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EdTech Acronyms Explained

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BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). GAFE – Google Apps For Education (include Google Docs, Google Sites etc).

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

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Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends.

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

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Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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John Warner made the connection between Theranos and ed-tech in an op-ed published on Inside Higher Ed, noting the parallels between the claims about companies poised to revolutionize education, often made by those without much experience or expertise in teaching and learning and the claims that Holmes and her company made – claims that those with experience and expertise (biologists and chemists and medical engineers, for example) knew simply weren’t true.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

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To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017. Whole-Class Learning is Here.

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Mostly surveillance posing as “ personalization ” startups. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Supporting Early Learning through the Every Student Succeeds Act ,” per the press release. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

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” Via Edsurge : “ Betsy DeVos Visits Bay Area Public School for a Lesson in Personalized Learning.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs are dead , according to Udacity ’s VP. ” Never one to let a good MOOC story pass them by, Edsurge repeats the story. “MOOCs Are ”Dead.“ Also via Edsurge : “ MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners.”

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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

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Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large.

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

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This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. Silicon Valley does include Mountain View, where Google is headquartered. “Everyone should learn to code,” as they like to tell us. Personalization.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week. ” “What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?” “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” More questions about MOOCs in the Betteridge’s Headlines section below. And more on MOOCs in the credentialing section below as well. “ Can personalized learning prevail?

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Via The Atlantic : “Why Young Pakistanis Are Learning Chinese.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” (So instead of “testing” we’ll have ubiquitous, non-stop surveillance / assessment via “personalized learning.” Via Techcrunch : “ Google partners with MotherCoders to bring tech training to moms in New York City.” “What Does Personalized Learning Mean?

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” That’s Joel Rose ’s School of One software. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Andrew Ng , Co-Founder of Coursera , Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course.” ” The New York Times on “ mastery based learning ” : “A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry.” ” The Google Memo. (National) Education Politics.

Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

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“The Year of the MOOC” – I was summoned to Palo Alto, California for a small gathering to discuss the future of teaching, learning, and technology. With enough data and some machine learning, you can identify – statistically – the most common obstacles.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps,” says The New York Times. ” Also via The New York Times : “ Google Faces Internal Backlash Over Handling of Sexual Harassment.” ” Also via The New York Times : “ Google Employees Stage Worldwide Walkout.” ” Social emotional learning ! IXL Learning has acquired ABCya.

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Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” ” She promises that every kid will learn to code (of course) by having the private sector train CS teachers. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). From the edX blog : “How to be a Better Learner: Determine Your Learning Style.” ” Try learning styles, maybe. ” More on MOOC (and related) research in the research section below.

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” Via Chalkbeat : “New early learning initiative brings Sesame Street lessons into Memphis classrooms.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill analyzes a recent interview with Coursera ’s CEO and argues the MOOC provider is “betting on OPM market and shift to low-cost masters degrees.” “Can Space Activate Learning?”

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” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? Fines Google $5.1 Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the credential section below. Via Class Central : “Analysis of 450 MOOC -Based Microcredentials Reveals Many Options But Little Consistency.” “ Can AR/VR Improve Learning? The Google Empire.

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” Via the Journal Sentinel : “More than 300 Kettle Moraine parents sign petition against online learning platform.” ” That’s a school district in Wisconsin , and the learning software in question is the Summit Learning Platform , created by the Summit charter school chain and built by Facebook and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). We just learned it was a fraud.”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Techcrunch : “ Grasshopper , a learn-to-code app from Google ’s Area 120 incubator, goes live.” ” Via Edsurge : “ Google and Udacity Offering 5,000 Scholarships for Nanodegree Programs.” ” From the ASU website : “Panelists discuss future of personalized learning.” The company, formerly known as PLATO Learning, is owned by Thomas Bravo.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” If you can’t create revenue, raise venture capital. Google has launched a curriculum called “ Be Internet Awesome ” to encourage digital safety and citizenship. So many reasons why Google is the wrong entity to claim any sort of leadership position here, but hey. Via Edsurge : “How U of Michigan Built Automated Essay-Scoring Software to Fill ‘Feedback Gap’ for Student Writing.”

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” Via Edsurge : “The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts.” Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Launches Online School to Teach Software Development.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The GW Hatchet : “Oversight of online learning programs lacking in some schools, report finds.” Once upon a time, Coursera updates went in the MOOC section.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). The university will then begin augmenting its online offerings using machine learning and artificial intelligence products from Amazon. Over time, students will be able to customize their learning experiences using Amazon products such as Kindle and Echo’s Alexa assistant. Via Techcrunch : “ LinkedIn Learning now includes 3rd party content and Q&A interactive features.”

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” Via Education Week : “ Iowa schools to stop using $14M testing software after audit.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Slate : “ The New Diploma Mills.” A report from VC firm GSV Acceleration : “It’s a Breakout: Capital Flows In the Learning and Talent Technology Market.” Via MinnPost : “Almost 50 years ago, Oregon Trail revolutionized educational software. How Google is ruining the Web.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try To Be An OPM : Conversion of for-profits and MOOCs.” You can now learn Klingon on Duolingo , Techcrunch reports.

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’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Reminder: a lot of MOOC news is now job training news, so you’ll find some updates in that section below. ” “Don’t Take Personality Tests Personally,” says Pacific Standard.

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and her chief of staff, Elias ‘Ronnie’ Simmons, were charged Friday with 24 counts of fraud and other crimes that federal prosecutors said allowed them to use a charity as a ‘personal slush fund.’” ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Are MOOCs Forever ?” Via Education Week : “Ed-Tech Software Group Objects to Messages in Feds’ #GoOpen Campaign.” Education Politics.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “The University of California, Los Angeles , is planning a major expansion in the online certificate and graduate degree markets that it hopes will reach as many as 15,000 students by early next decade,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Via Education Dive : “ Coursera ’s Tom Willerer talks personalization, access.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ OpenStax Launches Learning Platform.”

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“As lawsuits mount over access to learning technologies for people with disabilities , universities consider banding together to share accessibility reviews of vendor products,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Curious if students are allowed to use any tech products made by Oracle’s arch-nemesis, Google. Via The Chicago Tribune : Google gave $1.5 (National) Education Politics.

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” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Brown University joins edX. Education Politics.

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” Via The Indiana Gazette : “Parents and other school district residents reminded the Indiana Area school board on Monday that their dissent of the Summit Learning program hasn’t waned, even though the administration scaled back the program and put it on ‘opt-in’ status for the 2018–19 school year.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). The “adaptive learning” company has raised $23.5

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Aftermath of the MOOC wars: Can commercial vendors support creative higher education ?” through-MOOCs program launched, its College of Business says it is seeing the contours of a model it can use to promote the university abroad, enroll previously untapped groups of students and attract corporate partners.” Google has also rebranded Google Apps for Education as G Suite for Education.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ Coursera Removes Biometric Identity Verification Using Keystroke Matching,” Class Central reports. Via Google’s blog : “ Howard University opens a new campus at the Googleplex.” ” It’s a three-month summer program with classes taught by Google engineers and Howard faculty. ” Ng is, of course, the co-founder of the MOOC startup Coursera. Education Politics.

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Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive? “Lifelong learning” and multiple choice quizzes for two to five year olds. ” Via Edsurge : “ Britannica CEO Talks Google, Wikipedia and What Lil Pump Can Teach Us About Credibility.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Politico : Western Governors University , “the nation’s leading provider of competency-based educatio n – which the Education Department’s independent watchdog last month said violated federal student aid rules – is expanding into North Carolina.” In the future, you might want to look for most MOOC-related news in the “business of job training” section below.

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Learning styles” in the White House: President Trump doesn’t read his daily intelligence briefings, gets oral briefings on “select” issues instead, because reading isn’t “his style of learning,” the @washingtonpost reports [link] — Kasie Hunt (@kasie) February 9, 2018. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Fast Company : “How Software Is Taking On School Shootings.”