To Attract Talent, Corporations Turn to MOOCs

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In terms of revenue, a report by MarketsandMarkets estimates that corporate learners generate the biggest chunk of revenue for massive online open courses (MOOCs), more than undergraduate, graduate and high school students. Many of the MOOC providers that began with dreams of working with universities to democratize access to higher education have since expanded into the corporate learning space. Education Technology MOOCs Future of Work Workforce Training

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What If No One Seeks Credit for a Credit-Eligible MOOC?

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News that Arizona State University and edX have archived 10 of their 14 Global Freshman Academy courses raises questions about the viability and purpose of credit-eligible MOOCs. Yet only 1,750 out of 373,000 people who enrolled paid to receive college credit for finishing a course and fewer than 150 pursued full degrees at ASU, reports Inside Higher Ed. It’s not the first time students seemingly have rejected opportunities to gain college credit for MOOCs.

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12+ Missions Covering Various K12 Content for Meaningful Learning

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Participants in my current free online course, The Goal-Minded Teacher MOOC ( #EduGoalsMOOC ), designed learning missions this past week to inspire their learners. The learning missions were designed with several free web tools, including Google Slides , Genial.ly , Buncee , Canva , Glogster , and Google Docs. Mission: Research and design a report about an endangered species. Mission: Be a reporter for a day.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. Comments Section : Students examine a post from a newspaper comment section and explain whether they would use it in a research report.

EdSurge HigherEd Year in Review: Our Top Higher Education Stories of 2018

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While not quite the “Year of the MOOC,” 2018 saw a resurgence in interest around the ways these massive open online courses are delivering free (and more often these days, not free) online education around the world, and how these providers are increasingly turning to traditional institutions of learning. How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching. The “Year of the MOOC” is long behind us. In 2016, the company reported its largest loss in its history, down $3.3

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Friday 5 — 7.3.2015

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Pew has released a new report on Americans’ internet access 2000-2015. The first few years of widespread access to MOOCs have created a data trove for researchers. The first one: MOOC students are diverse, but trend toward autodidacts. Google released a real-time trends feature to provide live data on the 100 billion searches conducted each month. Scroll down to see the curated data sets Google has made available, and the visualizations created from them.

Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years

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According to a Google report , almost 80% people don’t exit their homes sans smartphones. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). MOOC is not a new concept in the e-learning industry. Many prestigious universities such as Harvard offers MOOC at minimal or no cost. MOOC also offers group collaboration and feedback through online evaluation. E-learning has seen a broad positive shift in the last couple of years.

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OPINION: When it comes to liberal-arts education, online learning changes only the tools

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For me, it was pretty easy to imagine how I’d supplement the online pre-recorded lectures from my MOOC with discussions with Wesleyan students on the Zoom platform. My colleagues report similarly positive experiences. Even those who used to chide me about leaving intimate education behind in offering MOOCs seem to be finding real value in teaching remotely on a platform that allows for discussion as well as lectures. “Nothing ever changes in academia,” the refrain goes.

5 Ed-Tech Ideas Face The Chronicle’s Version of ‘Shark Tank’

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Blumenstyk as a reporter surveying the landscape, Mr. Jones as a professor and administrator at a college, and Mr. Freedman as an investor looking for the next big thing in education technology. Freedman: I love where you started with the criticism of the MOOCs. I mean, MOOCs aren’t learning platforms, they’re distribution platforms. And if you’re using maps, we want you to use Google Maps or GIS and those kinds of things. Distance Education IT MOOCs Teaching

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Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng Wants to Bring ‘AI to Everyone’ in Latest Course

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The course will cost $49 per month and will be hosted on Coursera, a platform for massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that Ng co-founded in 2012. (He offers through Coursera, which Ng teaches, have had wide appeal on the MOOC website. In June, EdSurge reported that three Coursera’s top 10 most popular courses were taught by him.

It’s Time to Digitally Transform Community College

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A national working group that I was recently a part of—led by non-profit Opportunity America—recently produced a report that aptly characterized the community college as “ the indispensable institution.” While high-resolution data for community colleges isn’t available, we can see evidence for this in proxies such as Google search trends , consumers’ growing openness and intention to study online , booming MOOC enrollment , and publicly-traded online learning company enrollment results.

The Year in Podcasts: Top EdSurge On Air Episodes of 2018

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MOOCs are No Longer Massive. Once upon a time, free online courses known as MOOCs made national headlines. So we talked with Dhawal Shah, founder and CEO of Class Central, who has been tracking MOOCs closely ever since he was a student in one of those first Stanford open courses, about how MOOCs have evolved. This is the first episode by our newest EdSurge reporter, Emily Tate.

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14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

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MOOCs are great ideas, but assessment and feedback loops and certification are among the many issues holding them back. Comparing an unsupported MOOC from 2008 to an in-person college experience isn’t apples to apples. Compare that same MOOC to a self-determined learner Googling topics or searching reddit for information, and suddenly it’s not so bad. 14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education. by Terry Heick.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. There will be cheering from traditionalists as more high profile MOOC failures happen and from those that think MOOCs are the only threat to their way of life. MOOC providers will keep on refining them.

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Higher Ed Has Now Split Into Dual Economies: Online and Traditional

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Working professionals have vastly different needs than those of the traditional student," said Nelson Baker, dean of professional education at Georgia Tech in an American Council of Education report last month, acknowledging that college leaders are uneasy over the inability of conventional higher ed to respond effectively to fierce market forces. Just the other day, Purdue University, in partnership with Kaplan and edX, announced three new MOOC-based engineering degrees for under $25,000.

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

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They noted the menu of research reports, graphics and videos, and the “About” page describing the site as a project of a “nonprofit research organization” called the Employment Policies Institute. By and large, according to a report the group published last month, the answer in each case is no. Overall,” the report concluded, “young people’s ability to reason about the information on the Internet can be summed up in one word: bleak.”. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

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ASU ends its MOOC experiment , Global Freshman Academy. Google was fined $170 million for violating children’s privacy on YouTube. Google got into the anti-plagiarism business. billion (which certainly explains why Google got into the anti-plagiarism business, eh?). Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students’ Essays ,” Motherboard reported in August.

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” Some of these experimental sites included MOOCs and coding bootcamps. “ 18 States Are Suing Betsy DeVos Over For-Profit College Rules ,” Buzzfeed reports. ” “College made millions by tricking Indigenous people, court finds,” The Guardian reports. Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill follows up on the Edsurge article with his own analysis : “ MOOCs Now Focused on Paid Certificates and OPM Market.”

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Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. There will be cheering from traditionalists as more high profile MOOC failures happen and from those that think MOOCs are the only threat to their way of life. MOOC providers will keep on refining them.

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Developing and Delivering Effective Professional Development for Educators

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For successful outcomes, plan teacher PD sessions avoiding holidays, weekends, extended school days and reporting/ assessment cycles. In this age of digital transformation, educators may choose from the plethora of online MOOCs which are a convenient and no-travel option. Most of these MOOCs are free and are led by top professors from reputed global universities.

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Campus Tech 2016: Recognizing—and Questioning—“Inevitable” Futures

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Stephen Downes , senior researcher at the National Research Council of Canada and co-creator of the MOOC, began with an overview of the predictive process, saying it “isn’t magic, but it’s not mechanical either.” READING THE TEA LEAVES : Futurist Bryan Alexander ’s pre-conference workshop delved into techniques for predicting the future, as well as an overview of higher-ed technology trends from the New Media Consortium’s recent Horizon report.

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The Greatest EdTech Generation Ever – LIVE Blog of Justin Reich’s Keynote

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In fact, if you Google “rainbow starburst bracelet” and the official video from the company has been viewed a fraction of the times. As a researcher, Justin has been carrying this concept into his work with MOOCs. However, in the last few years, higher education has listened to the world of MOOCs and started changing. However, the recent OEDC report showed that the number of computers in schools is negatively correlated with performance on the PISA test.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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When I first started working as a tech reporter, I assumed – naively – that venture capitalists were smart people who did thorough research before funding a company. Reporting in May , John Carreyou noted that among those who’d lost the most money by investing in Theranos were the Walton Family, Betsy DeVos, Rupert Murdoch, and Carlos Slim – all also major (conservative) funders of charter schools and ed-tech. Vive la MOOC révolution.

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

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raised more than $9 million in a recent Series A round , and handheld wireless sensor company PocketLab is now teaming up with Google to bring the pocket-sized lab equipment to the Google Science Journal. report cards have by and large stayed the same over the last century—there’s not always good feedback, and it’s too late once bad grades get in. It was an edtech entrepreneur’s dream on Wednesday at Intel’s Education Accelerator Demo Day.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) ” In his book, Srnicek identifies five kinds of platforms: advertising platforms (like Google and Facebook), cloud platforms (like Salesforce and Amazon Web Services), industrial platforms (like GE and Siemens), product platforms (like Spotify), and lean platforms (like Uber and AirBnB). ” How Google Took Over the Classroom.

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Reports.” ” More on the report from Pacific Standard. ” “ Turkey has reacted angrily to suggestions that it might tone down its attack on Saudi Arabia over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi if the United States agrees to extradite an opponent of President Erdogan,” The Times reports. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via The Verge : “An academic reported sexual harassment.

Connected Learning and 21st Century English Teacher Education

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Give teachers and students laptops and Google Classroom accounts and magic will ensue. In a landmark 2013 report , this group detailed an educational approach, called connected learning, that aims to leverage this ecology to advance academic achievement, equity, and civic engagement.

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?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

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A 2016 report funded by the Gates Foundation found that in the U.S. My classmates from Stanford’s Learning Design and Technology master’s program have gone on to design for big brands like Airbnb and Google as well as edtech upstarts including the African Leadership University, General Assembly, Osmo and Udacity. alone, there are 13,000 instructional designers. Yet, when I graduated from college in 2008, I didn’t know this field existed. Surely a lot has changed!

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” And in Delaware , “Authorities have arrested two Smyrna high school students in connection with threats involving clowns and bombs ,” the AP reports. ” “ Clown College Calls National Rash of Rumored Clown Scares ‘Troubling’,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. AllAfrica reports that the Kenyan government will begin distributing some 1.2 Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know

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We’re breaking out our barbeque bibs, pulling out our reporter’s notebooks and heading down to Austin for SXSWedu. Opinionated Products : There’s a word for the kinds of tools and products—like say, Google search results—which adapt to a user’s behavior: opinionated. Companies like Microsoft, Facebook and Google are all dipping their toes into virtual and augmented reality. It’s that time of year again.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” “Three months after the former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in jail for sexual assault, he was released on Friday,” NPR reports. “The Federal Trade Commission on Friday filed a complaint against the academic journal publisher OMICS Group and two of its subsidiaries, saying the publisher deceives scholars and misrepresents the editorial rigor of its journals,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Education Politics.

Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November - Day 2

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edX - www.edex.org - MOOC site, courses are all free, people who teach the courses are from Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, University of Texas, etc. Coursera is another option for higher ed MOOCS. Close to 10% of students got into MIT by excelling in a MOOC. Often, the technology coordinator/director is reporting to the WRONG person. Notes from day 2 of TASA''s Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November.

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Then, “A Day Later, Football Coach Out at Maryland,” Inside Higher Ed reported. “ Board Chairman Resigns in Fallout Over a Maryland Football Player’s Death,” The New York Times reported on Thursday. Research, “Research,” and Reports.

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” “8 Grad Students Are Arrested Protesting the GOP Tax Bill on Capitol Hill,” The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Adam Harris reported on Tuesday. Via NPR : “ School Voucher Programs Should Be Clear About Disability Rights , Report Says.” ” That’s a report from the GAO. ” “Troubled DeVry University Gets Sold Off For A Pittance,” Buzzfeed’s Molly Hensley-Clancy reports.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The Horizon Report. The organization, which was founded in 1994, was best known for its annual Horizon Report, its list of predictions about the near-future of education technology. But as the ed-tech sector is never willing to let a bad idea die, the report will live on.