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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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There’s more local Chalkbeat reporting on the recent charter school strike in Chicago down in the “labor and management” section below. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A glimpse : “In China ’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’ ” Via Class Central : “By The Numbers: MOOCs in 2018.” It’s like the MOOC crap all over again.

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. TL;DR.

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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.”) ” MOOCs looked – for a short while, at least – like they were going to pivot to become LMSes.

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.

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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. It’s free for students, but the software isn’t free for all—teachers must pay $7 a year and Pro users pay $29 annually. 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.

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“ Digital Promise Global has received a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to address equitable access to computational education in public schools,” Education Week reports. “ James Damore is moving his lawsuit against Google out of court,” The Verge reports. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” There’s more MOOC news in the “business of education” section below.

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They can be something everybody uses; that’s how 2012 became the year of the MOOC, and why virtual reality will no doubt be widely cited as the trend of 2016. MOOCs continued to increase in number and attendance. With every new year comes new ideas.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs are dead , according to Udacity ’s VP. The Economic Times of India reports that “Udacity to focus on individual student projects.” ” 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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” “ Tennessee ’s former education commissioner called on Betsy DeVos to resign as the nation’s education chief Thursday because of her boss’s ambivalent response to racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia,” Chalkbeat reports. Charlottesville and UVA.

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DeVos reported a new investment of between $250,001 and $500,000 in the Michigan-based Neurocore , according to a financial disclosure form that was certified by government ethics officials on Wednesday.” ” “The president of the Boy Scouts needs the Trump administration to approve his mega-merger,” Quartz reports – that’s Randall Stephenson, also the CEO of AT&T. The Flatiron School has released its latest “outcomes report.”

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In other Pearson news, via The Digital Reader : “ Pearson Shares Slump Following Poor Earnings Report.” Via Class Central : “ XuetangX : A Look at China’s First and Biggest MOOC Platform.”

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” Via The Hechinger Report : “Documenting Maine ’s failure to implement proficiency-based education.” The suit charged the university with failing to prevent sexual abuse by George Tyndall , formerly a gynecologist in the university’s health center, and for failing to take action as reports of the abuse surfaced.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Enjoy your Google for Education products !

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Department of Education recently announced it would miss a key deadline to repeal an Obama administration rule that seeks to hold career-education programs accountable for producing graduates with unmanageable debt,” Inside Higher Ed reports on the latest on " gainful employment." “ Desegregation is unraveling in this Texas town,” writes The Hechinger Report. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

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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.

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” That’s Joel Rose ’s School of One software. “ Purdue-Kaplan online university one step closer to reality,” the Journal & Courier reports. ” “The Obama administration shut down Globe U , but an affiliated university bought four of its Wisconsin campuses with the backing of the Trump administration and a state regulator with a tough reputation on for-profits,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” The Google Memo.

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Wants to Hold Colleges Accountable by Reporting Graduates’ Earnings. ” Via the AP : “ Mississippi ’s Supreme Court says a state lawsuit against Google alleging violations of student privacy should stay in a northeast Mississippi court.” billion over next decade,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Research, “Research,” and Reports.

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. TL;DR.

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The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

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” – that’s Sebastian Thrun, best known perhaps for his work at Google on the self-driving car and as a co-founder of the MOOC (massive open online course) startup Udacity. So here is the consensus from the past twelve years of the Horizon Report for higher education.

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Via Chalkbeat : “Secret CPS report spotlights big vacancies, lopsided options for students.” Via The Hechinger Report : “For students teetering on the edge financially, micro-grants help them finish college.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep hyping that MOOC thing. Via Edsurge : “ MOOCs Are No Longer Massive. ” Not surprisingly, there is more MOOC news in the surveillance section below.

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” “ Kansas lawmakers, trying to head off a court shutdown of the state’s public schools, have increased aid to poor districts by $38 million,” NPR reports. ” (Related, via the US News & World Report : “Women Losing Out on Career and Technical Education.”). Public Schools,” WAMU reports on the surprise news. ” “ ACT Will Change Scoring Scale for Writing Test,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

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Here’s media reporter Mathew Ingram’s take (and there are lots of takes out there. And speaking of copyrighting a language of a warlike people, the Oracle v Google case had its closing arguments this week. On Thursday, the judge gave Google the victory , ruling that the company’s use of the Java API fell under fair use provisions. “ California ’s teacher tenure battle is reignited by Vergara appeal and a new bill,” The LA Times reports.

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” “ Kansas State University ’s policy not to investigate accusations of rape in off-campus fraternity houses is ‘incorrect,’ according to federal government statements filed in court in support of two female students at the university,” The New York Times reports. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Fortune : “ Android Co-Founder To Lead Google ’s New Education Project.”

Testing and the future of education: Anya Kamenetz on Future Trends Forum #6

Bryan Alexander

As one anecdote to consider, Kamenetz mentioned a new product, which provides surveillance software for K-12. The company making this software claimed as an achievement to have prevented three suicides by detecting self-harm signals through pupils’ digital activity.

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The Department of Education’s Chief Privacy Officer Kathleen Styles has been “reassigned,” Education Week reports. ” The Wall Street Journal reports that the Trump Administration might limit the number of visas available to Chinese students.

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Via The New York Times : “Creepy Clown Reports Continue, and Clowns Are Not Happy.” ” “At least 9 ‘clown’ arrests so far in Alabama ,” AL.com reports. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOC hype deja vu.). Via LA School Report : “LAUSD credit recovery vendor finds strong demand for online makeup courses nationwide.” ” You know what would be helpful Google?

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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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” 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”).

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” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” ” “Just months after a major gaffe by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about the origins of historically black colleges and universities, a Florida HBCU is taking heat for inviting her to speak at its spring commencement ceremony next week,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Not sure why this is called a MOOC. Education Politics.

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“The FCC Is Threatening to Gut a Program That Provides Internet Access to Minorities,” Pacific Standard reports. 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.” “My Flawed ISTE 2018 Journey Report,” writes Tim Stahmer.

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“Ten more states sued the federal government on Friday over a directive to public schools on bathroom use by transgender students , adding their objections to those of 11 states that brought a lawsuit soon after the directive was released in May,” The New York Times reports. million as compensation for problems that derailed a spate of its assessments last year,” Education Week reports. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

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Connected Learning and 21st Century English Teacher Education

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Much of the current rhetoric about technology and education relates to devices and software programs—what types schools should purchase, how much money districts should spend on them, how they should be integrated into classroom learning, and what return on investment they should produce.

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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.

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Nikki Haley of South Carolina has signed into law a measure that requires the state’s public colleges and universities to publish reports of conduct violations involving alcohol, drugs, sexual assault, and hazing at fraternities and sororities.” ” Here are some reading suggestions from ProPublica : “The Absolute Best, Most Terrific Reporting on Trump University.” “ Columbia Drops SAT Subject Tests Requirement,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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Department of Education missed a deadline to delay state authorization rules are incorrect, a department spokeswoman said Thursday,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Speaking of which, here’s the headline from the LA School Report : “How a Los Angeles school board member teamed up with SpaceX & Elon Musk to test a mini-sub for the Thailand soccer team’s rescue.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).