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. It’s not the first time students seemingly have rejected opportunities to gain college credit for MOOCs.

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Article in Journal ‘Science’ Argues MOOC Participation is Declining as Providers Pivot

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What lessons can be learned from the rise and pivot of MOOCs, those large-scale online courses that proponents said would disrupt higher education? An article this week in the prestigious journal ‘Science’ explores that question, digging into six years of data from MOOCs offered by Harvard University and MIT on the edX platform launched by the two universities. In fact, completion rates for MOOCs in the study declined. So MOOCs have not disrupted higher education.

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

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The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

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. Education Technology MOOCs Higher Education

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The Professor Who Quit His Tenured Job to Make Podcasts and Lecture Videos

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He made the move to his new phase of scholarly life during a rush of enthusiasm for so-called MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, that big-name colleges were starting to offer low-cost higher education to a wider audience. You can follow the podcast on the Apple Podcast app , Spotify , Stitcher , Google Play Music or wherever you listen. Back in the day I was a complex systems philosopher of science. I studied complex social and physical and biological systems.

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How Virtual IT Labs Prepare Students for Real-Life Work

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in Management of Information Systems from Claremont Graduate University. When I joined Ashford, the MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) had just started and it was quite an interesting movement. Yes, but for my business information systems students, virtual labs have helped. It’s embedded as a weekly component in all of the courses that I teach, which are Database Management Systems, Telecommunications and Networking Concepts Concepts, and Programming Concepts.

Scaling Up Micro-credentials

The PL2C Blog

The prospect of re-designing an entire professional development system is daunting, particularly when it’s a totally new idea, like micro-credentials. This small tweak emulates the competency based approach and might allow district leaders to get a feel for the potential value of micro-credentials as well as the potential push-back such a system will create. Coaching Leadership MOOC-Ed Teaching & LearningBy Lauren Acree.

In June, a Unique Chance for Educators to Renew, Remix, Reimagine at CLMOOC

Educator Innovator

So who is the MOOC designed for? Each partner will facilitate a Make Cycle, and bring expertise related to one of three themes: identity, systems, and public. Educator Innovator Blog #clmooc #connectedlearning moocSign up today for the 2015 CLMOOC!

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

CMS – Content Management System (a tool to build websites and apps). GAFE – Google Apps For Education (include Google Docs, Google Sites etc). LMS – Learning Management System (software that runs and manages educational programs). OS – Operation system (e.g.

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20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Expand Your Use of Google Classroom. Google has opened up Google Classroom to users outside of G Suite for Education. How to Manage Multiple Google Accounts.

Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years

EdTech4Beginners

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. Learning Management System (LMS). E-learning has seen a broad positive shift in the last couple of years.

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Implementing education technology by pursuing technology education: Professional Development ideas for educators

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Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are also excellent resources, offering free classes from world-renowned universities. Those majoring in technology education will study technological systems and design their own. Technology plays a prominent role in the modern classroom.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Google Summit - Student App Development - Maker Education - Reinventing Higher Ed

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Updates Partner Spotlight Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Final Notes Updates Did you miss the annoucement of our Online Summit Featuring Google for Education? We’re taking Google education summits online! The Learning Revolution Project is joining forces with CUE to expand globally connective opportunities for educators this September by hosting the first ever Online Summit Featuring Google for Education.

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

Wired Campus

If you want to track your learners, if you want to see the progress of your learners, if you want to bring in the information from the quizzes into your learning-management systems, then you have to buy. 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 Teachin

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14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

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The definition of asynchronous learning helps us understand the need for asynchronous access to this content, especially when this access is not through a dated university learning management system, but something more authentic to the student, maybe even accessed on their own mobile devices.

A Case for Educational Innovation Without ‘Disruption’

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A new book, “ Learning Innovation and the Future of Higher Education ,” looks at how to create systems that apply the science of learning into actual teaching. The hype around MOOCs and other disruptive tech at colleges has faded. We’re in a time of discovery when it comes to teaching.

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Is There Still a Meaningful Difference Between For-Profit and Public Higher Ed?

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He’s the guy who coined the term MOOC, short for Massive Open Online Course, which then was a reference to multiplayer video games. Education could be less expensive, it could be more engaging, it could have a bigger impact, but we are confined to a system that values dollars first.”

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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. TL;DR.

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A Podcast for Every Discipline? The Rise of Educational Audio

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Listen to this week’s podcast on Apple Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify , Stitcher , Google Play Music or wherever you listen, or in the player below. That’s the case for Davis, who for several years was a producer of video classes for HarvardX, Harvard’s MOOC production wing. “I

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To Better Serve Adult Learners, Eliminate the Barriers Between Work and Learning

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Many are first-generation and lower-income learners who have historically lacked the support systems to succeed in a traditional higher ed setting.

ISTE Wants to Be More Than Just a Conference. Learn How They Are Expanding.

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The group’s new ISTE U is a partnership with Dominican University, in California, and D2L, a learning management system provider. For many, what ISTE is doing with online courses may sound similar to MOOCs (massive open online courses), or other online certifications for educators offered by big companies such as Google, Apple and Microsoft. But South says this is not about competing with the big technology companies, and he stresses that it is certainly not another MOOC.

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

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.

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Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed–With A Caution

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Asynchronous access to this content, especially when this access is not through a dated university learning management system, but something more authentic to the student, maybe even accessed on their own mobile devices. Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed–With A Caution. by Terry Heick.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

impetus for the number of startups investing in the edtech sector and technology releases by players like Microsoft, Google have given the necessary boost for educators to look towards technology to impart education for the future.

15+ great resources for introducing coding to the classroom

eSchool News

First sketch your game using PixelPress’s “glyph” system which uses symbols to create the different elements of your game. Amplify is a free College Board-approved AP Computer Science massive open online course (MOOC). Must-try apps, games, and tutorials for learners of every age.

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.

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What Does A Relevant, Connected Educator Look Like-Part 2

The Web20Classroom

Our grading system was computer-based but I had to go to the Media Center to enter them. By plugging in Relevant, Connected Educators are using webinars, on-demand learning, MOOC''s, hashtags and other digital resources to learn and improve their practice. Remember Google Wave?)

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How a Parody Twitter Account Helps Decode the Hulking Educause Conference (And What to Expect This Year)

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So we decided to track down this heroic jokester for a more in-depth interview with the IT official (who we’ll keep anonymous, though you could track him down with a bit of Googling). Open Badges Update and the IMS Global Open Badges Extensions in Education Project with Brenda Perea (Colorado Community College System), Mark Leuba (IMS Global Learning Consortium), Anthony Newman (Purdue University), Jonathan Finkelstein (Credly).

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

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.

?Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?

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A single mom in middle America could learn to code from Google instructor. Despite these promising developments, however, vast inequity still persists in the United States education system. It’s worth reexamining how we’re recreating these educational walled gardens online—as we move from the heyday of MOOCs in 2012 to the gradual decline of open access courseware in 2017.

Peter Thiel May Finally Get His Flying Cars, Thanks to a New Udacity Nanodegree in 2018

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You’ll have to wait until early 2018, says Thrun, who says he is currently developing the curriculum with Kiva Systems co-founder Raff D’Andrea and a pair of aerospace professors—Angela Schoellig (University of Toronto) and Nicholas Roy (M.I.T.) Founded in 2012, Udacity initially sought to work with universities as a provider of massive online open courses (MOOCs). Peter Thiel once complained he was promised flying cars, but had to settle for 140 characters instead.

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?). The University of Alaska system braced for campus closures and layoffs after its operating budget was slashed by 41%.

How a Pandemic Could Change Higher Education

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One thing I’ve been looking at is Google Trends and trying to see if there is any early evidence that people are searching for new sorts of things, like micro-credentials and online degrees. The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a cloud of uncertainty over higher education.

We Are Rockstar Educators

Improving Education Environments

The MOOC phenomenon has led to media pundits and platform developers and their mouthpieces to view teaching from a popularity lens; those at the front of these MOOCs are purported to be regal and powerful by way of their MOOC, the performance on-camera as The Important.

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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. TL;DR.

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