New Teachers Won’t Save Us

The Thinking Stick

How to update your “class website” in a manner that is appropriate, within school guidelines and gets your message across to your community. We can do better… Random Thoughts COETAIL Connectivism gamification mooc presentation reverse instruction

The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

Edsurge

So with these guidelines in mind, I’ve chosen six areas where edtech has made an impact this decade: Learning Management Systems. MOOCs. Three types of edtech joined the “filmstrip” category in this decade: Learning Management Systems , MOOC s, and digital badges.

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Massive Study of Online Teaching Ends With Surprising — and ‘Deflating’ — Result

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New study in @PNASNews on MOOC persistence- 2.5 MIT professor Justin Reich and several colleagues just completed one of the largest-ever research studies exploring teaching techniques in online higher education, involving nearly 250,000 students from nearly every nation on the planet.

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Stanford Calls for Responsible Use of Student Data in Higher Ed

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The guidelines center on four core ideas. moment about the need for a big data code of ethics came soon after “MOOC mania” struck higher education in 2012. The sudden rise of MOOCs, or massive open online courses, and the deluge of data that followed were both thrilling and unsettling. Note: This article originally appeared in Stanford News.

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How to Introduce a Young Scholar to Twitter

ProfHacker

Here are some guidelines if you’re a Twitter fan and want to do the same. Or even a less known hashtag that you know your followers check regularly, like for a currently running MOOC on a relevant topic.

From Neutrality to Inequality: Why the FCC Is Dismantling Equal Access and What It Could Mean for Education

Edsurge

Under the new FCC guidelines, these historic protections will now be crippled. Who knows how much ISPs will now bill MOOCs and others for eating-up vast chunks of bandwidth? Faculty members who teach face-to-face may imagine that last week’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission to dismantle net neutrality doesn’t touch them, since their instruction is exclusively on campus, not plugged in to the web. Unfortunately, they’re mistaken.

Developing and Delivering Effective Professional Development for Educators

EdTechTeam

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. Being an educational technology trainer and an educator for more than a decade, I have had a fair share of training and professional development sessions both on giving and receiving end.

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4 Reasons to Attend the Ohio Educational Technology Conference 2014: Check Out the Keynote Lineup!

The 21st Century Principal

In this fast-paced, informative and entertaining presentation, renowned global futurist Jack Uldrich will provide an insightful overview of how a number of technological trends—information technology, mobile web communications, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), social networking, artificial intelligence, wearable technology, business analytics (data mining) and gaming dynamics—are fueling significant change within the field of higher education.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The checklist provides some simple guidelines that could really improve the learner experiences for our students, coworkers, clients, or guests. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update March 18th All of life is a constant education.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Or one could look at ed-tech companies that laid off staff: the coding bootcamp Galvanize , the analytics company Civitas Learning , the learning management system Schoology , MOOC provider Coursera , the education giant Pearson , for example. Education Week also reported in February that the State Educational Technology Directors Association had released a new website that offered guidelines on purchasing digital materials.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Education Revolution Google+ Community Guidelines for Project Based Learning. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 22nd The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn.and change.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

There is a burden being carried by CA school districts, each struggling individually with how to manage technology policies and guidelines appropriately for the future.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

shares the guidelines, rules, and reflective activities associated with this exercise. Following recent conversations about the assessment capacity of MOOCs, this is a great topic! The Learning Revolution Weekly Update February 25th Never let formal education get in the way of your learning. Mark Twain Welcome to the Learning Revolution. The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Trump Administration Will Rescind Obama-Era Guidelines on Race-Conscious Admissions.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Speaking of terrible ideas taken up by terrible people and terrible companies, Andrew Ng – yes, of MOOC fame – says that we should be less concerned with making self-driving cars safe and more committed to training bystanders (pedestrians?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The Department of Education has released its newly proposed guidelines for school accountability. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs for credit ! FutureLearn announced that two UK universities – the University of Leeds and the Open University – will offer MOOCs that will be accepted for college credit. For more on MOOCs for credit, see the “MOOCs” section above. Education Politics.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In related MOOC news, there's more on “ nanodegrees ” in the “credentialing” section below. The ALA has released library privacy guidelines for students in K–12 schools. Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via George Veletsianos : “A large-scale study of Twitter Use in MOOCs.” ” Research finds there’s a " global achievement gap in MOOCs. Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.” Education Politics. “Will the Senate Block Betsy DeVos ?” ” asks The Atlantic.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). of Maryland Removes ‘Misogynistic’ Guidelines for TAs.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The U.S.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

To that end, the Computer Science Teachers Association proposed CS standards for K–12 this year – curricular guidelines written by a “coalition of industry and education organizations,” as Edsurge , always happy to plug those “ public-private partnerships ,” put it : “Code.org, Cyber Innovation Center, National Math and Science Initiative, the Association for Computing Machinery and Computer Science Teachers Association. See: the LMS, the MOOC.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Obama administration guidelines for LGBT student protections under Title IX remain in place, and the student codes at Liberty and Bob Jones Universities appear to violate them,” says Inside Higher Ed. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Inside Higher Ed on online education at Simmons College. More on MOOC and online education research in the research section below. Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Edsurge points to new guidelines for education companies participating in Y Combinator ’s startup accelerator program. Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough. Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” From the press release : “ MOOCs and books initiative launched by Springer and Federica Weblearning.” Inside Higher Ed reports that “ Fannie Mae , the largest backer of mortgage credit in the country, has issued new guidelines allowing home owners to refinance their mortgage s to pay off their student loan debt.

Hack Education Weekly News

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on Wednesday announced new guidelines that aim to provide more transparent information for borrowers and more accountability for the companies that manage repayment of federal student loans ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Presidential Campaign Politics. On the Republican Party platform and presidential ticket: “ Trump plan would base student loans on employability,” the Hechinger Report says.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via The New York Times : “ Trump Drops Defense of Obama Guidelines on Transgender Students.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Should Online Courses Go Through ‘Beta Testing’?” NPR on MOOC Micromasters. Education Politics. “How higher education made President Trump ,” according to Jeffrey Selingo. Via Fusion : “ ICE detained close to 700 immigrants in a five-day nationwide raid.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Republicans are made because the Department of Education issued guidelines about how ESSA should be implemented. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “The Future of MOOCs Might Not Be Free ,” suggests Education Week’s Market Brief with an observation that many of us made back in 2012. Education Politics. “ New Education Law: Bipartisan No More.”

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