Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Wednesday, September 26th, for a one-hour live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar on the "true history" of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with Dave Cormier, Alec Couros, Stephen Downes, Rita Kop, Inge de Waard, and Carol Yeager. While a wave of courses from prominent universities are now labeled as MOOCs, we''ll drill down on the connectivist roots of the early MOOC offerings and discuss the importance of the differences between them and the current breed.

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8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are so many new ways to differentiate for varied learners, back-fill for some while enriching others without slowing anyone down. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Wally Clipper, has a great run-down on 8 trends you’ll want to watch in 2020: 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020. From digital certificates to learning analytics, here are eight EdTech trends to look forward to in the coming months. Video-assisted Learning.

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The Future of Learning, via Museums #MCN2014

Improving Education Environments

I had the opportunity to be on the final panel at #MCN2014, the Museum Computer Network annual conference in Dallas. The panel, Centralized, Decentralized, Distributed: Emerging Models for Online Learning in Museums, was hosted by Rosanna Flouty of NYU and panelists were Daniel Wolff of the American Museum of Natural History, Allegra Smith of the Museum of Modern Art, and Emily Lytle-Painter of the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art.

Production Value in Online Higher Education

hem.digital

In 2012, during a rare moment of clarity, I wondered aloud about the possible impact on the institutional reputation of academics choosing to post their instructional materials online, including lecture videos, for all the world to see. As anticipated, the investment in MOOCs by universities climbed quickly, some reaching the $400,000 mark - roughly 2000 percent more than your typical online course. The trend is not restricted to education. Son of MOOC.

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‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

Edsurge

What does it mean to be human in a digital age? Some people researching education technology might not spend their days wondering how their work fits into this existential question—but George Siemens isn’t "some people." That’s his explanation for how he thinks about the role of education in the 21st century. A researcher, theorist, educator, Siemens is the digital learning guy. Instead he wants to talk about humanity.

Many New Ideas are Quite Old

Mistakengoal.com

Now that I’ve finished my dissertation, I finally feel free to turn my attention to other scholarly pursuits. I feel an obligation to bring closure to the historical work I began a few years ago so I will be spending the next several months working with primary sources and reworking old drafts into publishable articles. After reading each quote, try to guess the year it was written before you continue reading. But how old?

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15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

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. 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. Whole-Class Learning is Here.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Soon to be The Atlantic’s Adam Harris. ” It’s being positioned here as the first time Congress has funded open textbooks, but it’s not the federal government’s first commitment to OER. Government Will Travel to Latin America.” ” To Peru and Colombia , specifically. Now Oklahoma Teachers Could Be the Next to Walk.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Politico : “ National Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning delivered dozens of letters to President Donald Trump from her students on Wednesday afternoon, with one of the letters urging the president to ‘take care’ with his language about immigrant and refugee communities.” high school’s track turned out to be superintendent, cops say.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The changes are due to the replacement of one education acronym (NCLB) with another ( ESSA ). “Dean Dad” Matt Reed responds to Senator Alexander’s proposal to limit student loans. ” “ The Left’s drive to push conservatives out of education reform ” by The Fordham Institute’s Robert Pondiscio. And a response from Marilyn Anderson Rhames: “ An Open Letter to White Conservative Education Reformers.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“High school students will be allowed to carry mace in the 2016–2017 school year after the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education agreed to remove prohibitive language and amend its policy,” the Salisbury Post reports. ” And the state of North Carolina sues the feds in response: “ North Carolina’s Suit to Keep Federal Funding After HB2.” “How Hard Is the New SAT ?” But how do they compare to the old one and the ACT ?”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed. I thought for a good long while about how best to summarize this decade, and inspired by the folks at The Verge , who published a list of “ The 84 biggest flops, fails, and dead dreams of the decade in tech ,” I decided to do something similar: chronicle for you a decade of ed-tech failures and f**k-ups and flawed ideas.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ DeVos Falsely Suggests That Student Loans Were Federalized to Pay for Obamacare.” ” Via Education Week : “Trump Moves to Fill Key Civil Rights Post.” Politico runs the number on the steps Trump has taken to fill openings at the Department of Education.). Via The Washington Post : “ DeVos offers buyouts to shrink Education Department workforce.” (National) Education Politics.

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