Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

Edsurge

From the very start of digital education, the big question has always been: ”How can students learn effectively, if they’re not face-to-face with their instructors?” More than two decades ago, when I was hired at Stevens Institute of Technology, as dean of web-based distance learning—a quaint title for what is now known as online learning—few tools were available to help faculty migrate their on-campus courses online.

Robots Won’t Replace Instructors, 2 Penn State Educators Argue. Instead, They’ll Help Them Be ‘More Human.’

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How will artificial intelligence and machine learning change teaching? Jennifer Sparrow, the university’s senior director of teaching and learning with technology, thinks the fears that some faculty have about artificial intelligence taking their jobs echos the concern some had 20 years ago when higher education was first “branching out into online learning.” Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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Building STEM and Movement Skills Outside of School

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distance learning comes into play. But, vetted virtual programs can match the depth and impact of in-school learning experiences. And can turn students off from learning that they see as less than engaging and even stagnant, especially without the opportunity to move around.

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How do schools train for a workplace that doesn’t exist yet?

The Hechinger Report

We’ve all heard the dire predictions about the coming robot apocalypse. He’s also seen just how fast changes are happening in his own industry, information technology. Carnevale told me that, first of all, the story of robots creating mass unemployment has been overhyped.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In one class, Danusis introduces me to a lanky child in rain boots, who clicks through an online math program while chatting about a baby goat that’s being weaned in her backyard. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

How should we spend $4 billion on computer science education? Get experts involved

The Christensen Institute

If approved, the investment would mark an opportunity not only to invest in bringing a high leverage skillset to today’s students, but also to fundamentally rethink teaching and learning, with the potential to bring industry experts to bear in classrooms. Specifically, computer science is clearly a subject where industry professionals possess a huge reservoir of up-to-date know-how from which K–12 classrooms could benefit.

eLearning Brothers Expands Family with Two Corporate Training Acquisitions

Edsurge

The United States may not have had robot invaders from space in mind when drafting federal cybersecurity standards for the utility industry. And yet, a robot invasion is the very premise for a game that aims to teach utilities employees those standards and why they’re important.

School Attrition: The Shifting Tides of Student Enrollment

EdNews Daily

As a result, consumers are now spending more on learning materials than schools are. In her book The Consumerization of Learning , author Leilani Cauthen points out that education is becoming “consumerized.” These are things that were missing in the early stages of online learning.

A Nationwide Referendum on Public Education

EdNews Daily

Institutionalizing children to be cookie-cutter models of learning is antithetical to a world that rewards self-directed thinking and entrepreneurialism. The function of a publicly funded school is to make sure every student can learn, but we are only graduating 80 percent of our learners.

When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled

Edsurge

Todd Brekhus’ industry experience dates as far back as the early 2000s at PLATO, and later at myON. He is currently the chief product officer of Renaissance Learning, which acquired myON in 2018. Predictions about online learning didn’t really hit the mark, either.

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Look Here: Predicting 2020 Requires 20/20 Vision

EdNews Daily

Students are walking out on traditional public schooling and into a better learning experience. There’s an inverse growth model happening at the same time: School-choice, blended and flipped learning and a heavy dose of consumerization. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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

Edsurge

In popular culture, artificial intelligence is used to describe anything from product recommendations to self-driving cars and futuristic robotic overlords. The online course won’t include any heavy technical lessons, and is specifically targeting learners without experience with AI who want to better understand the technology or ways it could impact their business. But the course won’t be offered through a university, like many of the other online classes on Coursera.

Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

Edsurge

Inspired by the breakout podcast Serial, four years ago two digital learning leaders at the University of Central Florida created their own podcast—focused on online learning instead of true crime. It’s called the Teaching Online Podcast, or TOPcast , and co-host Thomas Cavanagh says he is driven by his quest to figure out one of the grand challenges of higher education: how to use technology to raise the quality of instruction while lowering costs.

How a Pandemic Could Change Higher Education

Edsurge

Colleges around the country have shut down and moved teaching online, and no one knows when it will be safe to reopen and resume normal operations. That reality was highlighted during a live online discussion EdSurge held this week in partnership with Bryan Alexander’s Future Trends Forum.

The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

MindShift

Redesigning Learning Spaces: Panelists identified changing learning spaces as a trend that educators and district leaders have embraced for quite some time and which is likely to continue. Teachers are becoming more comfortable with this idea of “blending learning.”.

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)

Edsurge

Between the barbeque and baristas, the dive bars and dueling pianos, thousands of educators, along with entrepreneurs, investors, researchers and policymakers across the education industry, will descend on Austin, Texas, during the first week of March for SXSW EDU. Companies include an AI robot, student incubator and a startup called Pie for Providers. Who Does Online Education Really Serve? It’s not hard to get behind and support social-emotional learning.

#DLNchat: How Could Artificial Intelligence Shape the Future of Higher Education?

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I am interested in building towards a world where aggregated statistics across the industry of education can help direct conversations on local, state, and federal education budget priorities. Farrar imagined for us “a world where aggregated statistics across the industry of education can help direct conversations on local, state, and federal education budget priorities.” RSVP for our next #DLNchat: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning?

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An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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The participants: Large district: Dr. Daryl Diamond, Director of Innovative Learning, Broward County Public Schools, FL. They not only look at how the product would fit with their learning standards and curriculum, but the product must also work within their LMS. Howard: She agreed that tools can become outdated quickly, so they look at making products that can have a big impact on student learning in a short timeframe. Then, learning goals drive the decision.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

high school students have the opportunity not just to take an online class for credit but a significant proportion of their course load online. New data analyses by NCES offer an updated assessment of the adoption of online learning by high schools: More than 4 in 10 U.S. percent) did not offer any entirely online courses to high school students during the 2015-16 school year. percent offered ‘a majority of all classes online;’ and, 3.6

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

high school students have the opportunity not just to take an online class for credit but a significant proportion of their course load online. New data analyses by NCES offer an updated assessment of the adoption of online learning by high schools: More than 4 in 10 U.S. percent) did not offer any entirely online courses to high school students during the 2015-16 school year. percent offered ‘a majority of all classes online;’ and, 3.6

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Alaska schools pay a price for the nation’s slowest internet, but change is coming

The Hechinger Report

About 20 students gazed at their laptops, an online poll open on each screen. Then, without missing a beat, she switched the smartboard display and launched into a multiple-choice quiz using a game-based online learning platform called Kahoot!

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Again and again, the media told stories — wildly popular stories , apparently — about how technology industry executives refuse to allow their own children to use the very products they were selling to the rest of us. Online Grade Portals. You can learn anything online, Siegler argued.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Textbooks could be history as schools switch to free online learning | Philly.com → Garnet Valley is a district in the vanguard of a nationwide movement to ditch traditional textbooks for open-source educational resources on the web. If it’s free to play with, and easy to learn about through communities working to improve the open source code, the assumption is that more people (and younger people) will start to get interested in working with AI.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Hill : “ Karl Rove and David Axelrod partner for online class on winning elections” – an online class on the Masterclass platform, that is. Speaking of Google, “ Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Futurism.com : “Here Are the States Where a Robot Is Most Likely to Steal Your Job.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The San Francisco Chronicle : “ Dev Bootcamp couldn’t tough out industry shakeout.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The LA Times asks , “ In this digital self-help age, just how effective are MasterClass ’s A-list celebrity workshops?” Important thoughts here on social emotional learning and structural racism. ” The New York Times reports that “ Burundi Robotics Team Vanishes After U.S.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Online education provider Udacity quietly drops money-back pledge for those who can’t find a job after finishing their studies.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Chalkbeat : “After flying under the radar, school districts’ online programs attract attention – and scrutiny.” ” Via Techcrunch : “ Amazon opens its internal machine learning courses to all for free.” This one is probably my favorite: “How California’s New Online Education Pilot Will Change Higher Ed Forever.” Are they in the oil industry?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Edsurge’s Jeff Young and Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill both asked industry analyst Trace Urdan for his take. I’m waiting for Tressie McMillan Cottom’s response, as she’s certainly unlikely to hype the industry angle and will surely raise the important issues surrounding equity, “lower ed,” and justice. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

million gift from the Charles Koch Foundation and Koch Industries , a well-known opponent of government spending on things like public education (among other things). Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” edX is offering an online master’s degree with Georgia Tech : an OMS (online master’s in science) in Analytics. Via Salon : “ Noam Chomsky : You can’t educate yourself by looking things up online.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via the Journal Sentinel : “More than 300 Kettle Moraine parents sign petition against online learning platform.” ” That’s a school district in Wisconsin , and the learning software in question is the Summit Learning Platform , created by the Summit charter school chain and built by Facebook and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). We just learned it was a fraud.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Free College” Via Edsurge : “For Free Community College , Online Learning Isn’t Always Part of the Recipe for Success.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” ECOT is the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, a failed online charter school. One-third of students take at least one class online.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “How Much Hollywood Glitz Should Colleges Use in Their Online Courses ?” Speaking of Hollywood Glitz, Variety reports that “ Kevin Spacey ’s Online Acting Course Pulled by MasterClass.” ” “Whatever happened to the promise of online learning ?”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” On Tuesday a court dismissed a petition by Ashford Universit y (owned by Bridgepoint Education ) to allow its online programs to be eligible for GI Bill benefits. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week. “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” Via The Daily Times : “Blount County Schools building new options to personalize learning.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Education Week : “The Ohio education department could seek repayment of more than $80 million from nine full-time online schools , based on audits of software-login records that led state officials to determine the schools had overstated their student enrollment.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” An op-ed in Forbes by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Make Online Education Great (For The First Time).”