Are MOOCs really dead?

Neo LMS

MOOCs have been considered for a very long time a great way of learning, because they are useful, diverse, surrounded by communities and mostly free. However, lately MOOCs have faced several challenges and criticisms such as its heavy reliance on user-generated content which creates a rather chaotic learning environment, and the mere fact that digital literacy is almost always a prerequisite if someone is going to take an open online course.

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Khan Academy Has Inspired Imitations Across Disciplines. MEDKSL is the Latest.

Edsurge

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Salman Khan should feel honored. Since he introduced Khan Academy in 2006, the free, open-access education platform has inspired several knock-offs focused on specific disciplines. At the time, I’d been hearing about what Khan was doing and suddenly I realized there’s a fundamental divide between how we’ve traditionally taught medical school and how the next generation is wired to learn.”

“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA

Daily Edventures

Salman “Sal” Khan has unquestionably made a lasting impact in the world of education – his name has come up countless times here at Daily Edventures , as teachers and others point to his video lessons as an example of transformational change in education.

Only Schools Can End Schools

The Principal of Change

” If you remember when Khan Academy first came out, many educators were extremely nervous that this would replace schools and were sick of that narrative.

“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA

Daily Edventures

Salman “Sal” Khan has unquestionably made a lasting impact in the world of education – his name has come up countless times here at Daily Edventures , as teachers and others point to his video lessons as an example of transformational change in education.

Who's afraid of the big bad MOOC?

Learning with 'e's

After seemingly stalling for a short time, MOOCs ( Massive Open Online Courses ) seem to be graining ground again. With the potential for thousands of students to enrol together on MOOCs, learning through connection to this large network of learners became the foundation and the cornerstone.

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

Edsurge

That’s one question we had for Kevin deLaplante, who did just that when he left Iowa State University in 2015 to focus on running his Argument Ninja Podcast and teaching courses on his online Critical Thinker Academy , both aimed at bringing concepts from his scholarship to a popular audience. Education Technology MOOCs EdSurge PodcastWhat’s life like after quitting a tenured job as a professor to become a freelance educator, making video courses and podcasts for a living?

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This online high school is not going to change education

Dangerously Irrelevant

I’m pretty sure that this is not the first time this has been suggested or tried (MOOCs, anyone? Khan Academy? K12 and Connections Academy?

Beyond Videos: 4 Ways Instructional Designers Can Craft Immersive Educational Media

Edsurge

Harvard reportedly spends $75,000-$150,000 building each new MOOC, most of which goes towards video production costs. Meanwhile, on the other side of the spectrum, resourceful teachers and nonprofits like Khan Academy are still creating low-budget screencasts. But, in combination, they can represent a needed improvement over the standard lecture-based videos that prevail in most MOOCs. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

The Future of Learning, via Museums #MCN2014

Improving Education Environments

Two of these three institutions have rune MOOCs through Coursera, and the third has been researching emerging models of online learning as well as partnered with Khan Academy to produce video content.

Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 1

Bryan Alexander

The chapter is entitled “Map of the World”, and focuses on the rise of open courseware ( MIT OCW ) and MOOCs, with notes on flipped classes, Khan Academy , gaming (via Dragon Box ), and the Minerva Project (now Minerva Schools at KG ). Our online book club begins!

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Unlocking stackable global credentials

The Christensen Institute

As the demand for higher education dramatically accelerates, so also the supply of modular educational resources is increasing through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) like Coursera and EdX, open educational resources (OER) like Khan Academy, and massive adaptive apps like Duolingo.

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The Content Paradox

Improving Education Environments

It sounds like the MOOC mania of 2012 (the world’s education through video and LMS replaced with the world’s education through less expensive and/or editable textbooks), except this time the open advocates are spreading the platitudes rather than critiquing the platitudes.

From Good Intentions to Real Shortcomings: An Edtech Reckoning

Edsurge

As the bubbly enthusiasm in the democratizing power of platforms like Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Khan Academy quietly wanes, we’ve seen more attention to digital inequity like the homework gap and gender discrimination in coding careers. In 2017, reality took a massive swipe at the wobbly optimism of technology progressives.

The Fans, Fanboys, and Fanatics of OER

Doug Levin

I don’t fret much at all over some of what Clark raises: the acceptance and/or lack of broader cheer-leading for Wikipedia, MOOCs, or Khan Academy as success stories. I have a confession to make. I work in K-12 education in the U.S.,

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Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

Beyond the MOOC. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. MOOCs. Khan Academy. It’s time once again for my annual review of “the year in education technology,” something I’ve done since 2010. Tomorrow I’ll launch the seventh edition of this massive, maniacal undertaking.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

In order to reduce the amount of new content a teacher needs to make, YouTube videos, MOOC s, multiple choice questions and web-based resources can be combined. Some examples of leading online learning environments include Future Learn , The Khan Academy , EtonX , and K-12.

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

Edsurge

Coursera, edX, Khan Academy and other massive course providers run almost exclusively on HD video streaming—an innovation initially propelled by internet neutrality. Who knows how much ISPs will now bill MOOCs and others for eating-up vast chunks of bandwidth?

Watch That Hand: Why Videos May Not Be the Best Medium for Knowledge Retention

Edsurge

From Khan Academy to massive open online courses (better known as MOOCs), digital instructional content is often delivered as videos. Yet Juan Cristobal Castro-Alonso argues that videos may not be the best medium when it comes to helping learners retain knowledge. The researcher, who is informally known as Cris Castro, works at the Center for Advanced Research in Education at the Universidad de Chile.

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

Beyond the MOOC. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. MOOCs. Khan Academy. Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told. At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology.

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Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Overall, the rise of online learning — from MOOCs to Khan Academy — makes “blended” learning that combines computer and live instruction feel normal to students. Dan D.

Education's Online Futures

Hack Education

There was all that ink spilled circa 2010 that Khan Academy and “ flipped learning ” were going to “ change the rules of education ,” replacing in-class instruction with online videos watched as homework. And then there were MOOCs , of course, and all those predictions and all those promises about the end of college as we know it: “MOOCs make education borderless, gender-blind, race-blind, class-blind and bank account-blind” and similar fables.

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How Much Hollywood Glitz Should Colleges Use in Their Online Courses?

Edsurge

Some nonprofit colleges that produce MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, have experimented with different production methods. A few videos on Khan Academy, for instance, have attracted millions of views , even though they are essentially voiceovers of Sal Khan explaining concepts while he draws on a screen or annotates images. In an interview last year , Khan described his style as “enjoying the material” and letting that show as he talked in his videos. “I

?Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?

Edsurge

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. These are the resources that are typically still free like MOOCs, Khan Academy videos, TED videos, and some adaptive learning platforms. Online courses helped kick off a movement promising that your zipcode no longer had to determine the quality of education you received.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Khan Academy launches free Official LSAT Prep ,” says the Khan Academy blog. 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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “ Khan Academy introduces something big for little learners,” says the Khan Academy blog. 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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below. Khan Academy is launching a new series on US history and civics. *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. (Oh

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” From the press release : “174 organisations worldwide call investors to cease support to American chain of schools Bridge International Academies.” ” Testing, Testing… From the Khan Academy blog : “ Khan Academy is the Official Practice Partner for AP.” ” This is the second major partnership the organization has made with the College Board , as Khan Academy is also its test prep site of choice for the SAT.

Education Technology and the Promise of 'Free' and 'Open'

Hack Education

The Rebranding of MOOCs. Remember 2012 , “ The Year of the MOOC? Remember in 2012 when the media wrote about MOOCs with such frenzy, parroting all these marketing claims and more and predicting that MOOCs were poised to “ end the era of expensive higher education ”? Along the way, most of the predictions and promises have been broken: Attending a MOOC now often costs money ; receiving a certificate certainly costs money.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Iowa City Press-Citizen : “ Iowa families foregoing classroom for virtual school.” Acumen “senior innovation associate” writes about +Acumen in Edsurge : “The Flip Side of Abysmal MOOC Completion Rates ? The charter: Bricolage Academy. Education Politics.

Machine Teaching, Machine Learning, and the History of the Future of Public Education

Hack Education

Khan Academy was going to change everything. MOOCs were going to change everything. These are my prepared remarks, delivered on a panel titled “Outsourcing the Classroom to Ed Tech & Machine-learning: Why Parents & Teachers Should Resist” at the Network for Public Education conference in Indianapolis. The other panelists were Peter Greene and Leonie Haimson.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ MOOCs no longer massive, still attract millions,” Class Central’s Dhawal Shah claims in a VentureBeat op-ed. “ Telcel customers can now access Khan Academy free of data charges on mobile apps and es.zero.khanacademy.org thanks to partnership with Carlos Slim Foundation and Telcel,” says Khan Academy. Presidential Campaign Politics.

Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November - Day 2

EdTechSandyK

For my notes on Day 1 of this academy, which took place January 15, 2014, click here. edX - www.edex.org - MOOC site, courses are all free, people who teach the courses are from Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, University of Texas, etc. Coursera is another option for higher ed MOOCS.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

An attorney also entered guilty pleas for the pair’s Niles-based tutoring businesses, Brilliance Academy Inc. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “Why America’s MOOC pioneers have abandoned ship” by Jonathan Rees. “ MOOCs Are Dead. The charter: Innovative Arts Academy Charter School. The Omidyar Network has invested $3 million in Khan Academy. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Loeb is the chairman of the Success Academy charter school chain. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Andrew Ng , Co-Founder of Coursera , Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course.” ” Via The New York Times : “At Walmart Academy , Training Better Managers. Khan Academy, for example, had $27.9 (National) Education Politics.

The Content Paradox

Improving Education Environments

It sounds like the MOOC mania of 2012 (the world’s education through video and LMS replaced with the world’s education through less expensive and/or editable textbooks), except this time the open advocates are spreading the platitudes rather than critiquing the platitudes.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Really looking forward to Space Force Academy. Ron Howard voiceover: she was not really looking forward to Space Force Academy.). Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). To borrow from Jello Biaffra, “MOOCs aren’t dead, they just deserve to die.” ” From Edsurge : “How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching.”

A Call For Homeschool 2.0

TeachThought - Learn better.

MOOCs. Khan Academy. A Call For Homeschool 2.0. by Terry Heick. Recently, Emma Thompson made (some) British headlines for deciding to homeschool her daughter.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Why Haven’t MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?” ” Via the BBC : “Computer giant Apple is expanding its supply line of talented young people with digital skills, by doubling the intake of its European academy.” ” Edsurge profiles MEDSKL , which is like Khan Academy but for medical school. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The school in question: Ohio Virtual Academy , owned by K12 Inc. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” A MOOC consortium , that is, with member institutions Davidson College , Colgate University , Hamilton College , and Wellesley College. ” Among the highlights of the 2017 Annual Report from Khan Academy : it’s received some $53 million in funding.