MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 3 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

For Unit 3 of the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change , we explored the TPACK and SAMR frameworks. Having students type their notes on their laptops instead of writing them on a piece of paper is also not integrating technology.

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Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

MindShift

Some studies found that about five percent of those enrolled in massive open online courses (known as MOOCs) completed the course. In order to run a group, librarians set up the space for group learning and make laptops available when needed.

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Mobile learning and personal metrics

Learning with 'e's

It can be actuated via a smartphone or iPad, laptop or in-person, but access is constant–which in turn shifts a unique burden to learn on the shoulders of the student."

Learning Beyond The Classroom Walls

The Web20Classroom

I sat down at my laptop, went to Google and started searching. Many students can now obtain full degrees, from bachelor’s to PhD, all from a laptop in their living room, rather than a stuffy classroom in a building named for someone few remember.

Another glimpse of European higher education and technology

Bryan Alexander

A Maltese education leader dove into their secondary school laptop initiative. MOOCs… ah, this is fascinating. Once more I saw how the MOOC hype crash is limited to the United States. Presenter after presenter showed MOOC projects under way.

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A Flipped Classroom Approach: Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Fortunately, there is a vast amount of content already available, such as YouTube videos, MOOCs, multiple choice questions and web-based resources. Have you ever felt that the traditional classroom structure we’ve all grown used to is a bit too limiting for the today’s day and age?

Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

techieMusings

MOOCs. Sophomores have the opportunity to spend a period of their day learning through a MOOC of their choosing. Their MOOC worktime is an assigned period within their school day. There are some suggested MOOCs on their LMS to choose from.

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Flipping the Script; 3 Obstacles to Innovation Viewed Differently

The Principal of Change

Send them a google calendar appointment (PS…this was a classroom where all students had a laptop) if you like, and then use the other 19 minutes and 30 seconds to do something where the students have to be thoughtful, not mindlessly write off of a board.

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. For example, in contrast to those in other states, many immigrant families in Arizona feared state surveillance through school-issued laptops. In 2017, reality took a massive swipe at the wobbly optimism of technology progressives.

2016 and Beyond: The Future of Classroom Technology by @MelanieNathan

TeacherCast

Laptops and computer workstations have already made significant inroads into traditional learning environments. These venues range from MOOCs (free massive online open courses) to traditional brick-and-mortar public schools.

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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. In their study, 104 Australian male and female students in both STEM and non-STEM fields had to remember the type, color and position of 12 abstract symbols placed on rectangular frame on a laptop monitor. Yet Juan Cristobal Castro-Alonso argues that videos may not be the best medium when it comes to helping learners retain knowledge.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Ban Laptops" Op-Eds. For the past ten years, every ten months or so, someone would pen an op-ed claiming it was time to ban laptops in the classroom. For their part, critics of laptop bans claimed the studies the op-eds frequently cite were flawed, reductive, and out-of-date.

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

MOOCs? And the MOOC numbers look like they’re rising. Unless the worm turns globally, I’d expect planet MOOC to keep growing in 2016. What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education?

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

EdTechSandyK

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. Close to 10% of students got into MIT by excelling in a MOOC.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: Some Thoughts from ASU+GSV

Hack Education

Remember, if you will, the insistence from the University of Virginia Board of Visitors that school was missing the “coming MOOC tsunami” based on columns they’d read in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. ” (The Melbourne school was the site, over 25 years ago, of the first one-to-one laptop program ever.) Yes, I went to ASU+GSV – my first time at the event in the event’s nine year history.

How—and Why—We Can Improve the Future of Mobile Learning

Edsurge

When Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) were first introduced, people quickly realized these platforms could help students learn more effectively at their own pace on their own schedule. Students may tend to think that composing an essay or conducting research is easier done on a laptop, for instance.

Developing and Delivering Effective Professional Development for Educators

EdTechTeam

Almost everyone present there came armed with a crisp diary, a pen, an iPad, a smartphone or a laptop and of course, a few entered with a favorite coffee mug. 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.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” There’s more MOOC news in the “business of education” section below. Devonshire Investors has acquired MOOC startup NovoEd. laptop program that was once lauded as a national model,” says The Hechinger Report. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Learning at the Speed of Technology - David Jakes

EdTechSandyK

The emerging model in business today is BYO3 - Bring Your Own Laptop/Tablet/Phone We are coming to a price point where schools can provide small tablets and allow students to bring their own devices for learning as well.

Connected Learning and 21st Century English Teacher Education

Educator Innovator

Give teachers and students laptops and Google Classroom accounts and magic will ensue.

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Beyond K-12: EdSurge’s Next Move

Edsurge

I’ll just pop open my laptop for an hour or so after the kids go to bed,” says a one adult learner, working to complete her bachelor’s degree online with the ASU Global Freshman Academy. Even as technology can help students, there are plenty of instances where it can also lead to dead ends: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) did not make it possible for anyone on the planet to get the equivalent of a Stanford University degree for free.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week. ” “What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?” “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” More questions about MOOCs in the Betteridge’s Headlines section below. And more on MOOCs in the credentialing section below as well. (National) Education Politics. “Who Is Betsy DeVos ?”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try To Be An OPM : Conversion of for-profits and MOOCs.” ” The Wall Street Journal weighs in on laptop bans.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) ” MOOCs looked – for a short while, at least – like they were going to pivot to become LMSes.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In related MOOC news, there's more on “ nanodegrees ” in the “credentialing” section below. Because up ’til now, MOOCs were the most brilliant data mining app ever.). Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

From The Express Tribune in Pakistan : “Around 500,000 laptops are likely to be distributed among talented and deserving students by the year 2020, according to Prime Minister Youth Programme Chairwoman Leila Khan.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOC news is now much more often “job training” news, so there’s more on MOOCs in that section below.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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. School district boasts it’s giving laptops to migrant students. ” Via Campus Technology : “Students Who Comment More in MOOCs Have Higher Rates of Completion.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

million laptops to all public primary schools. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Aftermath of the MOOC wars: Can commercial vendors support creative higher education ?” through-MOOCs program launched, its College of Business says it is seeing the contours of a model it can use to promote the university abroad, enroll previously untapped groups of students and attract corporate partners.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news from Edsurge in the “job training” section below. Via The Economist : “Universities withstood MOOCs but risk being outwitted by OPMs.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “New study shows that splitting attention between lecture and cellphone or laptop use hinders long-term retention, and those in class suffer from others’ use of devices.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” These headlines just kill me. ” More MOOC data in the “research” section below. Articles about laptop bans – for or against – are not quite the worst. ” Class Central surveyed its users : “ MOOC Users Highly Educated, Have Experienced Career Benefits.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). I just have zero time right now to weigh in on the “ ban laptops ” debates. (National) Education Politics. Late last Friday, the US Senate did pass its version of a tax reform bill, one with scribbles in the margins and handwritten addenda because everyone now thinks “move fast and break things” is a genius tactic. Thanks, Zuck.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

A description of a learning environment where there is one “screen” for each student (whether an iPad, laptop, etc.). Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. by Terry Heick and TeachThought Staff.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Pi-top , the maker of a Raspberry Pi-compatible laptop, has raised $16 million from Hambro Perks and Committed Capital. 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 (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Elsewhere in MOOC research… From Campus Technology : “Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn’t Help Completion.” “ What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students ” by Justin Reich (and George Veletsianos and Laura Pasquini). ” More on MOOC (and related) research in the research section below. MOOCs losing their mojo? Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Verge : “ OLPC ’s $100 laptop was going to change the world – then it all went wrong.” 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.