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Why making, coding, and online learning are the real trends to watch

eSchool News

Take a casual flip through this year’s trend-predicting Horizon Report, released today, and you’ll find plenty to get excited about. By contrast, the report’s short-term developments, online learning and makerspaces, have a distinct yesterday’s news vibe about them.

Trends, challenges, and developments for higher education’s next 5 years

Bryan Alexander

Key Trends Accelerating Higher Education Technology Adoption. Long-Term Impact Trends: Accelerating technology adoption in Higher Education for five or more years. Mid-Term Impact Trends: Accelerating technology adoption in Higher Education for the next three to five years.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Strayer is “bucking the trend,” says Inside Higher Ed. ” Edsurge offers “A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning.” From the Google blog : “ Chromebook tablets for versatile learning.” ” Via Techcrunch : “ Apple ’s learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds adds AR lessons.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

The Weaponization of Education Data

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More data collection will improve student learning and student outcomes. ” It will enable “personalization.” ” “The Higher Ed Learning Revolution,” as NPR put it: Tracking Each Student’s Every Move.“

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From the press release : “IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Open Badges 2.0 Ramona Pierson , the founder of Declara , is now the head of learning products at Amazon ( according to LinkedIn , at least). “ Does tech designed to personalize learning actually benefit students? The third: lifelong learning. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Techcrunch : “This tortoise shows kids that robot abuse is bad.”

Ed-Tech in a Time of Trump

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It’s no surprise the Internet views us as objects, as products, our personal data as a commodity. Or, rather, have we adopted technologies for teaching and learning that are much more aligned with that military mission of command and control?

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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 Zion Market Research : “ Massive Open Online Course Market : Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2016-2024.” “ The growth of online learning : How universities must adjust to the new norm” is sponsored content on Education Dive.

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” The Whiteboard Advisors’ latest “Education Insider” report ( PDF ) is on assessment trends, higher education, and the presidential campaigns. Via Techcrunch : “ Lilwil ’s personalized learning engine teaches teachers how to teach.”

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system.