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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. Primary and secondary schools are a battleground between iPads and Chromebooks, it seems. One crucial impact of mobile technologies in education is the way they tear down our old boundary walls, the ones around in-session classes, or conferences, or meetings.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

We live in a world where our library begins with G,” Wineburg said, for Google, and the Common Core’s push for evidence-based reasoning falls flat if students trust everything that pops up in their Google search results. The Center has run a course for undergraduates since 2007 and has since expanded into secondary schools by hosting summer teacher-training workshops and making course materials available online through its Digital Resource Center. Northport, N.Y.,

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The Role of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Making Education Available to All

A Principal's Reflections

OER ranges from highly structured college courses (MOOCs) to less structured curricula from colleges and other institutes of learning (OpenCourseWare a/k/a OCW), to free online textbooks, and everything in between. Use our model to bring OCW to your students; collaborate with us to refine it; adapt the materials to meet the needs of your students. It is gratifying that MIT is willing and able to meet needs like these.

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Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I hoped to move on from there to what I called “approaches”, ways of using tech that didn’t depend on a specific platform – i.e., gaming and gamification, blended learning, distance learning, MOOCs, mobile, and digital literacy. Discussion went in some interesting angles, such as secondary education. One person thought shifting tertiary school content down to secondary could help reduce adjunctification, by (I think) reducing teaching hours in colleges.

Week of August 22nd, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Meet the ATLAST Explore participants and start networking using Google+. link] EPCOP MOOC WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 22 Aug 09:00PM New York / Tue 23 Aug 01:00AM GMT / Tue 23 Aug 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. EpCoP MOOC webinar [link] TECH TALK TUESDAYS: DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP/SOCIAL NETWORKING WITH STUDENTS ( Australia Series ) Tue 22 Aug 02:00AM New York / Tue 23 Aug 06:00AM GMT / Tue 23 Aug 04:00PM Sydney Anne Mirtschin.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Meet the New Mega-University.” ” The Scholarly Kitchen weighs in on layoffs at DPLA , the Digital Public Library of America. ” Via Education Week : “ FUNecole : Social-Emotional Learning Meets Computer Science and Digital Literacy.” More robot news up in the MOOC section above.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. To meet these challenges, educators must teach digital citizenship, an essential digital age skill that students need to become safe, responsible and respectful participants in a digital world.

Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

Hack Education

” With all the charges of fraud and deceptive marketing levied against post-secondary institutions this year – from the University of Northern New Jersey too ITT, from Trump University to DevSchool – we might ask if, indeed, this is the way it works. What are promises that – legally – post-secondary institutions can or must make? Education degrees have long been viewed as an inferior degree issued by less prestigious post-secondary institutions.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via WaPo’s Valerie Strauss : “ Trump ’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” From the press release : “ MOOCs and books initiative launched by Springer and Federica Weblearning.” The NMC Horizon Report 2017 – the Library Edition. Education Politics.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

And like so many products on this list, 3D printing was hailed as a revolution in education, and schools were encouraged to reorient libraries and shop classes towards “maker spaces” which would give students opportunities to print their plastic designs. That is, rather than students buying textbooks separately (or buying used textbooks or checking them out from the library or sharing them with a roommate not buying textbooks at all), the cost would be bundled with tuition and fees.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Trump’s education platform promises to “make post-secondary options more affordable and accessible through technology enriched delivery models.” ” “Make MOOCs great again.” Via Politico : “Meet Trump’s Cabinet-in-waiting.” Here’s a list of election outcomes pertaining to library-related measures , thanks to EveryLibrary.org. Presidential Politics. President-Elect Donald J. Trump.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

As a set of policies, accountability was instantiated in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2002, and reinforced by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. ’” In February, the Department of Education’s chief information officer Danny Harris was “ hammered ” at a committee hearing meeting for the ongoing vulnerabilities in the agency’s information systems.

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