MOOC Pioneer Coursera Tries a New Push: Selling Courseware to Colleges

Edsurge

But in a new effort announced Thursday, called Coursera for Campus, the company will begin selling access to its complete library of courseware to any college to use, at around $400 per student. While some colleges might try it as a “secondary LMS” for a few courses, “I do not see this as a credible threat to become the primary LMS of a campus” because it does not fully tie into other campus systems, like student registration databases.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

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What’s the Right Price for an Online Degree?

Edsurge

After all, campuses include expensive academic buildings, sports facilities, dormitories and other routine services, such as dining halls and libraries, requiring constant costly maintenance.

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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. Libraries Many trends collide here, and really deserve a full post. One possibility is research-oriented libraries mutating into entrepreneurial entities, aimed at business and with fewer professional librarians.

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.,

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. One other important new piece of information for me was the MIT Blossoms program, which provides OER science and mathematics education for secondary students.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. In addition, I will do a demo on how to "cite while you write", and "manage library/references".

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” The Scholarly Kitchen weighs in on layoffs at DPLA , the Digital Public Library of America. ” Edsurge reprints a letter students at the Secondary School of Journalism sent to Mark Zuckerberg : “‘Dear Mr. Zuckerberg’: Students Take Summit Learning Protests Directly to Facebook Chief.” More robot news up in the MOOC section above.

Week of September 5, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

EPCOP MOOC WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 5 Sep 09:00PM New York / Tue 6 Sep 01:00AM GMT / Tue 6 Sep 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. A free webinar about the E-portfolio Massive Open Online Course (EpCop MOOC), a free e-portfolio professional development activity. Learn To Be provides free online tutoring in primary and secondary math, science and language arts.

Week of August 14, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] EPCOP MOOC WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 15 Aug 09:00PM New York / Tue 16 Aug 01:00AM GMT / Tue 16 Aug 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. EpCoP MOOC webinar [link] TECH TALK TUESDAYS: THE STUDENT VOICE ( Australia Series ) Tue 15 Aug 02:00AM New York / Tue 16 Aug 06:00AM GMT / Tue 16 Aug 04:00PM Sydney Anne Mirtschin. Learn To Be provides free online tutoring in primary and secondary math, science and language arts.

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.”) Computing platforms have different abstraction levels, including a computer architecture, an OS, or runtime libraries. ” MOOCs looked – for a short while, at least – like they were going to pivot to become LMSes.

Week of September 12, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] EPCOP MOOC WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 12 Sep 09:00PM New York / Tue 13 Sep 01:00AM GMT / Tue 13 Sep 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. This event is hosted by the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA). Lizzie Chase, Australian educator, will share a series of free downloadable English lessons at [link] for upper primary and lower secondary students, integrating Web 2.0

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - SLS14 Expanded! - Open Natural Math Class - Educate to Liberate or Control?

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. Do you have students or library users ages 9 - 17 that can answer the questions Do you have what it takes to put a robot on the Moon? Secondary teachers and YA librarians: this is a great opportunity for special programming.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary? The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas! We have an absolutely terrific lineup of keynote speakers.

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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

“ New York City libraries have announced they plan to forgive the late fees of all children aged 17 and under in a one-time amnesty event,” The AP reports. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The GW Hatchet : “Oversight of online learning programs lacking in some schools, report finds.” More MOOC job changes: Techcrunch reports that “ Coursera ’s chief product officer just left to become a VC.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Guardian : “US library to enforce jail sentences for overdue books.” ” That’s the Athens-Limestone public library in Alabama (and that’s completely f *d up). ” 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. Presidential Campaign Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Libraries remain relevant, and The New York Times is on it. Data and “Research” Via the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel : “Over the past three decades, state and local expenditures on prisons and jails have increased more than three times as fast as spending on elementary and secondary education, according to a new brief released Thursday by the U.S.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” ” The University of Wisconsin at Madison plans to close 22 libraries and create six “hubs” in their stead, says The Wisconsin State Journal. MOOCs are out. (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

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. Siegler: “ The End of the Library.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.” For what it’s worth, according to the latest data from the NCES , the number of post-secondary institutions in the US has increased since 2011. The NMC Horizon Report 2017 – the Library Edition.

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.” Here’s a list of election outcomes pertaining to library-related measures , thanks to EveryLibrary.org. Presidential Politics. President-Elect Donald J. Trump. The President-Elect on the First Amendment : Just had a very open and successful presidential election.

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. ” University of Zurich professor Paul-Olivier Dehaye continued his case against Coursera, questioning the authority that the MOOC startup had to transfer European student data. This is part eight of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

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