Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment?

Edsurge

Large-scale courses known as MOOCs were invented to get free or low-cost education to people who could not afford or get access to traditional options. Duke University was one of the first institutions to draw on MOOCs in response to the novel coronavirus. Coursera decided to expand free access to a wider audience, for a limited time, so that they can make use of MOOC content in their teaching. Other MOOC providers are making similar offers.

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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 ?

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Next Week - The Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - All Keynotes and Sessions Posted!

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Our third Library 2.019 mini-conference, "Emerging Technology," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0 She is the organizer of the Library 2.0

Two New Library 2.0 Webinars: Library Advocacy + Marketing | Coaching Skills for Managers + Supervisors | ALSO: Active Shooter Response Recording

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We have two new Library 2.0 First is the return of Dr. Steve Albrecht with " Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time " on February 12th. Registering for one of the Library 2.0

Thursday Webinar - "Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques" with Dr. Sue Alman

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Please consider joining us for this special Library 2.0 OVERVIEW: Library marketing can be effective without the expense of hiring a marketing and PR firm. You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0 Dr. Alman’s book, Marketing for Libraries , is in its second edition.

Twitter and the death of distance

Learning with 'e's

Social media sites such as Twitter span huge distances to connect people around the world. There are many stories of people developing and sustaining friendship, or even romance and eventual marriage, after ''meeting'' on a social media site.

Announcing the Library 2.017 "Makerspaces" Mini-Conference and Call for Proposals.

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We're excited to announce our third Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Makerspaces," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 11th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

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Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link]. There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! join the Library 2.0 Ffion Alice Bell, Graduate Library Assistant.

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Maker Party 2014: Resources for Libraries and Learning Spaces

Educator Innovator

Hive Learning Network , a project of Mozilla, is comprised of organizations (libraries, museums, schools and non-profit start-ups) and individuals (educators, designers, community catalysts and makers). For more support and professional development, join the Webmaker Training MOOC.

Educators Make, Play, and Connect This Summer

Educator Innovator

In Los Angeles , that might mean kids joining at libraries and the Getty Center to hone their art and computer coding skills. Here’s a selection: From June 13th to August 1st, a MOOC (massive open online collaboration) on connected learning “will provide many opportunities for participants to connect and form small groups in order to share and reflect on their work, which is what we think MOOCs should be all about. The MOOC is nonsequential, so anyone can join at any time.

The future of education in 2016, from the sharing economy to BYOD: my Future Trends Forum recording and materials

Bryan Alexander

Technology topics included social media, video, 3d printing, VR, internet of things, automation, and privacy. Educational technology : I noted stories about MOOCs growing, social media, 3d printing stretching across the curriculum, brainstorming about VR and automation.

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. My students are all about social media. High School social studies teacher.

How an Experimental Online Course Helped One Anthropology Department Keep a Professor and a Half

Edsurge

Plus, it sounded a lot like a MOOC (short for “massive open online courses”)—free courses designed for thousands of students that were all the rage a few years ago, but which today are seen as having fallen far short of the hype.

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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. Libraries Many trends collide here, and really deserve a full post. Social media is something higher ed is ambivalent about.

Join Us This Thursday for "The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning" (Must Register)

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Join us this Thursday, April 30th, 2015 for the online Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning , a three-hour conversation about technology issues and trends in the future of library and information services with an amazing set of guest panelists and presenters.

Three GREAT (and Free) Virtual Conferences Where You Can Attend, Present, or Volunteer!

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Library 2.012 ( [link] ) October 3 - 5, 2012 In its second year, the Library 2.012 conference is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries.

Thoughts on Kevin Carey’s University of Everywhere

Bryan Alexander

Learners using them will rely on social media and video to collaborate in the learning process. That’s because of the essential social component. It’s also silent on the library’s role of preserving and rendering access to the corpus of information.

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Learning Revolution Conference Schedule - Online and Free NEXT WEEK

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The LearningRevolution.com project has over 200 partner organizations and bridges schools, libraries, museums, and the work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

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. Part of function of library will be to become an online learning center.

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

Edsurge

I could see that my students were distracted by social media during the lecture. Growing Trend It’s not exactly a movement yet, but MEDSKL is part of a small trend of discipline-focused video libraries. For independent learners, platforms like MEDSKL and MRU present free course opportunities similar to those of MOOCs, but with a few distinctions. There’s an interesting untapped social opportunity there that we hope to explore,” Hardgrave adds. “It

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

Bryan Alexander

I kicked things off with a survey of major technological developments in a very top level way, then dived into specific, currently used digital tools (the LMS, ePortfolios, video, robotics, big data, social media, 3d printing, etc.).

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Increasingly formal use of social media by education institutions. The increasing potential to “start a business” that is entirely social and digital (which impacts the idea of a “job,” for example). Rapid change in the demands for media forms (e.g.,

GlobalEdCon 2013 Day Four + Helping the New Grassroots Projects

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PROJECT: Student Visits-Exchanges-Collaborations PROJECT: MOOCs PROJECT: Google Helpouts PROJECT: Uniting Around One Social Cause PROJECT: International Co-Teaching A summary of today''s sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5). Today is day four of the 2013 Global Education Conference. Hard to believe we''re almost at the end!

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” In 2011, Ning was acquired by “lifestyle” site Glam Media for around $150 million.

Learning Revolution Free Events - The Conference - Next Up #Reinvent14 - Appreciative Inquiry and AERO

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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. FREE 30 day trial for #Libraries & #Schools.

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

Beyond the MOOC. Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. Social Justice. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. MOOCs. Social Media: Adoption and Crackdown. The Digital Library. Social Learning, Social Networks.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

For example, this story from the School Library Journal : “ Charter Schools , Segregation , and School Library Access.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Analysis of Georgia Tech ’s MOOC-inspired online master’s in computer science suggests that institutions can successfully deliver high-quality, low-cost degrees to students at scale.”

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.

Week of July 30, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). EPCOP MOOC INTRO WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 1 Aug 09:00PM New York / Tue 2 Aug 01:00AM GMT / Tue 2 Aug 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. What can your library do to enhance teaching and learning?

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

Hack Education

Beyond the MOOC. Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. Social Justice. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. MOOCs. Social Media: Adoption and Crackdown. The Digital Library. Social Learning, Social Networks. Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Schools should consider the ways in which their own social media surveillance re-inscribes these sorts of violent, nationalist policies. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. (National) Education Politics.

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

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Iris Lapinski - CEO, CDI Apps for Good - "Apps for Good - Growing a new generation of problem solvers and makers" Dale Dougherty - Founder, President, and CEO, Maker Media, Inc.; Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary?

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Learning Revolution - Week's Events - AERO - National Geographic - Top Tech Stories - Rankin on Revolution - SAT Talk - More

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The Learning Revolution Project highlights virtual and physical events that we hold and from our over 200 partners, and provides valuable links to learning conversations taking place in the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the job training section below. “PISA for personality testing – the OECD and the psychometric science of social-emotional skills ” by Ben Williamson. ” More on teen social media usage, this time from Buzzfeed : “‘Tweetdecking’ Is Taking Over Twitter. Via Inside Higher Ed : “A New Home for AI : The Library.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Can you believe no one has ever thought about adding “ social ” to online education until now?! MOOC hype deja vu.). of Mississippi Students Stage Sit-In Over Racist Social-Media Post.” “School officials have dropped most of the Tennessee middle school social studies standards involving Islam as part of newly proposed standards,” the AP reports.

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