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

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

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. Mobile : as humanity continues to migrate ever-increasing swathes of life into handhelds, educators slowly follow suit.

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.).

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In related MOOC news, there's more on “ nanodegrees ” in the “credentialing” section below. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs are back in the headlines again. Via Edsurge : “The Second Wave of MOOC Hype Is Here, and It’s Online Degrees.” “Education recoded: policy mobilities in the international ‘ learning to code ’ agenda” by Ben Williamson, Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt, Catarina Player-Koro, and Neil Selwyn. An LMS !

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” Inside Higher Ed takes a closer look at a game called Givling , a mobile trivia app “that promises winners a payout of up to $50,000 on their student loan debt.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” SEL is “social emotional learning,” of course. ” ClassDojo is now a full social media platform for schools - this letter & video just emailed to parents.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Indeed, Edutechnica, which also tracks LMS data, responds with their own numbers and says that Blackboard still has about two hundred more installations than Canvas and about a million more students using the software. Swing Education has raised $15 million from GV (Google Ventures), Kapor Capital, Ulu Ventures, Moment Ventures, Edovate Capital, Red House Education, Owl Ventures, and Social Capital.

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Via The Independent : “13-year-old girl arrested after contacting clown on social media and asking him to kill her teacher.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Aftermath of the MOOC wars: Can commercial vendors support creative higher education ?” Via Edsurge : “ Salesforce Announces Mobile App for Advising at Dreamforce.” US Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “Why America’s MOOC pioneers have abandoned ship” by Jonathan Rees. “ MOOCs Are Dead. Try this exciting new app to “catch ’em all” and participate in a mainstreaming of surveillance culture : a mobile app for finding bank robbers, built by the FBI. ” Edutechnica has new data on LMS trends , including installations and migrations. Education Politics.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “The Future of MOOCs Might Not Be Free ,” suggests Education Week’s Market Brief with an observation that many of us made back in 2012. ” UC Davis suffered a week-long LMS outage , and lots of folks had to weigh in with their thoughts on what this meant about Sakai , running one’s own infrastructure , and open source. Education Politics. “ New Education Law: Bipartisan No More.”

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Pokémon Go generated more than $160 million by the end of July, hitting $600 million in revenue within its first 90 days on the market – the fastest mobile game to do so. The names, names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth of about 1000 students in the Frederick County Public Schools in Virginia.

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