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For some time, educators have been subverting established methods and turning their backs on institutional tools and technologies such as the managed learning environment (also known as LMS or VLE). By 1977, punk music had emerged as a creative force to be reckoned with.

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‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

Edsurge

He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. The LMS reflects a content-driven concept of education that encourages learners to master what the university thinks they should know. Blogs, wikis and social media, on the other hand, are distributed across networks.

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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.”) It’s not even an LMS, quite frankly – something Edmodo tried to use as a selling point for a little while.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A call to rebrand MOOCs , from Edsurge. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Association of American Colleges and Universities on Wednesday announced the creation of the VALUE Institute , which will help colleges ‘leverage learning outcomes evidence to improve student success and ensure quality and equity in student learning.’” iContracts has acquired the EasyCampus LMS from Educadium.

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.

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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” An op-ed in Forbes by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Make Online Education Great (For The First Time).” “When Social Media Assignments Increase Risks for Vulnerable Students” by Monica Bulger and Jade E. Offering “modules” in an LMS is, apparently, newsworthy. Education Politics.

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Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. ” “Make MOOCs great again.” Here’s a list of election outcomes pertaining to library-related measures , thanks to EveryLibrary.org. ” Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill has data on what LMS is used by large online programs. ” “ Social media causes some users to rethink their views on an issue,” says Pew Research Center.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Chalkbeat investigates the Indiana Virtual School : “As students signed up, online school hired barely any teachers – but founder’s company charged it millions.” e.g. “ Social justice miseducation in our schools” by J. " The majors include sociology, media studies, and political science. (National) Education Politics.

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

While the collection of data – enrollment data, attendance data, graduation data, disciplinary data, standardized test data – has been mandated for some time now, new digital technologies bring with them an expanded capacity for data-mining as well as an underlying ideology that more data necessarily means better measurement , better “ outcomes ” and better “solutions.” Under surveillance when they use social media.

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