George Siemens and David Wiley Join Forces for a MOOC About Open Education

Edsurge

Since the New York Times named 2012 the year of massive open online courses (MOOCs), millions have flocked to platforms offering them such as edX and Coursera. The six-week long MOOC will touch on topics including open educational resources (OER), open pedagogy and practice, open knowledge and open research. I spoke with Siemens and Wiley about their upcoming course to get a few answers before the MOOC launches. Ekowo: Why this MOOC? It’s because they’re MOOCs.

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MOOCs: The Prestige Factor (2012)

hem.digital

Buried in the public responses to the news about MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) and OER initiatives from Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Penn, Princeton and others is a deceptively important assumption.

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

A Principal's Reflections

Open educational resources” (OER) here refers to the many free learning resources now populating the Worldwide Web. 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.

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On Research – a #dLRN15 (and beyond) reflection

Improving Education Environments

I gave a presentation at #dlrn15 that was critical of the OER movement message, which my research and scholarship identifies as an attempt to be inclusive while pragmatic. There is a lot of MOOC research at #elearnconf, which was shocking to me to be honest.

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The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

Edsurge

MOOCs. OER and open books. Three types of edtech joined the “filmstrip” category in this decade: Learning Management Systems , MOOC s, and digital badges. Two that shine are OER/open books and learning analytics.

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On Research – a #dLRN15 (and beyond) reflection

Improving Education Environments

I gave a presentation at #dlrn15 that was critical of the OER movement message, which my research and scholarship identifies as an attempt to be inclusive while pragmatic. There is a lot of MOOC research at #elearnconf, which was shocking to me to be honest.

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Production Value in Online Higher Education

hem.digital

University brass was not typically aware of these OER practices, despite its potential significance. As anticipated, the investment in MOOCs by universities climbed quickly, some reaching the $400,000 mark - roughly 2000 percent more than your typical online course. Son of MOOC.

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Education Technology and the Promise of 'Free' and 'Open'

Hack Education

The Rebranding of MOOCs. Remember 2012 , “ The Year of the MOOC? Remember in 2012 when the media wrote about MOOCs with such frenzy, parroting all these marketing claims and more and predicting that MOOCs were poised to “ end the era of expensive higher education ”? Along the way, most of the predictions and promises have been broken: Attending a MOOC now often costs money ; receiving a certificate certainly costs money. of courses use OER.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

At the time, David Wiley expressed his concern that the lawsuit could jeopardize the larger OER movement, if nothing else, by associating open educational materials with piracy. Teachers Are Moonlighting As Instagram Influencers To Make Ends Meet,” Buzzfeed reported in 2018.

SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know

Edsurge

Transgender Student Rights in K-12 Education : At a critical time for transgender rights in education, a panel of educators and LGBTQ rights advocates will discuss how teachers can “go beyond meeting legal obligations to create a safe and welcoming school environment for all.” A Debate on “Open” Educational Resources : Can free and open educational resources (OER) save students money without compromising their content or value? It’s that time of year again.

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Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

Kitaboo on EdTech

But how do they compete with resources like MOOCs and OERs that have made high quality course content from respected university professors available for free? The overall cost of higher education has been continuously increasing, as is evident by the rise in the textbook prices.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs are dead , according to Udacity ’s VP. ” Never one to let a good MOOC story pass them by, Edsurge repeats the story. “MOOCs Are ”Dead.“ Also via Edsurge : “ MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners.” million in crowdfunding for its MOOC platform. Someone should inform them that MOOCs are dead.

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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.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Vive la MOOC révolution. ” Inside Higher Ed reports that there’s “confusion over distance education rules”: “Colleges seek guidance about looming federal requirement for online colleges to tell students whether academic programs meet licensing requirements in their home states.” ” “Orphan MOOCs and the Digital Dark Ages” by Jeffrey Pomerantz in Hybrid Pedagogy.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Here’s The Chronicle headline from then : “Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching.”) ”) Great reporting this week from Steve Kolowich on the UC Irvine professor’s run-in with the MOOC machine: “After the Gold Rush: MOOCs, money, and the education of Richard McKenzie.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Breaking with longstanding tradition – through Democratic and Republican administrations – President Trump will not host a meeting with this year’s American Nobel laureates.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “Are You Getting a Pay Bump For Student Completion? ” “Whatever Happened To MOOCs ?” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ MOOC enrollment drops at HarvardX and MITx after free certifications disappear ,” says Techcrunch. Via the IEEE Spectrum : “How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong.” ” Let’s all point out how this article gets “the pioneers of the MOOC” wrong. Via eCampus News : “ Cengage launches MindTap ACE, an OER-based solution for higher ed.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via the Journal & Courier : “Legislation that set the stage for Purdue's dive into online higher ed also exempts ‘New U’ from state’s open meetings, public records laws. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Brown University joins edX. “ Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views,” says Campus Technology. Not sure why this is called a MOOC. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “Who’s Meeting With DeVos ? Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). The Financial Review, tracking on the potential sale of the Australian for-profit college company: “ Navitas gives in to shareholders, agrees to meeting but says BGH offer ‘does not reflect value’ ” Via The New York Times : “ Apple Raises Prices, and Profits Keep Booming.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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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.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ University of Oregon officials offer to pardon students who drowned out the president’s speech last month if they meet with administrators.” (National) Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via WaPo’s Valerie Strauss : “ Trump ’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year.” The NAACP endorses OER. 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.” Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Slate : “ The New Diploma Mills.” ” According to this Techcrunch article , MOOCs like Udacity and Coursera weren’t working out for AirBnB so now it is “running its own internal university to teach data science.” Via Edsurge : “OER Pioneer David Wiley Predicts All Community Colleges Will Dump Traditional Textbooks By 2024.” The Trump Budget.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. Via Inside Higher Ed : “After a special meeting of the University of Michigan Board of Regents, the university announced late Tuesday that it would permit – if certain conditions are met – the white supremacist Richard Spencer to appear on campus.” The business of OER. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Protestors were outside the meeting in force. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The LA Times asks , “ In this digital self-help age, just how effective are MasterClass ’s A-list celebrity workshops?” His wife is the co-founder of OER organization CK–12.). Via Edsurge : “At Louisville Summer Camps, Robots Meet Literacy to Support Vulnerable Students.” (National) Education Politics.

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