Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

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Possibly one of the most important shifts needed in schools is to provide individualized and personalized learning experiences to students. Image credit: [link] Infusing online learning opportunities should be a given in a digital world.

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

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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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The Flip Side of Abysmal MOOC Completion Rates? Discovering the Most Tenacious Learners

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Usman Khaliq was an engineering student in northeastern Pakistan when he took his first MOOC. complete multiple MOOCs. Usman accepted and has been living in west Africa for the last year working as the Program Lead for Code for Sierra Leone , helping young people across the country learn to code. MOOCs were a vetting mechanism for Usman, allowing both his talent and grit to rise to attention and connecting him to an opportunity halfway around the world.

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 2 Reflection

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Here is my Unit 2 reflection for the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change. Unit 2 focuses on the development of your PLN (Professional Learning Network) and becoming a "Connected Educator". What do you see as the most important advantages of adding social media tools to your personal learning network? It has become an extension of my school and the faculty meetings. Digital edtech Learning mooc MOOC-Ed

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The future includes good (human) teachers

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He’ learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor,” according to Xinhua News. English AI looks like all the other talking heads sitting at a news desk, but the English-speaking anchor isn’t a person.

Scaling Practice-Based Coaching through Micro-credentials

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The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University recently scaled access to professional learning content for educators by taking advantage of the Massive Open Online Courses for Educators (MOOC-Eds) format.

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Defining Your Role as an Instructional Technology Coaches – The 4 R’s

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What does it take to effectively guide educators to use instructional technology to directly support and enhance student learning and content mastery? How can you share with others how your role impacts highly effective digital age learning and teaching? By: Jaclyn Stevens, M.Ed.

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False frontiers

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In education, the common objective is usually to learn specific content, skills or competencies within defined areas. Ostensibly, learning is an individual goal, and each student does tend to learn in their own way, using their own favoured approaches and tools.

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Honoring Unique Student Learning through Micro-credentials

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“ We must meet our students exactly where they are with exactly the brains they have right now. While many districts, schools, and educators understand the need to shift to a culture of personalized learning, many others still struggle to transition fully from the one-size-fits-all approach and truly change instruction. Truly personalized learning should leverage the nuanced strengths of each individual student to support their challenges.

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Thinking About Redefining Professional Development

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The traditional forms of sit-and-get PD are giving way to MOOCs, webinars, Edcamps and flipped learning. One idea that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately is Flipped Faculty meetings. Check out this blog post to learn more.

Defining a Personal Path to Success

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Innovation can come from either “invention” (something totally new), or “iteration” (a change of something that already exists), but if it does not meet the idea of “new and better,” it is not innovative. ” September 8, 2016 The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon!

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7 Lessons Learned From Implementing Micro-credentials

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Lauren Acree is the Policy and Personalized Learning Lead at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University. When I first learned about micro-credentials, I was immediately excited about the potential to address this common problem.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm).

Education's Online Futures

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There was all that ink spilled circa 2010 that Khan Academy and “ flipped learning ” were going to “ change the rules of education ,” replacing in-class instruction with online videos watched as homework. And then there were MOOCs , of course, and all those predictions and all those promises about the end of college as we know it: “MOOCs make education borderless, gender-blind, race-blind, class-blind and bank account-blind” and similar fables.

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Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

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Online learning, or the teaching formerly knows as “distance learning” Will this keep growing? Skepticism about the quality of online learning could migrate to the general population. MOOCs? And the MOOC numbers look like they’re rising.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep that MOOC hype alive. “ MOOCs Find a New Audience with On-Campus Students,” Edsurge claims. “ Learning Engineers Inch Toward the Spotlight,” Inside Higher Ed claims. Remember: robots for the elderly share a direct connection to MOOCs replacing higher ed.). “Learning Designers will have to adapt or die. million from Naspers and Learn Capital.

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The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

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It gives lots of way to facilitate activities at a PTA meeting, at a school board meeting or a local chamber of commerce,” said Keith Kruger, CEO of CoSN. “We’re Technology could be a productive part of this shift by changing where and how students engage with learning.

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” Via Edsurge : “ Betsy DeVos Visits Bay Area Public School for a Lesson in Personalized Learning.” 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.”

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SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know

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We Got It from Here.Thank You 4 Your Service (keynote): Combining insights from his own book and rap group A Tribe Called Quest’s latest album, Dr. Chistopher Edmin (Associate Professor at Teachers College Columbia University) uses history, practice and theory to explore education’s most pressing issues: a lack of diversity among teachers, challenges faced by educators of color, and absence of student voice in the learning design process. It’s that time of year again.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via George Veletsianos : “A large-scale study of Twitter Use in MOOCs.” ” Research finds there’s a " global achievement gap in MOOCs. Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.” “ inBloom ’s collapse undermined personalized learning and data standards efforts,” says danah boyd. (I’m

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Via The Atlantic : “Why Young Pakistanis Are Learning Chinese.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Meet the New Mega-University.” ” (So instead of “testing” we’ll have ubiquitous, non-stop surveillance / assessment via “personalized learning.” “What Does Personalized Learning Mean?

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Mostly surveillance posing as “ personalization ” startups. “Charter backers can stop the NAACP moratorium – by meeting these four demands” by Adrienne Dixson and Andre Perry. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

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Meet The New California Counterculture: College Republicans ” by the incredible Scaachi Koul. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). So much MOOC news! (Or “ MOOCs Are Global. Also via Edsurge : “How Harvard Is Trying to Update the Extension School for the MOOC Age.” Via Chalkbeat : “Meet the NYC principal in the spotlight for defending desegregation against angry parents.”

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The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

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This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. ” Despite thinking of themselves as liberal-learning, today’s tech companies re-inscribe much of this. Personalization.

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From the Department of Education press release : “ Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entertainment , Media , Cyberbullying and Social Media on Violence and Student Safety.” ” Via the Journal Sentinel : “More than 300 Kettle Moraine parents sign petition against online learning platform.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Vista Higher Learning has acquired SANTILLANA USA.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In other words, MOOCs are now gym memberships. Initially, the course will be available to anyone as a MOOC with an optional $99 identity-verified certificate. ” Via Techcrunch : “ IBM Watson and Udacity want developers to learn AI online.” “Meet Dot , the new children’s show character inspiring girls to embrace tech,” Mashable coos. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Edsurge wants you to “Meet Two Leaders Trying to Reinvent College.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Pearson today signaled an increased focus on artificial intelligence and personalized learning with the appointment of former Intel executive Milena Marinova.” This article on personalized learning has graphs so it must be true.

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” The proposal would expand the gainful employment rule to all schools that receive federal aid, but it would remove any penalties for schools that fail to meet acceptable levels. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us. There’s some (sorta) MOOC-related news in the venture funding section below. “ Hey Alexa, Can You Help Kids Learn More?

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” edX is offering an online master’s degree with Georgia Tech : an OMS (online master’s in science) in Analytics. The Economist on “ The Return of the MOOC.” “ The growth of online learning : How universities must adjust to the new norm” is sponsored content on Education Dive. ” “ Harvard/MIT Report Analyzes 4 Years of MOOC Data ,” Campus Technology reports.

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Pulls Plug on ‘ Learning Registry ,’ an Obama-Era Tech Initiative.” Via The New York Times : “ Texas Students Will Now Learn That Slavery Was ‘Central’ to the Civil War.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The New York Times : “Meet Zora, the Robot Caregiver.” Catapult Learning has acquired Capital Education Group.

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In addition to the anti-First Amendment supporter Thiel, Jackson also name-dropped her connections to David Horowitz , a long-time advocate for silencing left-learning professors on campus, in order to get her job. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Vive la MOOC révolution. ” “Orphan MOOCs and the Digital Dark Ages” by Jeffrey Pomerantz in Hybrid Pedagogy. The language learning app ELSA has raised $3.2

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” If you can’t create revenue, raise venture capital. Via The New York Times : “ Climate Science Meets a Stubborn Obstacle: Students.” “ Gates , Zuckerberg Philanthropies Team Up on Personalized Learning ,” Education Week reports. The MOOC provider has now raised $210 million total. The “personalized learning” company has raised $6.8

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“In a sweeping move, the for-profit school chain has been told to lock its doors after parliament demanded it halt operations in response to its failure to meet educational and infrastructure standards.” ” The company – funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Pearson, Learn Capital, and others – says it will remain open. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Remember when the World Economic Forum was super-into MOOCs?

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’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “A federal requirement for online colleges to tell students whether their academic programs meet state licensing requirements may be postponed,” says Inside Higher Ed.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). The university will then begin augmenting its online offerings using machine learning and artificial intelligence products from Amazon. Over time, students will be able to customize their learning experiences using Amazon products such as Kindle and Echo’s Alexa assistant. Via Techcrunch : “ LinkedIn Learning now includes 3rd party content and Q&A interactive features.”