MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 1 Reflection

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Last week, the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change , began. This MOOC will help participants: Learn what it takes to coach educators to integrate technology Explore a variety of frameworks such as TPACK, SAMR, and the four Cs Explore opportunities for personalized application Create a Technology Coaching Action Plan I am most excited to learn more about the different frameworks, connect with other coaches, and create my own action plan.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. ” That’s because the stories told this year to keep us hustling and to keep up imagining a certain kind of future are almost all about robots. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over again we were told “robots are coming for your jobs.”

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Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng Wants to Bring ‘AI to Everyone’ in Latest Course

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In popular culture, artificial intelligence is used to describe anything from product recommendations to self-driving cars and futuristic robotic overlords. The course will cost $49 per month and will be hosted on Coursera, a platform for massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that Ng co-founded in 2012. (He offers through Coursera, which Ng teaches, have had wide appeal on the MOOC website.

The future includes good (human) teachers

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– China’s state-controlled news broadcasters have long been considered somewhat robotic in their daily recitation of pro-government propaganda, and a pair of new presenters will do little to dispel that view. Like robots on an automotive assembly line, English AI can work 24 hours a day, doesn’t require benefits and can’t threaten its employer with a strike (yet). We are now living in a world in which robots do many of the jobs we once thought the preserve of humans.

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

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The specific moonshot he recently set his sights on is to revolutionize the teaching of mathematics, specifically for college students who lack basic competencies to meet admission or graduation requirements. This story was published in partnership with The Moonshot Catalog.

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 Robotics and Virtual Reality: While the panel still agrees these technologies are two to three years from widespread adoption in K-12 learning spaces, experts predict more schools will be teaching with robots and asking students to design and build them as part of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses.

MIT’s Mitch Resnick on What ‘Toy Story’ Gets Wrong About the Future of Play

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Even in the meeting areas, it's somewhat playful. In our main area where we meet with guests is a table which is full of Lego bricks. We started the online class for the first time a few years ago when MOOCs were becoming population. We weren't very satisfied with what we saw in the early MOOCs. It felt to us a lot of the early MOOCs were just about delivering information and delivering instruction.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Meet the New Mega-University.” ” Via Education Week : “ FUNecole : Social-Emotional Learning Meets Computer Science and Digital Literacy.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. More robot news up in the MOOC section above.

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

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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.). 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.

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The district failed to meet its burden of proof and interpreted a state law in a way that is ‘offensive to fundamental rights of free speech,’ the judge said.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Humans, the Latest MOOC Feature.” Via The Washington Post : “Meet the parents who won’t let their children study literature.” Robots probably won’t take your jobs.

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” “Who’s Meeting With DeVos ? Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Edsurge : “ Robots Won’t Replace Instructors , 2 Penn State Educators Argue. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

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LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings. Harvard’s 1,000 Kilobot swarm demonstrates the future of robotics 50 apps for the new school year Using Design Thinking to Create a School from Scratch Is This The School Library Of The Future? The Learning Revolution Weekly Update August 19th, 2014 Perhaps the greatest joy is learning how to motivate yourself.

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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.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

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Or one for the Robotics Club, National Honor Society, Made with Code, Girls/Boys Scouts, etc. As challenge-based learning grows in popularity, let’s think of ways that we can use Google Classroom to allow students and teachers to, “sign-up,” for optional challenges by joining a Google Classroom Class designed to detail the challenge, provide resources, and allow the user to submit their evidence for meeting the challenge. Replace or Supplement Meetings.

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Via Chalkbeat : “ Betsy DeVos ’s first Detroit visit featured Girl Scouts, robots, and talk of beluga whales.” “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.”

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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. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Culturally Sensitive Robots Are Here to Care for the Elderly ,” Futurism.com claims. Remember: robots for the elderly share a direct connection to MOOCs replacing higher ed.).

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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.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Techcrunch : “ Mattel releases biologically inspired foldable robot bugs.”

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To meet these challenges, educators must teach digital citizenship, an essential digital age skill that students need to become safe, responsible and respectful participants in a digital world. LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings. Do you have students or library users ages 9 - 17 that can answer the questions Do you have what it takes to put a robot on the Moon?

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” Via the Phoenix New Times : “Meet the Creationist Helping to Change Arizona School Standards on Evolution.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ MOOCs May Still Be Reshaping Higher Education, Just Not In the Way That Was Initially Predicted.” There’s more MOOC news in the contests and competition section below. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The New York Times : “Meet Zora, the Robot Caregiver.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. And wow, December is right around the corner, isn’t it?!

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” From this week’s article: The prosecutor also said that Mr. Dance concealed about $12,000 in payments he received through his consulting work in 2015, including $4,600 from an organization called the Education Research and Development Institute – ERDI for short – that pays superintendents to attend meetings with educational tech companies. Yes, “that pays superintendents to attend meetings with educational tech companies.”

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via Texas Monthly : “Meet the Women Whose Persistence Made Texas A&M Change Its Sexual Assault Policies.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Edsurge : “What Robots Can Teach Us About Being Human.” ” Via Edsurge : “Cat Ears and Robot Friends: What Japan ’s Educational Future Could Include.”

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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.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). To borrow from Jello Biaffra, “MOOCs aren’t dead, they just deserve to die.” ” From Edsurge : “How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching.”

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” Via Chalkbeat ’s Colorado outlet: “Fate of Douglas County’s high-profile voucher program to be weighed at special meeting.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” These headlines just kill me. ” More MOOC data in the “research” section below. ” According to Edsurge , Knewton is now a courseware company and not a “robot tutor in the sky.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings. Education Revolution Google+ Community Robots grading essays. Following recent conversations about the assessment capacity of MOOCs, this is a great topic! The Learning Revolution Weekly Update February 25th Never let formal education get in the way of your learning. Mark Twain Welcome to the Learning Revolution.

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” Via The Washington Post : “ DeVos rejects invitation to meet with former for-profit college students.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Politico : Western Governors University , “the nation’s leading provider of competency-based educatio n – which the Education Department’s independent watchdog last month said violated federal student aid rules – is expanding into North Carolina.”

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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. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” Via The New York Times : “ Kushner ’s Family Business Received Loans After White House Meetings.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOC news is now much more often “job training” news, so there’s more on MOOCs in that section below. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Alex Usher reviews Robot-Proof : Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Edsurge wants you to “Meet Two Leaders Trying to Reinvent College.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Speaking of terrible ideas taken up by terrible people and terrible companies, Andrew Ng – yes, of MOOC fame – says that we should be less concerned with making self-driving cars safe and more committed to training bystanders (pedestrians?

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Office led by President Trump’s son-in-law holds a series of meetings on higher education policy, signaling high-level attention from the administration.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “What if Your Favorite Teacher was a Robot?” Via Techcrunch : “ Ibuki is the 10-year-old robot child that will haunt your dreams.”

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Via NPR on Sunday : “ President Trump Set To Meet With Presidents Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities.” ” Via NPR on Tuesday : “ Trump, And Most Black College Presidents, Absent From Annual Meeting.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “Peter Thiel May Finally Get His Flying Cars, Thanks to a New Udacity Nanodegree in 2018.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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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. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The South China Morning Post : “ China ’s schools are quietly using AI to mark students’ essays … but do the robots make the grade?” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “Most Ed-Tech Products Don’t Meet Minimum Criteria in Their Privacy Policies , Report Finds.”

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Techcrunch : "Starting a robotics company out of school? Bill Gates dishes on his meetings with Donald Trump. OpenClassrooms , a French MOOC provider according to Techcrunch, has raised $60 million from Bpifrance, General Atlantic, Alven Capital, and Citizen Capital.

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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.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics. “Will the Senate Block Betsy DeVos ?” ” asks The Atlantic.