To Attract Talent, Corporations Turn to MOOCs

Edsurge

When executives at tech giants Salesforce and Microsoft decided in fall 2017 to turn to an online education platform to help train potential users of products for their vendors, they turned to Pierre Dubuc and his team in fall 2017. Education Technology MOOCs Future of Work Workforce Trainin

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The Future of MOOCs Must Be Decolonized

Edsurge

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. So much so, the New York Times even dubbed 2012 the “ Year of the MOOC.” Advocates for the courses would point a finger at the unaffordability of traditional education, promising that MOOCs could offer cheaper, more innovative alternatives. And why would MOOCs need to decolonize?

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. Across the globe, some key disruptive technology trends which are impacting education are: Artificial Intelligence. Assistive Technology.

A Devil’s Dictionary of Educational Technology

Bryan Alexander

In the dark and satirical spirit of Ambrose Bierce , I offer the first draft of a Devil’s Dictionary for educational technology terms. 2) A technology widely used by blacks, latinos, and poor people. MOOC , n. education and technology Uncategorized

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

How Virtual IT Labs Prepare Students for Real-Life Work

Edsurge

In his current role, Byun is an Associate Professor in the Forbes School of Business & Technology at Ashford University, where he teaches courses in database management, programming and telecommunications. When I joined Ashford, the MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) had just started and it was quite an interesting movement. Renamed the Forbes School of Business & Technology, today it has over 40 full-time faculty members. Microsoft.

“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA

Daily Edventures

Just last week, Khan brought his unique brand of innovative thinking to the Microsoft campus here in Redmond. I had the honor of introducing him on stage at a conference for Microsoft employees, as well as at the Global Education Partners Summit.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

One of education technologies’s greatest luminaries passed away this year. It’s all of our loss, really, as too many in education technology happily reduce the potential of computer programming as an epistemological endeavor to a market for new products. I am committed to fighting for a world in which technologies – educational and otherwise – are not built for control and compliance. And it extends to education and education technology as well.

“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA

Daily Edventures

Just last week, Khan brought his unique brand of innovative thinking to the Microsoft campus here in Redmond. I had the honor of introducing him on stage at a conference for Microsoft employees, as well as at the Global Education Partners Summit.

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

I want to start this year’s review of education technology acknowledging grief. I want to start this year’s review of education technology sanctioning, if such a thing is necessary, our mourning. In a society that considers itself highly rational, highly technological, highly scientific, to call something “magical” often serves to dismiss or diminish it – or to dismiss or diminish those who do not sufficiently understand science or tech.

Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

Hack Education

How might new technologies – education or otherwise – and new economies reshape “what counts” as a credential , “what counts” as credit? What are the stories that education technology entrepreneurs and investors and ed-tech’s proponents tell about the need or demand to “ disrupt the degree ”? If you want a job as a software developer in the technology industry, you’ll need a college degree. ” MOOCs for credit.

Building Skills, Inspiring Students through Hands-on Technology – Troy Smith, New Zealand

Daily Edventures

With the focus put on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) today, teaching these subjects can be a bit overwhelming. Whether that’s with robotics, Minecraft , or Lego MindStorms, Smith makes sure his students work with real-world technology.

ISTE Wants to Be More Than Just a Conference. Learn How They Are Expanding.

Edsurge

With the two last directors of the federal Office of Education Technology, Richard Culatta and Joseph South, at the helms of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), it is no surprise that the organization is seeking to expand and rebrand. But for the new leaders of the nonprofit, the goal is to build a community of education-technology enthusiasts that interact year-round. Education Technology Nonprofits Edtech Business

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How Nontraditional Educators Will Influence Digital Learning #DLNchat

Edsurge

Could the rise in MOOC-based and other certificates affect how traditional college degree paths are designed? Many #DLNchat-ters define them as MOOC providers including edX and Coursera and bootcamps such as General Assembly and Kenzie Academy. Mozilla, Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk have all been active leaders. Not only are MOOCs designed to be free, they offer opportunity to students to explore the topic before they invest and commit.”

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Incorporating technology in the classroom has paved the way for a myriad of innovative methods and practices that are aimed at improving upon teaching structures of the past. Blended learning enables me to effectively bring technology into the classroom.

As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated ‘Microlearning,’ Higher Ed Must Adapt

Edsurge

Well-funded MOOC providers Coursera, Udacity and EdX have evolved their business models to focus squarely on corporate learning and serving professionals seeking credentials. billion acquisition of Lynda.com in 2015—and LinkedIn’s subsequent acquisition by Microsoft in 2016 for $26 billion—are connected to the new business models in the provision of corporate learning. Education Technology Workforce Training Postsecondary Learning

SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know

Edsurge

But the technology lends a question: to what extent should educational products make assumptions about a user’s end goal? Speakers from University of Virginia, University of Maryland, MIT and University of Pennsylvania will share what works, what doesn’t and how they have built structures to support technology initiatives on their campuses. Companies like Microsoft, Facebook and Google are all dipping their toes into virtual and augmented reality.

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Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

techieMusings

Their school is committed to organization-wide change to effectively infuse technology into the curriculum and they are truly forward-thinking in their approach; the school has already implemented many innovative teaching practices and spaces. MOOCs. Arts and Applied Technology.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Perhaps the disappearance (and reported murder) of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi doesn’t seem like an education technology story. “Technology companies can no longer turn a blind eye to the human rights abuses of one of their largest investors.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

This is the second part of my much-abbreviated look at the stories that were told about education technology in 2018 – and in this case, the people who funded the storytellers. I assumed that they looked to see if the company could do what it promised – financially, technologically. The technology did not work. ” Tutoring is the cornerstone of technological fantasies about “personalized learning.” Microsoft bought three companies in 2018.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Some of these experimental sites included MOOCs and coding bootcamps. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Class Central’s Dhawal Shah, writing in Edsurge : “ MOOCs Find Their Audience: Professional Learners and Universities.” Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill follows up on the Edsurge article with his own analysis : “ MOOCs Now Focused on Paid Certificates and OPM Market.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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

Hack Education

Every year since 2010, I’ve undertaken a fairly massive project in which I’ve reviewed the previous twelve months’ education and technology news in order to write ten articles covering “the top ed-tech trends.” A belief in technological utopia.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” After someone noticed that Microsoft had boasted that it was working with ICE , Nitasha Tiku says that “Microsoft’s Ethical Reckoning Is Here.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). To borrow from Jello Biaffra, “MOOCs aren’t dead, they just deserve to die.” Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The Verge : “ Microsoft secures $480 million HoloLens contract from US Army.” ” Idaho Ed News quotes local high school students who protested the visit and their school’s reliance on technology. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Larry Cuban on “ Technological Monitoring of Student Work in a Classroom.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Politico : “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has increased her financial stake in a ‘neurofeedback’ company that says its technology treats attention deficit disorder and the symptoms of autism. Via The Salt Lake Tribune : “Lawmaker: Utah ‘s veteran educators may need to ’die off ’ before technology fills classrooms.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” There’s more MOOC news in the “business of education” section below. Sponsored content on Edsurge this week, paid for by MacMillan Learning , by ReadingPlus , by Google , and by Gutenberg Technology. Devonshire Investors has acquired MOOC startup NovoEd.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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. Once upon a time, I’d have put Udacity in the MOOC section above, but I’m sticking this profile by RealClear Education here in the job training section: “Online Educator Udacity Adapts Courses to Changing Labor Market.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “A Product at Every Price: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2017.” ” There’s more MOOC news in the certification section below. I’m also putting some MOOC news in the job training section. ” asks MIT Technology Review.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” That’s the Indiana Agriculture and Technology School , which Chalkbeat investigated earlier this year. ” Yet another story promoting “student success technology” at Georgia State University.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. 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. The pilot, by the way, is at University College London’s Centre for Blockchain Technologies. MOOCs weren’t really MOOCs either.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Elsewhere in MOOC research… From Campus Technology : “Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn’t Help Completion.” “ What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students ” by Justin Reich (and George Veletsianos and Laura Pasquini). ” More on MOOC (and related) research in the research section below. MOOCs losing their mojo?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The Department of Education has released a “Higher Education Supplement to the National Education Technology Plan ,” just in the nick of time I guess. ” Via McClatchy DC : “Forced to watch child porn for their job, Microsoft employees developed PTSD, they say.” 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.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Vive la MOOC révolution. “ Coursera More than Doubles Number of Degrees on Its Platform,” says Campus Technology. ” “Orphan MOOCs and the Digital Dark Ages” by Jeffrey Pomerantz in Hybrid Pedagogy. ” Perhaps protest Stanford’s Persuasive Technology Lab ?