Join #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC

Educator Innovator

The topics to be covered include: civic discourse, mobile technology in the classroom, student safety and digital citizenship, visual communication, 21st century communication and connected learning. To accomplish all of this, participants and facilitators will be working together as both learners and change agents in an open environment known as a Massive Open Online Collaboration (MOOC). MOOC Ends August 17. By Matt Williams, Educational Technologist, KQED.


Integrating Technology Meaningfully with Mission Minded Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

For many of our students, technology is just another aspect of their lives. They grew up with the Internet, social media, and mobile devices. In my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions , I introduce mission minded learning to help students reflect on the power they have to make a positive difference with their use of technology. Join my free online course where we work on digital learning missions, The Goal-Minded Teacher MOOC ( #EduGoalsMOOC ).


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Credential Blockchains Could Help Student Mobility. These 4 Efforts Explore How.


More than 70 efforts are underway around the world to use blockchain technology in education, and most set their sights on better connecting people with job opportunities, according to a new report published by the American Council on Education.

Mobile learning and personal metrics

Learning with 'e's

There are formal contexts for mobile learning, but it is in the leisure time/travelling/down time that mobile learning still comes to the fore. The first principle in the article above relates to access, and states: "A mobile learning environment is about access to content, peers, experts, portfolio artifacts, credible sources, and previous thinking on relevant topics.

With New Online Marketplace, Community Colleges Hope to Better Compete With For-Profits


It’s a beneficiary of changes in federal technology policy that will increase the number of channels that televisions can receive, enable mobile devices to pick up broadcast video and make TV more interactive through internet connections.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry


Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. The potential of education technology is the biggest in Asia due to the sheer number of students enrolled in schools across Asia (600 million in K-12 schools) and the premium that Asian culture places on education. Across the globe, some key disruptive technology trends which are impacting education are: Artificial Intelligence. Assistive Technology.

Friday 5 — 3.25.2016

Perry Hewitt

Scott Brinker has released the 2016 marketing technology landscape diagram, mapping 3,874 solutions into six capability categories (shows above). But 80% of adults having “not much awareness” of MOOCs was higher than I might have imagined. era, you probably know that the pornography industry was instrumental in driving the video serving technology that made all video online possible.

2016 and Beyond: The Future of Classroom Technology by @MelanieNathan


Widespread public interest surrounds new technologies in the classroom. With many communities anxious to enhance local school systems and increase opportunities for students, teachers and pupils, 2016 appears poised to witness a lot of exciting new developments in the world of education technology. One common theme in this movement concerns inspiring greater pupil engagement through the use of technology. Mobile Classrooms In Remote Locations.

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Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. There will be cheering from traditionalists as more high profile MOOC failures happen and from those that think MOOCs are the only threat to their way of life. MOOC providers will keep on refining them.


The Professor Who Quit His Tenured Job to Make Podcasts and Lecture Videos


He made the move to his new phase of scholarly life during a rush of enthusiasm for so-called MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, that big-name colleges were starting to offer low-cost higher education to a wider audience. He was a well-known astronomer, but he was also using television and film and these other multimedia technologies effectively to communicate these big ideas to a broader audience. The vision was partly to be mobile.

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10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016


But that hasn’t stopped us from asking a number of experts in education and technology to gaze into their crystal balls and share their thoughts on one major EdTech trend we can expect to see lighting up learning and one major challenge that education will face in 2016. Technology and the classroom – major trends and challenges. I believe more schools worldwide will find the funds and way to have their students learn with technology. Mobile learning.

Friday 5 — 7.3.2015

Perry Hewitt

The first few years of widespread access to MOOCs have created a data trove for researchers. The first one: MOOC students are diverse, but trend toward autodidacts. This post outlines the in-demand skills for the hybrid marketer , which include social, mobile, and data/analytics skills along with a deep understanding the role of content. Friday Five age Friday5 harvard HBR marketing moocs online learning research search

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. Someone who doesn’t study history, yet wants to inaccurately claim to be militantly anti-technology in one area when simultaneously relying heavily on technology in every other aspect of their lives. Mobile , n. 2) A technology widely used by blacks, latinos, and poor people. MOOC , n.

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education? I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Educational technology trends. There are all kinds of reasons for it to, including funding support, state political support, the aging of American higher education students, decreasing difficulties in using technologies. MOOCs?

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. Mobile Learning.


How complex is learning?

Learning with 'e's

One of the most important questions for educators in this century is whether technology can offer a transformational influence for learning. The advent of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), the flipped classroom, games based learning, social media and mobile learning - on the face of it - seems to herald a new dawn for education. But do these methods and technologies actually live up to the promise? We do know that technology will never replace teachers.

Our thinking creates the solutions, but technology provides many new opportunities.

The Principal of Change

Cool technology!” ” I firmly believe that it is our thinking that creates the solutions, not any technology. With that being said, we live in a world where there is a technology that allows us to create these things. The access to mobile devices has increased exponentially over the years, and things like Uber, AirBnB, along with a myriad of social networks, have been created because of this access.


How Virtual IT Labs Prepare Students for Real-Life Work


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.

Learning at the Speed of Technology - David Jakes


Question : Are we taking brand new disruptive technologies and trying to force them into old models? Even when we put technology into the classroom. We are putting new technologies into old classroom models. Regarding student use of technology, Mimi Ito says, "Students engage in friendship and interest-based activities. Our vision for how that occurs should change over time as new technologies emerge. Are you designing for mobile?


Friday 5 — 5.22.2015

Perry Hewitt

Google is once again showing tweets in search results , starting with mobile. The MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) hype cycle peaked in 2012, but educators are still trying to crack the right formula for effective, online learning. Every Friday, find five, highly subjective pointers to compelling technologies, emerging trends, and interesting ideas that affect how we live and work digitally.

?The Future of Online Learning Is Offline: What Strava Can Teach Digital Course Designers


They were incredibly hardworking people, but the ones creating the most significant social impact in the world were also often too busy to finish a MOOC. An anesthesiologist trainee in Somalia could use a mobile phone to record himself setting up an operating tray and then submit it for assessment to trained experts. These things are happening in fits and starts across various MOOCs and online courses, but we don’t yet have a seamless, Strava-like platform for learning and teaching.

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New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

There are all sorts of possibilities thanks to new technologies. Although distance education has been in existence for more than a century, the various technological means by which it can now be conducted have advanced quickly. The last two decades alone have seen a rapid rise in popularity of the World Wide Web, smartphones, social media, social networks, augmented reality, wearable technologies and user generated content sites.

Give Your Traditional Syllabus a Needed Makeover!

Teacher Reboot Camp

I actually did this for one of my Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). Peeragogy is a flexible approach to digital learning in which the teacher and students use technology to apply knowledge together. Effective Technology Integration Mobile Learning back to school back2school backtoschool syllabus“In an effective classroom students should not only know what they are doing, they should also know why and how.” ” – Harry Wong.

#LearningIs everywhere

Learning with 'e's

Yet for those who are determined to learn something new and significant, technology is playing a key role. Technology provides access for millions to education - something that was previously impossible or extremely problematic. Specifically, online programmes of study including MOOCs are still in great demand, and learning through mobile devices is at an all time high. Technology has made this dream a reality for many.

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A growing divide?

Learning with 'e's

And yet, with the advent of mobile technology, learning can now take place any where, and at any time. digital age education flipped classroom learning mobile technology MOOC pedagogy Technology In his blog on Learning Ecosystems, Daniel S. Christian claims that a new pedagogy is emerging that is directly driven by the upsurge in online activity.

An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

Instructional Design for Mobile Learning. INQ101x: Teaching With Technology and Inquiry: An Open Course For Teachers. Emerging Trends & Technologies in the Virtual K-12 Classroom. Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success. IOC Athlete MOOC via Independent. College Readiness Math MOOC. iTDI Summer School MOOC For English Teachers. eLearning Higher Ed moocs pdAn Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015.

The future of classrooms

Learning with 'e's

This is the fourth blog post in my series on the future of learning and technology. This is due to the rapid proliferation of mobile technology, the disintermediation of traditional teacher and student roles, new trends such as MOOCs and the upsurge of user generated content on social media sites - all of which take learning away from previously familiar territory. Cuban is very sceptical of online courses, and presumably his sceptiscism also embraces MOOCs.

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


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

Learning comes first

Learning with 'e's

Learning should always come first, but what fools we would be if we denied that technology has the potential to make a tangible difference in education! There are numerous examples of technology reshaping educational practices and creating new opportunities for the sharing of knowledge. Flipped classrooms exploit the power of technology to take some forms of learning away from the traditional classroom. Does technology lead to creative solutions to problems?

Any colour you like: Learner autonomy and choice

Learning with 'e's

The advent of personal technologies (tablets, smart phones, games consoles, e-readers) and social media (social networks, discussion sites, media sharing platforms) coupled with emergent trends such as flipped classrooms and Massive Open Online Courses , are at the vanguard of a social movement that will provide anyone, anywhere, regardless of their condition, with access to quality learning experiences. Now, with the new technology wave, all that is about to change.

EdTech Acronyms Explained


The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. BYOT – Bring Your Own Technology. CREATE – Collaboartion, Resources, Educate, Apps, Technology, Enriching. ICT – Information Communications Technology. IT – Instructional Technology (the use of tech for instructional purposes). MLD – Mobile Learning Devices. MLearning – Mobile Learning. STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths.

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Back to #EDEN

Learning with 'e's

It's a professional community of educators interested in technology supported learning. In that year I was just starting out in the world of educational technology, and I presented some of my research at the EDEN summer conference in Poitiers, France. It was the start of many long associations with these and other brilliant innovators and thinkers in the nascent world of technology supported learning.

Technology and Casey Green on campus: Future Trends Forum #3, notes and full recording

Bryan Alexander

We explored campus technology and faculty attitudes towards digital materials. Casey noted some long-term persistent trends, such as campus IT seeing technology as an underutilized aid for instruction, and not feeling satisfied about institutional promotion of technology for faculty. For example, currently two-thirds of community colleges have launched mobile apps, but CIOs largely don’t see the deployment as effective.

4 Reasons to Attend the Ohio Educational Technology Conference 2014: Check Out the Keynote Lineup!

The 21st Century Principal

There are plenty of opportunities to learn more about ed tech at this year''s Ohio Educational Technology Conference beginning this Monday January 27. Kevin Honeycutt, Technology Integration Specialist, ESSDACK Inspirational Teachers Change Minds and Lives This keynote is an exploration of the importance of inspirational teaching and of building positive relationships with learners. For more information about the Ohio Educational Technology Conference 2014 visit their Website.

What I’ve been up to: Silver Lining for Learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

The initiative was meant to highlight interesting technology-enabled learning around the world and to spark some discussions about schooling possibilities during the pandemic and afterward. MOOCs and open education in Southeast Asia. Nepali high school students in MOOCs.

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