Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork

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Often in online courses students disappear and drop,” says Barbara Illowsky, dean of basic skills and online educational resources (OER) and a professor of mathematics and statistics at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. “I’m MOOCs get social. Carolyn Rosé, an assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, has been exploring ways to add social engagement to MOOCs since 2013.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A call to rebrand MOOCs , from Edsurge. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via NPR : “Hi, Robot : Adults, Children And The Uncanny Valley.” ” “A robot called Bina48 has successfully taken a course in the philosophy of love at Notre Dame de Namur University , in California,” Inside Higher Ed reports. (National) Education Politics. The GOP passed their tax plan.

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” It’s being positioned here as the first time Congress has funded open textbooks, but it’s not the federal government’s first commitment to OER. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Analysis of Georgia Tech ’s MOOC-inspired online master’s in computer science suggests that institutions can successfully deliver high-quality, low-cost degrees to students at scale.”

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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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. Via Edsurge : “Campus Support for OER is Growing, Survey Finds.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. The business of OER. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The company, which makes educational and entertainment robots, has raised $520 million total. (National) Education Politics. “ The Republican War on College ,” by The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson.

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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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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below. This Edsurge article – “ OER is Growing at Religious Colleges , But Raises Unique Challenges” – strikes me as a little weird, considering the long relationship between open education (the conference, at the very least) and former BYU professor David Wiley. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary? Candidate VoiceThread for Digital Education - Kelli Stair- teacher/ writer An Example STEAM and Maker-Education Curriculum: From Puppets to Robots - Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21.

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Via E-Literate : “ Hawai’i Senate Bill: Would mandate OER material for all U Hawai’i system courses.” ” And later in the week, an update : “Hawai’i Senate OER Bill Update: Amended language saves the day.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “ Teaching assistant robots will reinvent academia,” Times Higher Education claims.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try To Be An OPM : Conversion of for-profits and MOOCs.” ” There’s some Udacity-related MOOC news in the job training section below. Perhaps it should go in the “robots” section. Lisa Petrides, Douglas Levin, and Eddie Watson introduce The CARE Framework for OER.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs are back in the headlines again. Via Edsurge : “The Second Wave of MOOC Hype Is Here, and It’s Online Degrees.” ” Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “ Top Hat ’s OER Announcement: Doubling down on faculty engagement.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news from Edsurge in the “job training” section below. Via The Economist : “Universities withstood MOOCs but risk being outwitted by OPMs.” “The RISE Package for R: Reducing Time Through the OER Continuous Improvement Cycle” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free – and Be Financially Sustainable? ” (Note: there’s a response to this article by Georgia Tech professor Ashok Goel, who builds teaching chat-bots, in the “robots” section below. Edsurge’s coverage of Top Hat’s OER news is also in the Betteridge’s Law section above.

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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. ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. “ OER-Enabled Pedagogy ” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix – and LinkedIn.” ” There’s more MOOC-related research in the research section below. “Can robotics teach problem solving to students?” ” “Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “Are You Getting a Pay Bump For Student Completion? ” “Whatever Happened To MOOCs ?” Stephen Downes and David Wiley debate OER : “The Cost Trap, Part 3” by David Wiley. “If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER” by Stephen Downes. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ MOOCs : A Postmortem” by Jonathan Rees. Meanwhile, Campus Technology offers “7 Tips for Listing MOOCs on Your Résumé.” “Does Open Pedagogy require OER ?” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “How Robots Will Save Liberal Education.” Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ California Should Watch Arkansas Process for Creating New Online Institution,” says Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. IBM wants us to believe that Watson is incredibly powerful – powerful enough, even, to search 1000 OER. ” Via TeacherCast : “Why Teachers Will Never Be Replaced By Robots.” (National) Education Politics.

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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.”

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The US Department of Education released its “ #GoOpenDistrict Launch Packet ,” encouraging schools to use OER. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Robots won’t replace teachers because they can’t inspire us.” Elsewhere in MOOC research… From Campus Technology : “Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn’t Help Completion.” MOOCs losing their mojo?

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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.” The company is co-founded by Nick Ducoff, formerly of the OER textbook startup Boundless. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” The $1700 robot dog also requires a subscription plan. (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via eCampus News : “ Barnes & Noble Education announces advanced OER courseware.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough. Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.”

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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.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via CNBC : “Google exec, Mark Cuban agree that these college majors are the most robot-resistant.” Education Politics.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). The robot startup, formerly known as Play-i, has raised $35.9 ” Phil Hill also weighs in on the latest Babson survey on OER. Presidential Campaign Politics. Convention Week #2. This time, it was the Democrats ’ turn. Higher ed showed up in Hillary Clinton ’s acceptance speech Thursday night, including a mention of her plans to make school debt-free.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Post and Courier : “ South Carolina ’s online charter schools: A $350 million investment with disappointing returns.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Edsurge : “Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think.” (National) Education Politics. Via Pacific Standard : “Government Watchdog Will Investigate Trump Administration on Civil Rights.”

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” 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?” Via NPR : “Students Compete In First-Ever International High School Robotics Competition.” ” The New York Times reports that “ Burundi Robotics Team Vanishes After U.S. His wife is the co-founder of OER organization CK–12.).

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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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. MOOCs are, no surprise, their own entry on this long list of awfulness.

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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. ” There’s more licensing and certification news in the MOOC section above. Edsurge on the business of OER. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “Some Thoughts on OER ” by Mindwires Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “What would Noam Chomsky , Deepak Chopra , a very friendly robot , plus a bevy of scientists, mystics, and wannabe scholars do at a fancy resort in Arizona ?

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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.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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