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Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork

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Sure, there are sophisticated online lectures where learners can see one another on screen and break out into small groups to chat via video. 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. Most online courses are a solitary experience for learners.

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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.”

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

Bryan Alexander

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”). “ Video Games Are a Waste of Time? 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. “A recording of the way professors at Wilfrid Laurier University questioned a teaching assistant about her use of a debate video in class has set off a major dispute about academic freedom in Canada,” says Inside Higher Ed. The business of OER. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) ” MOOCs looked – for a short while, at least – like they were going to pivot to become LMSes. “As LinkedIn’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges,” Edsurge reported in June. ” (Amazon Inspire is the company’s OER platform.)

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” Via NPR : “ Texas High Schools To Require Police Interaction Education Video.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Futurism.com : “Here Are the States Where a Robot Is Most Likely to Steal Your Job.” Video streaming site Cheddar has acquired Rate My Professors.

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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”). 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” 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. It’s just a bunch of video-taped lectures for the (offline) “ Startup School ” event that the startup incubator program runs at Stanford (which is really just a series of short talks by entrepreneurs and founders).

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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 (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Twitter announced big layoffs this week – 9% of its staff – and said it would shutter its video app Vine. 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.

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Via Politico : Stolen “emails from the Democratic National Committee show DNC Deputy Communications Director Eric Walker telling his colleagues to avoid mentioning the Common Core in a video. 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.

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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. Why are video-taped lectures so “revolutionary” if lectures themselves are supposedly not? (As

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Slate : “ The New Diploma Mills.” ” Via The Times-Picayune : “ New Orleans principal loses job after wearing Nazi-associated rings in video.” ” 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.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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