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From the very start of digital education, the big question has always been: ”How can students learn effectively, if they’re not face-to-face with their instructors?” More than two decades ago, when I was hired at Stevens Institute of Technology, as dean of web-based distance learning—a quaint title for what is now known as online learning—few tools were available to help faculty migrate their on-campus courses online. The term MOOC was coined by others in 2008.)

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. He’ learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor,” according to Xinhua News. We are now living in a world in which robots do many of the jobs we once thought the preserve of humans.

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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 online course won’t include any heavy technical lessons, and is specifically targeting learners without experience with AI who want to better understand the technology or ways it could impact their business. But the course won’t be offered through a university, like many of the other online classes on Coursera.

COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Digital Blending of Working and Learning

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Knowledge work has moved online as professionals work remotely. Restaurants have rapidly shifted to online and mobile ordering, and are speeding up the deployment of digital kiosks that replace human workers. Retailers such as The Gap are accelerating the adoption of robots in their warehouses. What we need in this environment is to step back and examine how the post-pandemic economy and postsecondary ecosystem are evolving as they move online.

How a Pandemic Could Change Higher Education

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Colleges around the country have shut down and moved teaching online, and no one knows when it will be safe to reopen and resume normal operations. That reality was highlighted during a live online discussion EdSurge held this week in partnership with Bryan Alexander’s Future Trends Forum. We went online on February 24, so we’ve been online for four weeks. Duke had a trial run with our global platform to go online and figure this out immediately.

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

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Whether that’s with robotics, Minecraft , or Lego MindStorms, Smith makes sure his students work with real-world technology. ” Smith and his students have been building and programming robots by learning software and hardware development skills. They collaborate, initially in pairs and then together in a whole class project, to program the robots and to work in unison using the 21st century skills that are required in the workplace.

#DLNchat: How Could Artificial Intelligence Shape the Future of Higher Education?

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Sometimes an artificial persona (call it AI, virtual assistant, robot like ASIMO, whatever) can, in its failed attempt to be human, be truly tragic. Join the Digital Learning Network to stay up to date on all events and the latest news for highered digital learning leaders! RSVP for our next #DLNchat: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning? DLNchat is co-hosted by the Online Learning Consortium , WCET and Tyton Partners.

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Next Week - The Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - All Keynotes and Sessions Posted!

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Our third Library 2.019 mini-conference, "Emerging Technology," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Tomorrow’s technologies are shaping our world today, revolutionizing the way we live and learn. Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Drones, Personalization, the Quantified Self.

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Via The Atlantic : “Why Young Pakistanis Are Learning Chinese.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more data about online education down in the “research” section at the bottom. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Chapel Hill students are being harassed by a white nationalist online commentator with ties to the alleged Pittsburgh synagogue shooter.”

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

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A quick round of introductions revealed some interesting trends: a growing number of liberal arts institutions are launched or growing online learning programs; many sought to find the distinct ways liberal arts institutions, and campuses pursuing liberal education, can use technology. Online learning is on the rise. I didn’t hear any of the classic complaints about online life being unreal or grossly insufficient.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. ” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A glimpse : “In China ’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’ ” Via Class Central : “By The Numbers: MOOCs in 2018.” “ Can Online Learning Help Higher Ed Reverse Its Tuition Spiral? Via Edsurge : “ GlassLab Set Out to Prove Games Could Assess Learning. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Hill : “ Karl Rove and David Axelrod partner for online class on winning elections” – an online class on the Masterclass platform, that is. There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below. Speaking of Google, “ Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

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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. See you online! Lori Trent, STEM Coordinator - Innovator of Inspiration and Magic RADIO SOLIDARIA AMIGA, ONLINE, UNA HERRAMIENTA INNOVADORA - Mª Magdalena Galiana Lloret. Sueann Galt, STEM Coordinator Does the use of ‘Learning Menus’ increase students’ intrinsic motivation?

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” Via the Journal Sentinel : “More than 300 Kettle Moraine parents sign petition against online learning platform.” ” That’s a school district in Wisconsin , and the learning software in question is the Summit Learning Platform , created by the Summit charter school chain and built by Facebook and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). We just learned it was a fraud.”

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” Via Edsurge : “The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts.” Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Launches Online School to Teach Software Development.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The GW Hatchet : “Oversight of online learning programs lacking in some schools, report finds.” Once upon a time, Coursera updates went in the MOOC section.

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” On Tuesday a court dismissed a petition by Ashford Universit y (owned by Bridgepoint Education ) to allow its online programs to be eligible for GI Bill benefits. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week. ” “What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?” “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?”

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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. Via Edsurge : “ VR Could Bring a New Era of Immersive Learning.

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Via Chalkbeat : “Just like their parents, Chicago students will soon have to learn cursive.” ” (Juul is an e-cigarette that markets its product to teens and peddles social emotional learning content.). Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s First Ivy League Degree: An Online Master’s From the University of Pennsylvania.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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The Hechinger Report on personalized learning : “The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed.” I think it’s called “social emotional learning” in education circles though.) ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Diplomat : “ Online Learning in North Korea.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ECS Learning Systems has acquired PREPWORKS.

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” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.” “Is there an elegant way to administer exams in online courses ?” Not sure why this is called a MOOC.

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“Free College” Via Edsurge : “For Free Community College , Online Learning Isn’t Always Part of the Recipe for Success.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” ECOT is the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, a failed online charter school. One-third of students take at least one class online.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCOnline education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” From the press release : “ MOOCs and books initiative launched by Springer and Federica Weblearning.” ” Via NBC News : “How to Thrive: Arianna Huffington Launches E-Learning Series.” Jeff Fernandez, the co-founder of the online learning company Grovo , has resigned.

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Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “The fallout from the mid-year closure of Ohio ’s largest full-time online charter school continues,” writes Education Week , “with other e-schools struggling to navigate a massive influx of displaced students, thousands of students unaccounted for, and fights over money and liability dragging into the summer.”

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” Via Education Week : “The Ohio education department could seek repayment of more than $80 million from nine full-time online schools , based on audits of software-login records that led state officials to determine the schools had overstated their student enrollment.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” An op-ed in Forbes by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Make Online Education Great (For The First Time).”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options.” Pretty sure this is the best MOOC story of the week: “ Russian Underground Launches Online Courses in Card Fraud ,” Infosecurity Group reports. Via Business Insider : “Online learning may be the future of education – we compared 4 platforms that are leading the way.”

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). UC Berkeley says it will remove online course content in response to a Department of Justice assertion that the materials violate the ADA as they are not fully accessible to those with disabilities. Remind me: who’s keeping track of the b t associated with words like “open online education”? But oh yes, kids, “everyone should learn to code” for job security.

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” “Online Tool to Apply for College Aid Was Taken Down Due to ‘Criminal Activity’,” The Wall Street Journal reports. ” Via The Wall Street Journal : “Trump Officials Are Learning How Hard It Is to Sell $1 Billion of Their Assets.” Investors in this education startup include the Gates Foundation, Learn Capital, and the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative.). Are MOOCs webinars? Are webinars now MOOCs?). The Trump Budget.

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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?” Important thoughts here on social emotional learning and structural racism. ” “ Personalized learning ” equals cutting the teacher workforce in Oklahoma. Via NPR : “Students Compete In First-Ever International High School Robotics Competition.”

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1, 2017, on the online 2018–19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Here’s a link to all the stories in Slate’s series on online credit recovery programs. “After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter?” Via The Next Web : “ Facebook is letting Groups create online learning courses – what could possibly go wrong?”

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The New York Times : “ Udacity , an Online Learning Start-Up, Offers Tech Job Trials.” Related, from the Social Media Collective : “Spike in Online Gig Work : Flash in the Pan or Future of Employment?” There’s some data on the growth of online education at private colleges in the research section below. Firefly Learning has raised $5.63

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Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” ” She promises that every kid will learn to code (of course) by having the private sector train CS teachers. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). From the edX blog : “How to be a Better Learner: Determine Your Learning Style.” “ Robots won’t replace teachers because they can’t inspire us.” MOOCs losing their mojo?

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Should Online Courses Go Through ‘Beta Testing’?” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ FutureLearn , the massive open online course provider owned by the Open University in the U.K., ” “What’s the bottom line on online preschool ?” NPR on MOOC Micromasters. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Same Time, Many Locations: Online Education Goes Back to Its Origins.” Here’s What We Learned” by Jawwad Siddiqui , founder of SharpScholar. Via Apple : “ Swift Playgrounds App Makes Learning to Code Easy & Fun.” ” Via the Hechinger Report : “Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code?”

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Learning theorist Roger Schank says “OECD should be ashamed; PISA scores announced; doing more damage.” ” Education professor Yong Zhao has several blog posts on the results of PISA and TIMSS and what we can (and can’t) learn from them. ” Via Edsurge : “ Online Learning Consortium Releases New Scorecards to Evaluate Digital Classes.” Presidential-Elect Donald Trump.