?Why an iTunes Model for Online Learning Is Bad for Educators

Edsurge

Many online learning platforms, such as LinkedIn Learning and MasterClass, are indeed pivoting towards business models that look a lot like subscription-based streaming services Pandora, Spotify or Netflix. However, just as the iTunes business model is deeply disadvantageous to artists, online learning platforms are now granting online instructors smaller and smaller shares of the revenue as they steer business models in the streaming direction.

Rice U. offering free AP Physics online prep course

eSchool News

MOOC uses new AP Physics curriculum, could aid both students and teachers. A free online course from Rice University uses attention-grabbing videos, interactive lab activities, dramatic physics demonstrations, engaging instructors and a free online textbook to help high school students prepare for the Advanced Placement (AP) Physics 1 Exam. “This isn’t a typical MOOC. To enroll or learn more about Preparing for the AP Physics 1 Exam, visit.

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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. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

The future includes good (human) teachers

The Hechinger Report

He’ learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor,” according to Xinhua News. Sure, you can memorize frog parts online, but that will never compare to dissecting one in a laboratory with fellow students and a quality teacher at your shoulder. Sure, you can memorize frog parts online, but that will never compare to dissecting one in a laboratory with fellow students and a quality teacher at your shoulder.

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.

An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015. Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Foundations of Teaching for Learning 5: Planning for Teaching and Learning. Instructional Design for Mobile Learning. Prior Learning Assessment for Educators and Industry. Foundations of Teaching for Learning 8: Developing Relationships. GSE3x: Introduction to Data Wise: A Collaborative Process to Improve Learning & Teaching.

The design and future of open education: Curtis Bonk on Future Trends Forum

Bryan Alexander

“We are in the learning century!” Curt began by describing the use of MOOCs for faculty and staff development, with examples such as a University of London effort. In fact, open MOOCs can work for any population, esp. It’s about self-motivated learning. I asked how open learning works for non-professionals, citing research showing many MOOC users are already professionals and/or academics. One answer is to pick a learning framework.

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What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. One of these practices is known as blended learning and the term that has been garnering some attention within the education industry as of late. But, what is blended learning? This video offers a good introduction to blended learning if you've never heard the term before. What is blended learning? Tips to use for blended learning.

What Faculty Need to Know About ‘Learner Experience Design’

Edsurge

Somewhere between our collective obsession with predictive analytics and infatuation with adaptive learning, higher education wonks and practitioners are making time to deconstruct the quality attributes of online courses. The online “quality” debate stems, in part, from explosion in institutional demand for online experiences and resulting pressure on faculty to design and facilitate online courses. Learning is about personal relationships.

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“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

The Flat Classroom Project has been hailed by educators, policymakers and media alike, won ISTE ‘s Online Learning Award and is now included in the third edition of Friedman’s book (Davis and Lindsay worked with Friedman on the chapter called, “If it’s not happening then it’s because you’re not doing it”). Their writing, stories, and research are part of my personal learning network (PLN) I read daily.

Lessons from Boise: What colleges can teach us about fostering innovation

Perry Hewitt

Exposed to new concepts, people, and settings, students are in a learning mindset and readily apply their minds to solving problems on campus, locally, and even globally. Build on the learning mindset?—?not But as entrepreneurs, students will find out that most ideas fail, and that learning to fail quickly, adapt their approach based on these mistakes, and start again with improved information is critical. Enable and reward cross-disciplinary learning.

The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

MindShift

Redesigning Learning Spaces: Panelists identified changing learning spaces as a trend that educators and district leaders have embraced for quite some time and which is likely to continue. An increasing number of educators are finding that collaborative, hands-on learning requires a different type of space than most traditional classrooms offer, and that the learning environment greatly impacts both pedagogy and student engagement.

The Learning Revolution - Global Ed Declaration - Connected Cafe Videos - ISTE Unplugged News

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update December 17th Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. John Cotton Dana Welcome to the Learning Revolution. The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn. The Learning Revolution Project highlights virtual and physical events from Web 2.0 To receive the weekly Learning Revolution newsletter, please join the Learning Revolution network. See you online!

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Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

The discussion of digital changes (76-82) touches on high points (cost, commodification, MOOCs), but comes to no conclusions or recommendations. I suspect these absences stem from another issue, the book’s focus on traditional-age undergraduate education. Those residential campuses tend to be the ones most resistant to online learning, and the wealthiest tend to retain classic patterns of largely tenure-track faculty.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

The discussion of digital changes (76-82) touches on high points (cost, commodification, MOOCs), but comes to no conclusions or recommendations. I suspect these absences stem from another issue, the book’s focus on traditional-age undergraduate education. Those residential campuses tend to be the ones most resistant to online learning, and the wealthiest tend to retain classic patterns of largely tenure-track faculty.

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. ” Smith and his students have been building and programming robots by learning software and hardware development skills. “Inspiring one to learn and achieve, whatever that may be, is the best reward. I am always looking to learn more and I believe this love of learning helps inspire my students to also want to learn.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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! Paloma Garcia-Lopez - Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative - "Maker Movement: Making More Makers" Jeanne Century - Director of Research and Evaluation and Science Education, Outlier Research and Evaluation, CEMSE, University of Chicago - "Is it STEM or Just Good Practice?"

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Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

But I’ve purposefully called this series “trends” because I like to imagine it helps defang some of the bulleted list of crap that other publications churn out, claiming that this or that product is going to “change everything” about how we teach and learn. Beyond the MOOC. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. Learning to Code. MOOCs. Online Learning.

(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Not so sure how folks plan to do their beloved STEM without the S or the E in this future, but hey. 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?

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The conference is once again being held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! Hope to "see you" online! Million, Doctoral Student Let them Drive.their learning!

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The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

This series is meant to serve in-depth exploration of the events of the past year and an analysis of how these events shape the way in which we imagine and prepare for the future of teaching and learning. Beyond the MOOC. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. Learning to Code. MOOCs. Education Data and Learning Analytics. Online Learning. Mobile Learning.

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The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! See you online! Crow, Associate Professor of School Library Science Enhancing Librarians’ Research Skills: A Professional Development Program - Lili Luo From Maker Space to Learning Commons - IdaMae Craddock, Librarian The Freshman Flip: An Exploration - Katie Garcia, Reference Librarian 3:00pm KEYNOTE: Phil Bradley on "Alternative search engines; why Google simply isn''t enough."

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” From the Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Accepts President Trump’s Q2 Salary as a Donation for STEM-Focused Camp.” Bloomberg reports that “ Trump Administration Tapping Tech CEOs for STEM Policy Approach.” ” Those involved: investor Laurene Powell Jobs , Apple’s Tim Cook , and representatives from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – so all the country’s best experts on STEM education clearly.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. Here’s the headline from Inside Higher Ed : “For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT ?” ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Facebook , an Online Learning Platform?” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

You can fill out a form online to offer some names. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Supporting Early Learning through the Every Student Succeeds Act ,” per the press release. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Fortune (Reuters, really): “Why This Education Publisher Is Betting on Online Degrees.” Via Class Central : “ XuetangX : A Look at China’s First and Biggest MOOC Platform.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.” “ Report: California public colleges not producing enough STEM degrees.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.” Online Grade Portals.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). The New York Times on The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow , an online charter school: “Online School Enriches Affiliated Companies if Not Its Students.” ” Werner Herzog Teaches Filmmaking on the Masterclass online platform. Via KNN : “‘ aisectmoocs.com ’ launched as India ’s largest free online open learning platform.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Ivanka Trump , Apple’s Tim Cook Push STEM, Computer Science Education,” says Education Week. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Chalkbeat : “After flying under the radar, school districts’ online programs attract attention – and scrutiny.” ” Via Techcrunch : “ Amazon opens its internal machine learning courses to all for free.”