Context Matters in Social Media

ProfHacker

Jargon: Someone uses the term MOOC. Most people I communicate with on Twitter are fully aware of what a MOOC is. Poor soul gets 10 different replies because everyone else knows what a MOOC is and is trying to be helpful.

How complex is learning?

Learning with 'e's

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. Learning is highly complex.

Technology makes a difference

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Further, social media and social network services can connect anyone with internet access to experts in any academic discipline for real time content sharing and discussion. There is a wealth of evidence that indicates technology can make a positive impact on learning outcomes.

Any colour you like: Learner autonomy and choice

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Often, a stated objective is better represented as an outcome or even a process. autonomy e-reader education flipped classroom Games console intrinsic learning MOOC motivation smart mobile student choice Technology

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with 'e's

Self regulation of learning is thought to be a characteristic of individual students (Beishuizen, 2008) but increasingly can be contextualised within social learning environments. A number of collaborative and social networking tools regularly play a role within the average student PLE.

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Preparing to Teach a Large Online Course

ProfHacker

A number of ProfHacker posts have looked at aspects of this: Doug Ward has talked about the perils of online teaching , Michelle Moravec shared lessons from a MOOC , and Jason shared his summer of teaching online. Evaluate learning outcomes and substitutions for physical activities.

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Punk learning

Learning with 'e's

The C-MOOC or Connectivist Massive Open Online Course was a free at the point of delivery online learning experience with no limits to the numbers who participated, and where 'students' could choose how, where and when they learnt.

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The Fans, Fanboys, and Fanatics of OER

Doug Levin

I don’t fret much at all over some of what Clark raises: the acceptance and/or lack of broader cheer-leading for Wikipedia, MOOCs, or Khan Academy as success stories. I have a confession to make. I work in K-12 education in the U.S.,

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Michelle Weise: ‘We Need to Design the Learning Ecosystem of the Future’

Edsurge

As an example, in 2014, LinkedIn’s top ten jobs were jobs that hadn’t existed five years prior: social media intern, iOS/Android developer, cloud manager, big data architect, or UI/UX designer as examples. can’t just say, “Here’s a MOOC, or here’s an online degree, or a 6- to 12-week immersive bootcamp.”. So much of our current educational market is needlessly opaque because we do not provide easily consumable outcomes data at the program level to prospective learners.

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A Flipped Classroom Approach: Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

There can also be a temptation for children to use other technologies whilst viewing content, such as utilising social media and temporary blocks on other tools during flipped learning activities should be considered.

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with 'e's

Present-day students, who interact with a steady stream of digital media throughout the day, are generally unsurprised by video in the classroom; if anything, they expect it. Photo by Vladimer Shioshvili on Flickr Educators have been using video for decades.

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Academy 10:00am DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER: Beyond the University: New MOOC Audiences and Providers - Leonard Waks , Professor Emeritus Educational Leadership Electronic Portfolios as Spaces for Students to Engage with Learning - Gina Marandino - Educational Technology Specialist Hit Learners with Music!

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

Edsurge

He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. Blogs, wikis and social media, on the other hand, are distributed across networks. That’s the only way they’ll be able to study the tools and understand how they’re impacting student outcomes.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A call to rebrand MOOCs , from Edsurge. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Association of American Colleges and Universities on Wednesday announced the creation of the VALUE Institute , which will help colleges ‘leverage learning outcomes evidence to improve student success and ensure quality and equity in student learning.’” (National) Education Politics. The GOP passed their tax plan.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In related MOOC news, there's more on “ nanodegrees ” in the “credentialing” section below. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. This is part of the push for MOOCs, we must be honest.). They are political, social – shaping culture and politics and institutions and individuals in turn.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Related, from the Social Media Collective : “Spike in Online Gig Work : Flash in the Pan or Future of Employment?” And I’m not sure if Udacity now better fits here in this for-profit higher ed section, but there’s news about it in the MOOC section above. Via the Brennan Center for Justice : “Map: Social Media Monitoring by Police Departments , Cities, and Counties.”

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). If your marketing department thinks this is a good idea, if your media studies department thinks this is a good idea, tell them to read more. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “$100M Gift to National U for ‘ Social Emotional Learning ’ ” The money comes from South Dakota businessman T. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

GlobalEdCon 2013 Day Four + Helping the New Grassroots Projects

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PROJECT: Student Visits-Exchanges-Collaborations PROJECT: MOOCs PROJECT: Google Helpouts PROJECT: Uniting Around One Social Cause PROJECT: International Co-Teaching A summary of today''s sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5). Today is day four of the 2013 Global Education Conference. Hard to believe we''re almost at the end!

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Hack Education Weekly News

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was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.” Via The Guardian : “ Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’ ” This ban has been targeted at scientists at the EPA and USDA in particular. ” There’s more MOOC-related research in the research section below.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOC news is now much more often “job training” news, so there’s more on MOOCs in that section below. ” The Pew Research Center is out with its latest report on “ Social Media Use in 2018.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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).” “When Social Media Assignments Increase Risks for Vulnerable Students” by Monica Bulger and Jade E. ” Also via Techcrunch : “ Parental control service ‘ Circle with Disney ’ to help with distracted driving, social media, kids’ chores & more.”

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

” 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.

The persistence of distance (learning)

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From the University of South Africa and the British Open University in the sixties to modern mega-universities, virtual universities and even Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), the massification of education at a distance has progressively advanced as technology gives the impetus.

Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

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” The University of Northern New Jersey had a website – one with a.edu domain, to boot – as well as several active social media profiles. Throughout the year, the Department of Education also took steps to strengthen the oversight of accreditors, adding requirements regarding data that they had to report to the government and to the public as well as pressuring accreditors to do more to improve “student outcomes” at the schools they monitored.

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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.” Lessons from Long-Run Outcomes in School Choice Research.” ” The latest report from the Pew Research Center : “ The Science People See on Social Media.”

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Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. ” “Make MOOCs great again.” Here’s a list of election outcomes pertaining to library-related measures , thanks to EveryLibrary.org. ” “ Social media causes some users to rethink their views on an issue,” says Pew Research Center. Presidential Politics. President-Elect Donald J. Trump.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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.” e.g. “ Social justice miseducation in our schools” by J. " The majors include sociology, media studies, and political science. (National) Education Politics.

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See graphics for social media and follow the event to join the campaign! Conference strands include Teaching with Technology, Student Devices, Online Learning, Subject Specific Ed Tech, Creative Ed Tech, Web 2.0 & Social Software, and Administrative Support.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

While the collection of data – enrollment data, attendance data, graduation data, disciplinary data, standardized test data – has been mandated for some time now, new digital technologies bring with them an expanded capacity for data-mining as well as an underlying ideology that more data necessarily means better measurement , better “ outcomes ” and better “solutions.” Under surveillance when they use social media.

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