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Anant Agarwal, president of EdX, (Harvard and MIT''s non-profit making arm that runs MOOCs), says that the software will be a boon to learning online in the future, because it will allow students to rewrite and resubmit their essays time and again, to improve their grades.

MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 1 Reflection

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Last week, the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change , began. This MOOC will help participants: Learn what it takes to coach educators to integrate technology Explore a variety of frameworks such as TPACK, SAMR, and the four Cs Explore opportunities for personalized application Create a Technology Coaching Action Plan I am most excited to learn more about the different frameworks, connect with other coaches, and create my own action plan.

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Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

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“The Year of the MOOC” – I was summoned to Palo Alto, California for a small gathering to discuss the future of teaching, learning, and technology. Perhaps with this data, the MOOC providers can build a map of professional if not cognitive pathways.

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

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Or one for the Robotics Club, National Honor Society, Made with Code, Girls/Boys Scouts, etc. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). MOOC’s are usually free online courses offered by universities with no limit on enrollment.

Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork

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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. Rosé and her colleagues found that when students talk to each other, they tend to stick around and show up for their next class more than peers who chose not to complete the activity or those who only talk to the robot. Most online courses are a solitary experience for learners.

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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.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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” Note the significant difference in language in this headline from The Verge , for example – “ Harvard’s Root robot teaches kids how to code ” – and the way in which Seymour would describe the LOGO Turtle – that students would using programming to teach the robot. “Hardly Anyone Wants to Take a Liberal Arts MOOC,” Edsurge informed its readers in February. We’ve seen this before in the MOOC world.

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” Some of these experimental sites included MOOCs and coding bootcamps. Via The Verge : “US denies visas to Afghanistan ’s all-girl robotics team.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Class Central’s Dhawal Shah, writing in Edsurge : “ MOOCs Find Their Audience: Professional Learners and Universities.” More on certifications in the MOOC section above. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

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” – that’s Sebastian Thrun, best known perhaps for his work at Google on the self-driving car and as a co-founder of the MOOC (massive open online course) startup Udacity. I don’t believe that robots will take, let alone need take, all our jobs.

Creating a Purposeful Environment for #CSforAll

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I took courses online and I mean that I took everything from CS50 (an amazing MOOC taught by a Harvard Professor) to courses on web design, CSS and Python from Code Academy and General Assembly’s Dash platform. Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of being a part of two pivotal moments.

10 Google+ Communities I'm Recommending to Our Faculty

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All of it from Biology to Robotics to Space exploration!" MOOC - Massive Open Online Courses. "A Here are ten Google+ communities I''ll be recommending that our teachers check out.

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"The Internet Will Be Everywhere and Nowhere"—Dr. Michio Kaku's ISTE 2016 Keynote

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Remember, robots are [just] adding machines. The jobs that cannot be automated, he noted, will be those that require creativity and experience, “Remember, robots are [just] adding machines – they do sums faster than you do, giving the illusion that they’re intelligent.”. Dr. Kaku does not, however, envision a world where robots have banished educators from the classroom; he acknowledged the widely-noted shortcomings of today’s MOOC’s.

Education Technology's Inequalities

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Indeed, the World Bank issued a report in January arguing that digital technologies – not just robots in factories – stand to widen inequalities as well, “and even hasten the hollowing out of middle-class employment.” Whether it’s selling schools or MOOCs or access to the Internet itself , technology companies and education companies are, as Edsurge put it, “ Building Effective Edtech Business Models to Reach the Global Poor.” MOOCs.

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.).

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Just a few weeks after Daphne Koller ’s announcement she was leaving the MOOC startup she co-founded, Coursera unveiled “ Coursera for Business ” this week, marking its pivot from “democratizing higher ed” to “ training corporate employees.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Humans, the Latest MOOC Feature.” Robots probably won’t take your jobs.

The Greatest EdTech Generation Ever – LIVE Blog of Justin Reich’s Keynote

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As a researcher, Justin has been carrying this concept into his work with MOOCs. To begin, Justin recommends reading Frank Levy and Richard Murnane’s work, Dancing with Robots. Justin Reich is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher, the Richard L.

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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”). “ 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.” “ What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students ” by Justin Reich (and George Veletsianos and Laura Pasquini). MOOCs losing their mojo?

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Educators Make, Play, and Connect This Summer

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In Pittsburgh, kids might join the growing Maker Movement or pick up some engineering skills while making robots. Here’s a selection: From June 13th to August 1st, a MOOC (massive open online collaboration) on connected learning “will provide many opportunities for participants to connect and form small groups in order to share and reflect on their work, which is what we think MOOCs should be all about. The MOOC is nonsequential, so anyone can join at any time.

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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. Because up ’til now, MOOCs were the most brilliant data mining app ever.). Education Politics.

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ MOOCs no longer massive, still attract millions,” Class Central’s Dhawal Shah claims in a VentureBeat op-ed. ” Via Motherboard : “The Head of CMU ’s Robotics Lab Says Self-Driving Cars Are ‘Not Even Close’ ” According to the American Historical Association , undergraduate enrollments in history are down. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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Harvard’s 1,000 Kilobot swarm demonstrates the future of robotics 50 apps for the new school year Using Design Thinking to Create a School from Scratch Is This The School Library Of The Future? Magnets Join Race to Replace Transistors in Computers Creating an Ever-Flexible Center for Tech Innovation Canvas Network Announces Minecraft MOOCs and App in a Suite of 15 MOOCs for K-12 Teachers, Students and Parents MIT Team Turns 6.9

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). The robot startup, formerly known as Play-i, has raised $35.9 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. “And here’s something we don't say often enough,” she added.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Something something Brexit something something MOOCs will save British higher ed. Many academics are fooled by robot-written peer reviews , Inside Higher Ed reports. Presidential Campaign Politics. Via Politico : “ Donald Trump has put wealthy universities on alert.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). The startup, which something something MOOC something something, has raised $9.69 On the horizon: makerspaces, online learning, robotics, VR, artificial intelligence, and wearables. Education Politics. An incredible piece of reporting by The Guardian on corporate lobbying and influence in Wisconsin politics following Scott Walker ’s anti-union efforts in the state.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” edX is offering an online master’s degree with Georgia Tech : an OMS (online master’s in science) in Analytics. The Economist on “ The Return of the MOOC.” ” “ Harvard/MIT Report Analyzes 4 Years of MOOC Data ,” Campus Technology reports. Robots and Other (Ed-Tech) Science Fiction. More research on MOOCs in the MOOC section above. Education Politics.

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Do you have students or library users ages 9 - 17 that can answer the questions Do you have what it takes to put a robot on the Moon? The Learning Revolution Weekly Update March 18th All of life is a constant education.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” 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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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Online education platform Coursera has set a goal of offering 15 to 20 degree programs by the end of 2019. ” Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s Rick Levin on the Evolution of MOOCs and Microcredentials.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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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. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. More on robots in the contest section above.

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). 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 abc.net.au : “ Queensland children as young as four will learn coding and robotics as a compulsory part of their education from next year.” ” “ Robot Takeover of Higher Ed Hits a Snag,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via WCTI12.com : “Boy, 8, drives to McDonald’s after learning how online.” ” “ MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Techcrunch : “ Robot tutor Musio makes its retail debut in Japan.” Education Politics. Via The Military Times : “There’s a plan in Congress to start charging troops for their GI Bill benefits.”

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Education Revolution Google+ Community Robots grading essays. Following recent conversations about the assessment capacity of MOOCs, this is a great topic! The Learning Revolution Weekly Update February 25th Never let formal education get in the way of your learning. Mark Twain Welcome to the Learning Revolution. The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn.

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” More on the Afghan robotics team in the contest section below. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “The University of California, Los Angeles , is planning a major expansion in the online certificate and graduate degree markets that it hopes will reach as many as 15,000 students by early next decade,” Inside Higher Ed reports. for Robotics Contest.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” If you can’t create revenue, raise venture capital. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The MOOC provider has now raised $210 million total. Education Politics. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos appeared in front of a Senate subcommittee this week to talk about Trump’s budget proposal.

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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.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “How Robots Will Save Liberal Education.” Via Campus Technology : “ MIT , Segway Robotics Hackathon Focuses on Eldercare.” Education Politics.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “The Future of MOOCs Might Not Be Free ,” suggests Education Week’s Market Brief with an observation that many of us made back in 2012. ” Also via The New York Times : “A Mission to Bring STEM Skills, and Robots, to Children in West Africa.” Education Politics. “ New Education Law: Bipartisan No More.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “ Coursera now offers free trials for most Specializations.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” “ Robots Are Changing The World,” says edX , which hopes to sell you on some classes on robots. Remember MOOCs? Education Politics. Trump says the Secretary of Education is “highly respected.”

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via the Hechinger Report : “Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code?” Education Politics. “ Education Department Proposes New Regulations to Protect Students and Taxpayers from Predatory Institutions.”