How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching

Edsurge

After all, so-called MOOCs, or massive open online courses, were meant to open education to as many learners as possible, and in many ways they are more like books (digital ones, packed with videos and interactive quizzes) than courses. The colleges and companies offering MOOCs can be pretty guarded these days about releasing specific numbers on how many people enroll or pay for a “verified certificate” or microcredential showing they took the course.

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A conference about what is sacred in education: 5Sigma Edu Con

iLearn Technology

Hundreds of conferences, workshops, MOOCS, edcamps, professional journals, blogs, the list seriously goes on and on. There are a lot of options for professional development. If you’re like me, your inbox and mailbox have a pretty consistent stream of offerings.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries.

Trump's Edtech Agenda Should Address Effectiveness, Equity, and Equilibrium in Higher Ed

Edsurge

radio and televisions in the early 20th century and online learning and MOOCs via the Internet in the early 21st century.) make post-secondary options more affordable and accessible through technology enriched delivery models.” Education Technology Government Policy Data and Research University MOOCsEditor’s Note: ‘Tis the season of giving, eating and reflecting, a time to look back on 2016 and to make bold predictions about what next year may hold.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

The Alliance focuses on America’s six million most at-risk secondary school students—those in the lowest achievement quartile—who are most likely to leave school without a diploma or to graduate unprepared for a productive future.

Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

One of the most cost-effective means to create a more personalized and individualized learning experience for students is through the use of OpenCourseWare (OCW) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC's).

5 Ed-Tech Ideas Face The Chronicle’s Version of ‘Shark Tank’

Wired Campus

Freedman: I love where you started with the criticism of the MOOCs. I mean, MOOCs aren’t learning platforms, they’re distribution platforms. So on the flip side of this market, textbook publishers and learning companies lose massive portions of what should be their core revenue stream to this secondary market. Distance Education IT MOOCs Teaching

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If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

Imagine that – somehow – you’ve never used the internet before. A good friend and long-time internet user finds this out and begins trying to describe to you how awesome the internet is.

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A Flipped Classroom Approach: Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Dr. Neelam Parmar; Teacher & Director of E-learning for Primary & Secondary Schools. Fortunately, there is a vast amount of content already available, such as YouTube videos, MOOCs, multiple choice questions and web-based resources.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

In order to reduce the amount of new content a teacher needs to make, YouTube videos, MOOC s, multiple choice questions and web-based resources can be combined. Dr. Neelam Parmar; Director of E-learning for Primary & Secondary Schools.

US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018

Edsurge

Source: EdSurge Higher Education & Post-Secondary Post-secondary tools altogether saw a notable bump in funding. Once upon a time, she notes, “MOOCs were supposed to displace higher education. Now many MOOCs are embedded within these institutions. For many U.S. cities and states, 2018 marked the wettest year on record.

Rice U. offering free AP Physics online prep course

eSchool News

MOOC uses new AP Physics curriculum, could aid both students and teachers. “The effective application of technology has enormous significance for the future of higher education, and it is important for Rice to push the boundaries of what is possible with a MOOC,” Levander said.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” IPEDS is the government’s database tracking post-secondary education statistics, including enrollments and graduations. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs are dead , according to Udacity ’s VP. ” Never one to let a good MOOC story pass them by, Edsurge repeats the story. “MOOCs Are ”Dead.“ Also via Edsurge : “ MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners.”

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The Role of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Making Education Available to All

A Principal's Reflections

OER ranges from highly structured college courses (MOOCs) to less structured curricula from colleges and other institutes of learning (OpenCourseWare a/k/a OCW), to free online textbooks, and everything in between.

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Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

MOOCs? And the MOOC numbers look like they’re rising. Unless the worm turns globally, I’d expect planet MOOC to keep growing in 2016. Primary and secondary schools are a battleground between iPads and Chromebooks, it seems.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Edsurge reprints a letter students at the Secondary School of Journalism sent to Mark Zuckerberg : “‘Dear Mr. Zuckerberg’: Students Take Summit Learning Protests Directly to Facebook Chief.” More robot news up in the MOOC section above. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

Hack Education

” With all the charges of fraud and deceptive marketing levied against post-secondary institutions this year – from the University of Northern New Jersey too ITT, from Trump University to DevSchool – we might ask if, indeed, this is the way it works. What are promises that – legally – post-secondary institutions can or must make? Education degrees have long been viewed as an inferior degree issued by less prestigious post-secondary institutions.

Why the Lumina Foundation Is Betting Big on New Kinds of Credentials

Edsurge

that is focused specifically on post-secondary education—anything beyond high school. We estimate about 65 percent of jobs in 2025 will require some form of post-secondary education. Part of the problem with MOOCs was it was the same delivery method. If I talk to somebody just on a bus or with somebody in the street, they might not have any idea there's a MicroMasters, or there's a MOOC. A college degree isn’t the only path to meaningful work.

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

The Center has run a course for undergraduates since 2007 and has since expanded into secondary schools by hosting summer teacher-training workshops and making course materials available online through its Digital Resource Center. Northport, N.Y.,

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” More, via The Washington Post , on the protests at Brooklyn’s Secondary School for Journalism about having to use the Summit Learning Program , the LMS built for the Summit chain of charter schools by Facebook and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: “Students protest Zuckerberg-backed digital learning program and ask him: ‘What gives you this right?’”

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Networked Scholars – From K through 12 and to Higher Ed

Improving Education Environments

scholar14, the MOOC out of Royal Roads University facilitated by George Veletsianos , is a great example of the growth of this belief: a course that sees learning as a situated experience facilitated by notions of community, environment and identity.

In Evolving World of Microcredentials, Students, Colleges and Employers Want Different Things

Edsurge

That's an interesting dynamic where so much of this is at this intersection of not just higher ed or post-secondary education world, but it's also what's happening in terms of employer training. Some of it is going to come from military training, or on-the-job training, or a community college, or you can do it online through a MOOC, a formal for credit course, a master's degree credit course or something else.

Building Effective Edtech Business Models to Reach the Global Poor

Edsurge

Students like Battushig who used free online courses to achieve world-class education motivated players like Coursera and the State Department to launch initiatives like Learning Hubs and MOOC camps from Vietnam to Bolivia. primary and secondary education. For instance, admittance to free public post-secondary education often is contingent on high scores. Battushig Myanganbayar grew up in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.

Should Gen-Ed Come Later? New Book Argues For Cheaper And Faster Alternatives to College

Edsurge

Sure, but the hype around MOOCs, or massive open online courses, said that people would start finding a cheap online replacement for college and that hasn’t happened. First of all in a faster and cheaper universe, you’re going to have to have career discovery at the secondary-school level. I’m not arguing for a reduction in the aggregate or per-capita level of post-secondary education.

Thursday - Ray McNulty on the Courage to Change Education

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Given that some of these traits lie at the heart of criticisms I''m inclined to make about the non-connectivist MOOC movement and many of the VC-funded ed tech ventures, I can''t wait to discuss this with Ray!

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The GW Hatchet : “Oversight of online learning programs lacking in some schools, report finds.” “A Kayak for Credentials” – Inside Higher Ed on Credential Engine ’s plans for a big database on post-secondary credentials. More MOOC job changes: Techcrunch reports that “ Coursera ’s chief product officer just left to become a VC.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Here’s The Chronicle headline from then : “Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching.”) ”) Great reporting this week from Steve Kolowich on the UC Irvine professor’s run-in with the MOOC machine: “After the Gold Rush: MOOCs, money, and the education of Richard McKenzie.” Education Politics.

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

Bryan Alexander

post-secondary education needs closer connections to K-12, especially given demographic and economic changes (126-8). The discussion of digital changes (76-82) touches on high points (cost, commodification, MOOCs), but comes to no conclusions or recommendations.

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

Bryan Alexander

post-secondary education needs closer connections to K-12, especially given demographic and economic changes (126-8). The discussion of digital changes (76-82) touches on high points (cost, commodification, MOOCs), but comes to no conclusions or recommendations.

The Inspiration in Front of Your Eyes

The Principal of Change

Everything else is secondary. A lot of times when working with educators, I try to give relevant examples of ideas that can be implemented into learning but get very specific to either a class or grade level.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. These products – badges , microcredentials , micromasters , nanodegrees , and the like – have been packaged alongside (and by) MOOCs , coding bootcamps, and other popular ed-tech trends.

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

Bryan Alexander

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.

Fewer Deals, More Money: U.S. Edtech Funding Rebounds With $1.2 Billion in 2017

Edsurge

MOOC companies typically account for the bump in the “Post-Secondary” category, but aside from Coursera’s $64 million Series D round, few other companies focused in higher education scored a large deal. Is education technology investing back on track? Are investors still eager to put their money in education startups? The answers depend on who you ask. After a lull in 2016, venture activity for U.S.-based based edtech startups in 2017 saw a resurgence of investment capital.

3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu

Wired Campus

The event brings together a mix of participants from different parts of education — teachers, administrators, and publishers in elementary, secondary, and higher education. The document was created primarily with secondary education in mind, but among its supporters are some higher-education groups, including the Institute for Higher Education Policy. Austin, Tex.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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. Will it also expand its “Concierge” services , in which the company takes a cut of contracts it facilitates between schools and ed-tech companies, into post-secondary markets? Presidential Campaign Politics.

#hourofteach (or, Will the Last Philanthrocapitalist Turn Out the Lights?)

Improving Education Environments

ESSA is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 , which was a part of President Johnson’s War on Poverty , governmental policy to provide social welfare as part of the Great Society. Here is an odd thing about Washington.

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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.