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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MOOC Pioneer Coursera Tries a New Push: Selling Courseware to Colleges

Edsurge

That means that colleges could use the Coursera software as an alternative to their learning-management system. While some colleges might try it as a “secondary LMS” for a few courses, “I do not see this as a credible threat to become the primary LMS of a campus” because it does not fully tie into other campus systems, like student registration databases. Besides, he adds, selling courseware is more lucrative than just software. “It’s

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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. Dr. Neelam Parmar; Teacher & Director of E-learning for Primary & Secondary Schools : While there are great gains with flipped learning classrooms, there is also some criticism for this new pedagogical strategy.

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. Additional resources such as ViewSonic’s myViewBoard software , can be used to combine content into a single presentation, which can then be shared with children online. 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. Another big growth equity funding round came from Great Hills Partners, which put $110 million in Connexeo , a provider of school administration and payment software. For many U.S.

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. We’ve seen the most interest in SaaS (software-as-a-service) models where the product is complementary to an existing platform.”. Is education technology investing back on track? Are investors still eager to put their money in education startups?

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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. Discussion went in some interesting angles, such as secondary education. One person thought shifting tertiary school content down to secondary could help reduce adjunctification, by (I think) reducing teaching hours in colleges.

#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. The idea was for Udacity MOOCs to provide low-cost, entry-level courses that would kickstart student achievement and success. Here is an odd thing about Washington.

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Week of August 22nd, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] EPCOP MOOC WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 22 Aug 09:00PM New York / Tue 23 Aug 01:00AM GMT / Tue 23 Aug 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. EpCoP MOOC webinar [link] TECH TALK TUESDAYS: DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP/SOCIAL NETWORKING WITH STUDENTS ( Australia Series ) Tue 22 Aug 02:00AM New York / Tue 23 Aug 06:00AM GMT / Tue 23 Aug 04:00PM Sydney Anne Mirtschin. In general, references management software is expensive.

#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. The idea was for Udacity MOOCs to provide low-cost, entry-level courses that would kickstart student achievement and success. 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.”) If you look for a definition of “platform” online, you’re likely to get something along the lines of Wikipedia’s – fairly straightforward, although quite technical: A computing platform is the environment in which a piece of software is executed.

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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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? If you want a job as a software developer in the technology industry, you’ll need a college degree.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “ Safety, Risk, and Informed Decisions ” – Common Sense Media’s Bill Fitzgerald writes about how to evaluate the privacy of ed-tech software (and how to evaluate Common Sense Media’s privacy evaluations ). ” Via Science Alert : “A bug in fMRI software could invalidate 15 years of brain research.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.” “A Kayak for Credentials” – Inside Higher Ed on Credential Engine ’s plans for a big database on post-secondary credentials. Once upon a time, Coursera updates went in the MOOC section.

'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.

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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Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

“Hardly Anyone Wants to Take a Liberal Arts MOOC,” Edsurge informed its readers in February. ” MOOC startups like Udacity and Coursera have also rebranded to target this particular post-secondary technical training market. We’ve seen this before in the MOOC world. We also see it in many instances of adaptive-learning software. See: the LMS, the MOOC. This is part six of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Or the company will have to start charging for the software. In 2018, Mozilla said it would retire Backpack, its platform for sharing and displaying badges, and would help users move their badges to Badgr, software developed by the tech company Concentric Sky.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The details: “The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruling came after a secondary school student in Germany downloaded a photograph of Cordoba from a travel website to illustrate a presentation which was then published on the school website.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Procare Software has raised an undisclosed amount of money from Warburg Pincus.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

I’ll look more closely at discrimination by design – in software and in algorithms – in the final article in this series.) As a set of policies, accountability was instantiated in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2002, and reinforced by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. Details about the investments in test monitoring software can be found at funding.hackeducation.com.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.” ” I’m more interested in hearing about segregation and state laws in Mississippi than the adaptive learning software a school is using. Education Politics.