Remote Work May Transform Higher Education. But Will Printers and Alexa Undermine Its Privacy?

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A new survey from the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) finds that in 2020, agencies in 43 states currently or plan to link their postsecondary data to K-12 data, up from 15 states in 2010. Postsecondary and Secondary Credentials ” report.

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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. You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations.

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There Are 700K+ Credentials — and Counting. Which Ones Are ‘Quality’?

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Both reports note that most jobs available today require some education or training beyond a high school diploma, and that on average, workers who have post-secondary credentials earn more than those who don’t. Credential Engine is surveying the landscape first, trying to develop a comprehensive dataset before coming to any particular conclusions. “We

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

Wired Campus

Blumenstyk as a reporter surveying the landscape, Mr. Jones as a professor and administrator at a college, and Mr. Freedman as an investor looking for the next big thing in education technology. Freedman: I love where you started with the criticism of the MOOCs. I mean, MOOCs aren’t learning platforms, they’re distribution platforms. Distance Education IT MOOCs Teaching

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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. In January, they plan to launch a massive online open course (aka a MOOC) called Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens. Northport, N.Y.,

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.). 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.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Data and “Research” Via the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel : “Over the past three decades, state and local expenditures on prisons and jails have increased more than three times as fast as spending on elementary and secondary education, according to a new brief released Thursday by the U.S. Via Education Week : “Teachers in High-Poverty Schools Less Confident in Ed-Tech Skills, Survey Finds.”

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Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” MOOCs are out. ” Via The 74 : “ Middle Schoolers Without Broadband Access Feel Set Up for Failure, New Survey Finds.” ” The survey comes from the Verizon Foundation , so that’s just rich. (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

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. ” University of Zurich professor Paul-Olivier Dehaye continued his case against Coursera, questioning the authority that the MOOC startup had to transfer European student data. This is part eight of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

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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.” For what it’s worth, according to the latest data from the NCES , the number of post-secondary institutions in the US has increased since 2011. Education Politics.

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Trump’s education platform promises to “make post-secondary options more affordable and accessible through technology enriched delivery models.” ” “Make MOOCs great again.” Via Tony Bates : “A survey of distance education in Brazil.” Via Times Higher Education : “Students on courses that combine online delivery with face-to-face interaction are the least satisfied in Times Higher Education’s US student survey.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

With all the charges of fraud and deceptive marketing levied against post-secondary institutions this decade — from ITT to coding bootcamps, from Trump University to the Draper University of Heroes — we might ask if, indeed, this is the way it works now.