6 Things you may not know about MOOCs

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Despite sounding like a Dr Seuss character, MOOCs are actually seriously learning tech. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course, and is typically offered as a “taster” introductory course by major universities via online platforms. 6 Things you may not know about MOOCs.

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

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Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Social studies teachers will adore these!

Twitter and the death of distance

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Social media sites such as Twitter span huge distances to connect people around the world. There are many stories of people developing and sustaining friendship, or even romance and eventual marriage, after ''meeting'' on a social media site.

Parabolic learning

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Reflection and Amplification Now that I have some time, I can sit down and reflect on an extraordinary two hour session with my BA Education Studies students this morning. Their task would be to create a new wiki page, and begin to populate it with resources related to MOOCs.

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Focus on the “Learner”

The Principal of Change

Michael Fullan, researcher and former dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, made the statement, “Learning is the driver; technology is the accelerator.”. September 15, 2016 The Arrows Go Back and Forth #IMMOOC September 8, 2016 The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon!

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Self organised learning spaces

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I only provide them with the conditions in which they can learn." - Albert Einstein The social web is replete with self-organising spaces. wikipedia Technology education social media communities of learning self organised learning flipped classroom "I never teach my students.

“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

“We started with 23 students studying the trends in Thomas Friedman ‘s book, The World is Flat , and now have thousands of students across six projects – from kindergarten to college – collaborating every semester,” says Davis.

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. connection content education learning MOOCs schools Special Educational Needs Technology

The future of classrooms

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Those who study the future of education often suggest that the demise of traditional classrooms is not only inevitable, but imminent. Cuban is very sceptical of online courses, and presumably his sceptiscism also embraces MOOCs.

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

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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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Acronymity

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MOOC 2.0. MOOC 3.0. MOOC 4.0. I’ve achieved serious word count detailing the history of the MOOC acronym : we call connectivist-inspired courses and AI-inspired courses MOOCs because the acronym was introduced via popular media as a signatory for online course contents grouped in units and hosted by a well-known educational outlet. A SPOC is a Small Private Online Course ( could be better than MOOCs !). MMORPG. urMOOC. cMOOC. xMOOC.

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Acronymity

Improving Education Environments

MOOC 2.0. MOOC 3.0. MOOC 4.0. I’ve achieved serious word count detailing the history of the MOOC acronym : we call connectivist-inspired courses and AI-inspired courses MOOCs because the acronym was introduced via popular media as a signatory for online course contents grouped in units and hosted by a well-known educational outlet. A SPOC is a Small Private Online Course ( could be better than MOOCs !). MMORPG. urMOOC. cMOOC. xMOOC.

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9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens was expanded and I became aware additional organizations, as well as their supporting tools and resources.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. My students are all about social media. High School social studies teacher.

Educators Make, Play, and Connect This Summer

Educator Innovator

Studies have shown that the gap between what high- and low-income families spend on education enrichment has tripled in the last 40 years. 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. We know. You want to relax this summer.

How an Experimental Online Course Helped One Anthropology Department Keep a Professor and a Half

Edsurge

Plus, it sounded a lot like a MOOC (short for “massive open online courses”)—free courses designed for thousands of students that were all the rage a few years ago, but which today are seen as having fallen far short of the hype.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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The only other media attending the event would be a national crew from ABC.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Stop Asking About Completion Rates: Better Questions to Ask About MOOCs in 2019,” says Edsurge. Sandbox has acquired Constructive Media. ” Via Chalkbeat : “ Students show up to school more often when they see ‘ familiar faces ,’ new study finds.”

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

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I was studying at college and a man in a white coat wheeled a television and video player into the room. 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.

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International ed tech and pedagogical projects: notes from INTED 2017

Bryan Alexander

Social media: various projects making use of it, including having students write to Twitter in a new language, or inviting Chinese students in another country to use WeChat to improve their morale. MOOCs: simply present in the ed tech space, without the hype crash America experienced.

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This study says fix unstable housing, not schools.” ” Via The Sun Sentinel : “Student made social media threat to kill FAU professor, cops say.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill analyzes a recent interview with Coursera ’s CEO and argues the MOOC provider is “betting on OPM market and shift to low-cost masters degrees.”

Crowdsourcing Curating Networks: It Has to Be Meta

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( This post is co-authored with Mia Zamora, School of English Studies, Kean University ). Instead, we are looking at the following (not mutually-exclusive) categories: Social networks – as in tools like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and God knows what else lies in the future.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ MOOCs May Still Be Reshaping Higher Education, Just Not In the Way That Was Initially Predicted.” There’s more MOOC news in the contests and competition section below. This , on the Chinese “social credit” system and the potential for a “digital dictatorship” is pretty chilling.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ Monetizing A MOOC Platform.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Coursera ’s CEO on the Evolving Meaning of ‘MOOC’ ” There’s more ECOT news – there’s always more ECOT news – in the “state and local politics” section above. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” Some of these experimental sites included MOOCs and coding bootcamps. ” 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.” Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill follows up on the Edsurge article with his own analysis : “ MOOCs Now Focused on Paid Certificates and OPM Market.”

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” Via Politico : “ Several Trump appointees shared unflattering views of minorities, women on social media.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via George Veletsianos : “A large-scale study of Twitter Use in MOOCs.” ” Research finds there’s a " global achievement gap in MOOCs. Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.”

Not Your Grandfather's Corporate Training: 5 Trends Changing Workforce Learning

Edsurge

Case studies and visual simulations are becoming more common ways of providing this type of experiential learning. Although there has been an increase in the use of video technology within corporate learning, from 5 percent to 15 percent over the space of a year, there are still a significant proportion of organizations that struggle with outdated platforms and static learning approaches, according to Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends study carried out this year.

Inspire to learn

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The conference is themed around excellence in teaching of the social sciences, which reflects my own professional and academic background. I still disseminate my own research widely, but now I do so through social media, blogs and open access journals.

Hack Education Weekly News

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One of the big stories this week: the US Department of Education ’s announcement about which “non-traditional providers” ( MOOCs , coding bootcamps ) will be eligible for financial aid as part of its EQUIP experiment. It's rolling out a social media push today using the hashtag #DontSettle4Cs to promote the program, called March2Success. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Social-emotional learning and VR.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” @14prinsp @KateMfD @audreywatters @gsiemens VC-mediated "consent" for academic studies "Incorrect Response!" “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

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Via Motherboard : “ New York City Passes Bill to Study Biases in Algorithms Used by the City.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A call to rebrand MOOCs , from Edsurge. The New Media Consortium announced in an email to its members that it would be immediately shutting down. (National) Education Politics. The GOP passed their tax plan.

Khan Academy Has Inspired Imitations Across Disciplines. MEDKSL is the Latest.

Edsurge

I could see that my students were distracted by social media during the lecture. Students find us when they’re studying for their economics courses,” says Hardgrave. There are a growing number of students who use Google and YouTube to study instead of buying textbooks. For independent learners, platforms like MEDSKL and MRU present free course opportunities similar to those of MOOCs, but with a few distinctions.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs are back in the headlines again. Via Edsurge : “The Second Wave of MOOC Hype Is Here, and It’s Online Degrees.” ” Via NPR : “How Schools Across The Country Are Working To Detect Threats Made On Social Media.” Via Common Sense Media : “2018 State of EdTech Privacy Report.”

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the job training section below. Meanwhile on Campus… Sara Goldrick-Rab on food insecurity on college campuses : “It’s Hard to Study if You’re Hungry.” “PISA for personality testing – the OECD and the psychometric science of social-emotional skills ” by Ben Williamson.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The State Department is proposing to ask additional questions of visa applicants regarding their social media usage.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “The MOOC is not dead, but maybe it should be,” says Rolin Moe. “Why is the media – including the liberal media – supporting these teachers’ strikes ?” 9 things to know from the state’s first study.”

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Can you believe no one has ever thought about adding “ social ” to online education until now?! MOOC hype deja vu.). of Mississippi Students Stage Sit-In Over Racist Social-Media Post.” “School officials have dropped most of the Tennessee middle school social studies standards involving Islam as part of newly proposed standards,” the AP reports.

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From the Department of Education press release : “ Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entertainment , Media , Cyberbullying and Social Media on Violence and Student Safety.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). To borrow from Jello Biaffra, “MOOCs aren’t dead, they just deserve to die.” ” There’s more MOOC-related news in the nanodegree section below.

In 'PreparedU,' A College President Argues for Mixing Liberal Arts And Workplace Readiness

Edsurge

They have to know social media. For example, here at Bentley if you're a marketing major or majoring in creative industries and potentially going into something in the marketing or social media space, you can be proficient and certified in HubSpot technology. And it's not because they picked business to study or history to study or English.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Vive la MOOC révolution. ” “Orphan MOOCs and the Digital Dark Ages” by Jeffrey Pomerantz in Hybrid Pedagogy. Meanwhile on Campus… The New York Times on “How the Parkland Students Got So Good at Social Media ” – a really important corrective, I’d argue, to that “digital native” silliness.

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I’ve never seen an education story receive quite as much attention from non-educators on social media. Via the Arizona Capitol Times : “ Arizona bill to ban school ‘ social justice ’ courses dies quickly.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ MOOC enrollment drops at HarvardX and MITx after free certifications disappear ,” says Techcrunch.