Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment?


Large-scale courses known as MOOCs were invented to get free or low-cost education to people who could not afford or get access to traditional options. Duke University was one of the first institutions to draw on MOOCs in response to the novel coronavirus. Coursera decided to expand free access to a wider audience, for a limited time, so that they can make use of MOOC content in their teaching. Other MOOC providers are making similar offers.

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8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Wally Clipper, has a great run-down on 8 trends you’ll want to watch in 2020: 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020. From digital certificates to learning analytics, here are eight EdTech trends to look forward to in the coming months.

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Join #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC

Educator Innovator

This online opportunity is open to anyone interested in learning how to use Twitter and other media sharing applications to promote social and civic discourse with students and will take place this summer from July 7 – August 17. using social media tools. The discussions will be accompanied by weekly missions that challenge participants to learn new tools and skills, discover and share new knowledge, and creatively express themselves using new media tools.


The future of education in 2016, from the sharing economy to BYOD: my Future Trends Forum recording and materials

Bryan Alexander

Last week I led a new Future Trends Forum with a twist. Here’s an outline of topics that came up, partly from my FTTE observations, partly from participants: Education and its contexts : I mentioned recent trends about state funding to public higher ed (increasing!),


Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Here I’d like to identify trends from 2015 which seem likely to persist or grow over the next year. I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Educational technology trends. MOOCs?

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


Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

On March 30 we had Jim Groom as our Future Trends Forum guest. He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. He criticized the allure of universal solutions and totalizing narratives (the LMS, the MOOC).

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

On March 30 we had Jim Groom as our Future Trends Forum guest. He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. He criticized the allure of universal solutions and totalizing narratives (the LMS, the MOOC).

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


Here are some of the trends that you'll start to notice in corporate learning in the near future. 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.

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. To be clear then when when I write my “trends” series, it’s not meant to be predictive. They’re not “trends,” really.

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

Things feel quite uncertain moving forward, despite all the certainty one can supposedly muster from looking back – from looking at the near-term or long-term history and trends. This year’s “Top Ed-Tech Trends” are mostly the same as previous years’, despite marketing efforts to hype certain (largely consumer) products – 3D printing, virtual reality, Pokemon Go, and so on. ” They’re not all “trends,” really. MOOCs.

“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.

10Q: Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Learning with 'e's

Just look at her profile: She is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker, is the host of American TESOL’s Free Friday Webinars and the Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. What does social media mean to you? I think this trend will continue.

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

The last two decades alone have seen a rapid rise in popularity of the World Wide Web, smartphones, social media, social networks, augmented reality, wearable technologies and user generated content sites.

The future of classrooms

Learning with 'e's

This is due to the rapid proliferation of mobile technology, the disintermediation of traditional teacher and student roles, new trends such as MOOCs and the upsurge of user generated content on social media sites - all of which take learning away from previously familiar territory.

Any colour you like: Learner autonomy and choice

Learning with 'e's

If the current trends continue, we can expect to see personalised learning finally realised, and any time, any place learning becoming a reality for millions. autonomy e-reader education flipped classroom Games console intrinsic learning MOOC motivation smart mobile student choice Technology

For Students, the Convenience of Smartphones ‘Comes at a Steep Price’


Ted Dintersmith : There was a massive gush of enthusiasm for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), with some conviction it would revolutionize higher education. To a large extent, though, the MOOC movement has proven to be a disappointment. Education Technology Technology Trends

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

Bryan Alexander

A quick round of introductions revealed some interesting trends: a growing number of liberal arts institutions are launched or growing online learning programs; many sought to find the distinct ways liberal arts institutions, and campuses pursuing liberal education, can use technology.

14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

Video Streaming/ Flipped Classroom/eLearning Trends. From Zoom to Skype to Webinars and even live streaming on social media itself, video is perhaps the most visible and common form of technological innovation in K-12 and higher ed. 14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Increasingly formal use of social media by education institutions. The increasing potential to “start a business” that is entirely social and digital (which impacts the idea of a “job,” for example). Rapid change in the demands for media forms (e.g.,

As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift


That’s how much Georgia Tech’s online master’s of computer science degree cost when it launched through MOOC-provider Udacity in 2014. Matt Hillman, co-president of Wiley Education Services and Learning House, has observed this trend more broadly. A cool $6,630.

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The Year in Podcasts: Top EdSurge On Air Episodes of 2018


And we also mulled over thorny emerging issues, such as the role social media plays in designing our lives, and concerns about the corporatization of education. MOOCs are No Longer Massive. Once upon a time, free online courses known as MOOCs made national headlines. So we talked with Dhawal Shah, founder and CEO of Class Central, who has been tracking MOOCs closely ever since he was a student in one of those first Stanford open courses, about how MOOCs have evolved.

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


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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April 30th - Library 2.015 Spring Summit Focuses on Innovation, Technology, and Preparation for the Future

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

With technology changing so rapidly, how can libraries, organizations, and individuals stay abreast of the economic, social, and ethical ramifications of innovations and prepare successfully for the future?


School Work and Surveillance

Hack Education

" I want to talk to you a bit today about what I think is going to be one of most important trends in education technology in the coming months and years. I can say this with some certainty because it's been one of the most important trends in education technology for a very long time.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

Hack Education

For the past decade, I've churned out a multi-part series on the dominant trends and narratives. That's what a decade of ed-tech social media and PR have wrought: hashtag gurus and fake news. Joi Ito , Nicholas Negroponte , the MIT Media Lab — who will remember their connections to convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein ? It’s not that these things are necessarily trends; it’s that certain folks very much hope they will be.

Next Week - The Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - All Keynotes and Sessions Posted!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2019 and #libraryemergingtech on their social media posts leading up to and during the event. In Fall 2014 she led a MOOC, The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends, that attracted over 1700 global participants.

Join Us This Thursday for "The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning" (Must Register)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join us this Thursday, April 30th, 2015 for the online Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning , a three-hour conversation about technology issues and trends in the future of library and information services with an amazing set of guest panelists and presenters.

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


I could see that my students were distracted by social media during the lecture. Growing Trend It’s not exactly a movement yet, but MEDSKL is part of a small trend of discipline-focused video libraries. For independent learners, platforms like MEDSKL and MRU present free course opportunities similar to those of MOOCs, but with a few distinctions. There’s an interesting untapped social opportunity there that we hope to explore,” Hardgrave adds. “It

#DLNchat: How Could Artificial Intelligence Shape the Future of Higher Education?


Or, as Aneesa Davenport, Social Media & Analytics Manager for EdSurge, suggested, perhaps give them a periodic “check-up?” Kent Darr put it this way: “AI can quickly interpret qualitative data to show us large trends in classes, colleges, or entire student bodies. RSVP for our next #DLNchat: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning? Do anthropomorphized forms of artificial intelligence serve students better than hidden bots?

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Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with 'e's

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. Photo by Vladimer Shioshvili on Flickr Educators have been using video for decades.

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Inspire to learn

Learning with 'e's

The conference is themed around excellence in teaching of the social sciences, which reflects my own professional and academic background. What should we make it all, and do we consider these new trends threats or opportunities?

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning


He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. Even the latest edtech trends are still preparing students for a concept of work and life that’s quickly becoming outdated, he says. Blogs, wikis and social media, on the other hand, are distributed across networks.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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.”


The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told. At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology. I’ve called this “the Top Ed-Tech Trends,” but this has never been an SEO-optimized list of products that the ed-tech industry wants schools or parents or companies to buy (or that it claims schools and parents and companies are buying).