Could Remixing Old MOOCs Give New Life to Free Online Education?

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It’s common these days to hear that free online mega-courses, called MOOCs, failed to deliver on their promise of educating the masses. Now, one of the first professors to try out MOOCs says he has a way to reuse bits and pieces of the courses created during that craze in a way that might deliver on the initial promise. The idea comes from Robert Lue, a biology professor at Harvard University who was the founding faculty director of HarvardX, the college’s effort to build 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!

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An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

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A Beginner’s Guide to Writing in English for University Study. Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist Approach to STEM Learning. IOC Athlete MOOC via Independent. College Readiness Math MOOC. iTDI Summer School MOOC For English Teachers.

8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

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In fact, a study on Forbes found that global education technology (EdTech) is one of the fastest-growing segments today, and is expected to be worth $252 billion by the end of this year. MOOCs. As always, education is changing.

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Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption

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Internship and work-study programs have a long history and are common at many institutions. Another is the rise of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) or online instructional platforms like edX, Coursera, or Udacity. Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama.

Has video killed the red grading pen?

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Emotion, for example, is largely conveyed through nonverbal cues, as psychologist Albert Mehrabian (now an emeritus professor at the University of California, Los Angeles) revealed in studies in the 1960s. Columnists K-12 News The Science of Learning STEM teachers Technology access

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Production Value in Online Higher Education

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Soon after, MOOCs (a la Coursera and Udacity) arrived and took the potential impact of freely distributed instructional content on reputation to a whole new level, quickly establishing these online courses as a very public platform for inter-institutional competition. Son of MOOC.

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It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

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The primary trends identified by the team were: adaptive learning, open education resources (OER), gamification and game-based learning, MOOCs, LMS and interoperability, mobile devices, and design. Dellinger, dLRN , recently sat down with Joosten to ask her about the results of the study.

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What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

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Pupils can continue their studies away from the classroom using the environment too. 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.

A Case For Flipping Learning—Without Videos

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The MOOC is an extension of the on-campus course—it was really just making our on-campus experience public and open for anyone to follow,” says Barba. STEM has always been lecture heavy,” she says, “and that's the big difference.” A group of biology researchers from the University of Washington have tested Barba’s theory that active learning improves outcomes for STEM students in particular.

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14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

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MOOCs are great ideas, but assessment and feedback loops and certification are among the many issues holding them back. Comparing an unsupported MOOC from 2008 to an in-person college experience isn’t apples to apples. 14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education. by Terry Heick.

Makerspace Educators Need Professional Development, Too

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I decided to base my doctoral thesis on them: “ Tinkering in K–12: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Study of Makerspaces in Schools as an Application of Constructivist Learning.”. Offer a book study on Invent to Learn (the authors have created a study guide).

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Watch That Hand: Why Videos May Not Be the Best Medium for Knowledge Retention

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From Khan Academy to massive open online courses (better known as MOOCs), digital instructional content is often delivered as videos. In their study, 104 Australian male and female students in both STEM and non-STEM fields had to remember the type, color and position of 12 abstract symbols placed on rectangular frame on a laptop monitor. But showing hands that are not moving or gesticulating, and are detached from a body, is not as positive, found the study’s authors.

“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

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“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.

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

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If they are right, it would mean short-circuiting the famous “10,000-hour rule” based on studies by education researcher Anders Ericsson and popularized by bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell in his book “Outliers.” That was the finding of a study by CMU anthropologist Lauren Herckis.

Lessons from Boise: What colleges can teach us about fostering innovation

Perry Hewitt

A critical part of this learning stems from transparency : organizations used to sweeping failed projects under the rug are now sharing them via processes like blameless post-mortems to capture lessons and encourage experimentation. A wheel design to eliminate road ruts for American farmers.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

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Paloma Garcia-Lopez - Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative - "Maker Movement: Making More Makers" Jeanne Century - Director of Research and Evaluation and Science Education, Outlier Research and Evaluation, CEMSE, University of Chicago - "Is it STEM or Just Good Practice?"

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Building Skills, Inspiring Students through Hands-on Technology – Troy Smith, New Zealand

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With the focus put on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) today, teaching these subjects can be a bit overwhelming. The power of the Internet, and social collaboration tools like Skype and MOOC’s, allow students access to any knowledge they desire.

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Featured Conference Recordings Eric Sheninger from the 2013 School Leadership Summit - on "Leadership 2.0" [link] Dr. Sandra Hirsh from the Library 2.013 Conference - on "The Global Transformation of Libraries, LIS Education, and LIS Professionals" [link] Al Byers from the 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference - on "Developing Large Scale Effective STEM Teacher Learning Communities" [link] Conversations Classroom 2.0 MOOCs for Deeper Learning.

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Susan Hildreth will reflect on how the DIY and maker movements—particularly as they relate to STEM education (with badges to certify skill development)—place libraries as central learning hubs for their communities.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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For their part, critics of laptop bans claimed the studies the op-eds frequently cite were flawed, reductive, and out-of-date. In 2013, Intel acquired Kno for $15 million — for “ pennies on the dollar ,” said one analyst — and rebranded the software as the Intel Education Study App.

(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News

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This is the last Hack Education Weekly News of the year because next week I am publishing a very abbreviated review of 2018, and I won’t need to study in detail what happens each week anymore. ” Not so sure how folks plan to do their beloved STEM without the S or the E in this future, but hey. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s like the MOOC crap all over again.

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

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There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! student 7:30am The university library website as a virtual study environment - Máté Tóth 8:00am Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success - Kara Malenfant, Sr.

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The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

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Visible Thinking in Library Instruction - Erika Behling, Library Faculty Reality & Virtuality: Research expectations, responsibilities, and technologies in the dissemination phase of a 4-year study. This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Forward this post to friends and colleagues.)

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us. There’s some (sorta) MOOC-related news in the venture funding section below. Because MOOCs on an airplane proved to be such an effective mode of instruction. Via Techcrunch : “ Pearson is adding LittleBits kits to its STEM curriculum.” MOOCs weren’t really MOOCs either.

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” From the Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Accepts President Trump’s Q2 Salary as a Donation for STEM-Focused Camp.” Bloomberg reports that “ Trump Administration Tapping Tech CEOs for STEM Policy Approach.” ” Those involved: investor Laurene Powell Jobs , Apple’s Tim Cook , and representatives from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – so all the country’s best experts on STEM education clearly.

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“ Ivanka Trump , Apple’s Tim Cook Push STEM, Computer Science Education,” says Education Week. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Stop Asking About Completion Rates: Better Questions to Ask About MOOCs in 2019,” says Edsurge. ” Via Chalkbeat : “ Students show up to school more often when they see ‘ familiar faces ,’ new study finds.”

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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I first read an article by Seymour Papert in a Women’s Studies class in the mid 1990s – “ Epistemological Pluralism ,” which he co-wrote with Sherry Turkle. Nevertheless, computer science education, along with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) continued to be promoted this year, often framed as something students should pursue instead of “ liberal arts.” We’ve seen this before in the MOOC world. See: the LMS, the MOOC.

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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 Education Week : “Is STEM Oversold as a Path to Better Jobs? Which STEM jobs are in demand and pay well? Via Chalkbeat : “From an ‘F’ to an ‘A’, Tennessee now sets high expectations for students, says Harvard study.”

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Crisis-level student loan default rates among black borrowers and those who attended for-profits cannot be explained fully by students’ backgrounds, study finds, including measures of income, employment and parental wealth.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). To borrow from Jello Biaffra, “MOOCs aren’t dead, they just deserve to die.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In other words, MOOCs are now gym memberships. Initially, the course will be available to anyone as a MOOC with an optional $99 identity-verified certificate. There’s a story on “ micromaster’s ” in the Betteridge’s Law of Headlines section below, as well as one in the MOOC section above. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ STEM Jobs and the ‘Ideal Worker’ Woman.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders.” " It’s lovely to see the big innovation from the MOOC startups in 2017 involves the learning management system. In other STEM news, Pornhub awards a “women in tech” scholarship. Via Inside Higher Ed : “Study Examines Loan Aversion by Population.” Education Politics.

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Walden University researcher, Rose Arnell, is looking for survey participants : I am a doctoral student at Walden University and am conducting a study called, Teacher Beliefs on Self-Learning, Collaboration, and Participation in Virtual Communities of Practice.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “A Product at Every Price: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2017.” ” There’s more MOOC news in the certification section below. I’m also putting some MOOC news in the job training section. Via Edsurge : “ Smithsonian Forms ‘Strategic Alliance’ With Carnegie Learning to Build New STEM Products.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” These headlines just kill me. ” More MOOC data in the “research” section below. Via CNBC : “This start-up raised millions to sell ‘brain hacking’ pills , but its own study found coffee works better.” Via Campus Technology : “Study Uncovers How Ed Tech Decision-Making Works.” (National) Education Politics.