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!

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

(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.

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

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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.

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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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“ 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.”

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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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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 (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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” 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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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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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ XuetangX : A Look at China’s First and Biggest MOOC Platform.” Study says too early to tell.” Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Presidential debate this week.

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” Via CNET : “ Trump signs laws to promote women in STEM.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Inside Higher Ed on online education at Simmons College. More on MOOC and online education research in the research section below. Via The Atlantic : “The STEM Superhero of Sesame Street.” More on the study from The Chronicle of Higher Education. Education Politics.

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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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” 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” 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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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.

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Department of Education Announces STEM , Computer Science Education Grant Opportunities.” ’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Reminder: a lot of MOOC news is now job training news, so you’ll find some updates in that section below.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. Here’s the headline from Inside Higher Ed : “For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT ?” ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. ” Via Edsurge : “Education Technology Tools for Adult Learners Get Mixed Results From SRI Study.” (National) Education Politics.

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Department of Education Fulfills Administration Promise to Invest $200 Million in STEM Education.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” asks Edsurge , writing up the results of a Brightbytes study of data from schools using the Brightbytes’ analytics platform. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ TU Delft Students Can Earn Credit For MOOCs From Other Universities.” Teachers can bring STEM lessons to life through this immersive learning and take students on biodiversity journeys through Africa, Asia, the Amazon, and more.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “ Coursera now offers free trials for most Specializations.” ” Get them started on for-profit STEM education early, amirite. “It’s Important for Us to Be Critical of STEM Education Efforts,” says The Pacific Standard. Remember MOOCs? ” Daniel Willingham points to “New studies show the cost of student laptop use in lecture classes.”

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Education Technology's Inequalities

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Charter schools, according to a study based on this OCR data, have an even higher rate of suspending Black students and students with disabilities. ” The idea that preferred admission equals payment stems from the American ideology that opportunity, especially educational opportunity, is a “fair” form of recompense. ” The material involved MOOCs that it had produced with edX as well as videos posted to iTunes and YouTube. MOOCs.

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He believes the future of education means all STEM, no arts and no humanities. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix – and LinkedIn.” ” There’s more MOOC-related research in the research section below.