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

Edsurge

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. While the trends might have been expected, there were surprises in the findings.

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The design and future of open education: Curtis Bonk on Future Trends Forum

Bryan Alexander

After one conversation with Cable Green , my Future Trends Forum pursued this theme further on April 27th with excellent and dramatic guest Curtis Bonk. Curt began by describing the use of MOOCs for faculty and staff development, with examples such as a University of London effort.

The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

MindShift

A panel of 59 experts from 18 countries discussed major trends in education that are driving the adoption of technology, as well as the big challenges to effective implementation. Trends affecting the adoption of technology in schools. TRENDS.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. The discussion of digital changes (76-82) touches on high points (cost, commodification, MOOCs), but comes to no conclusions or recommendations.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. The discussion of digital changes (76-82) touches on high points (cost, commodification, MOOCs), but comes to no conclusions or recommendations.

An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

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Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist Approach to STEM Learning. Emerging Trends & Technologies in the Virtual K-12 Classroom. IOC Athlete MOOC via Independent. College Readiness Math MOOC. iTDI Summer School MOOC For English Teachers.

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.

?Why an iTunes Model for Online Learning Is Bad for Educators

Edsurge

The online learning industry has driven itself into a corner that is tricky to get out of, and much of that stems from initially offering the majority of digital content for free. As MOOCs surged in popularity from 2012 to 2015, universities, nonprofits, schools and companies all jumped into the game of developing online courses, and giving them away—often at the promise of no cost—to the world. Education Technology Market Trends Edtech Business

Talking about the future of education and technology on Milwaukee public radio

Bryan Alexander

We discuss queen sacrifices , the recent Japanese move against the humanities and social sciences, demographics, enrollment trends, technology gaps between K-12 and tertiary education, MOOCs, STEM, computational thinking, gender balance in STEM, the Homeland generation, distance learning, classrooms of the future, disintegrated computing , multitasking, humanities computing. Earlier this week I was interviewed on Milwaukee public radio.

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

EdNews Daily

One example of this is the newest trend of “ digital badges.” Another is the rise of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) or online instructional platforms like edX, Coursera, or Udacity. Distant Education Education News Featured Higher Education Op-Ed STEAM STEM Technology

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.

Production Value in Online Higher Education

hem.digital

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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14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

Video Streaming/ Flipped Classroom/eLearning Trends. 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.

“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.

The World Innovation Summit On Education-#WISE13

The Web20Classroom

Folks from over 100 countries are gathered to talk about what is working in education, examine current trends and discuss how countries can work better together, to provide kids everywhere a solid education. MOOCs, STEM education, data gathering, and more.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Two Great Library Events - GlobalEdCon Deadline - UNC's Amazing World View

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Updates "Participatory, Continuous, Connected" | Top Trends from the Library 2.014 Conference.

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).

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. MOOCs are, no surprise, their own entry on this long list of awfulness.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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! Randy Gatley; Community Librarian, Northeast Area WLMA Panel: K12 School and Public Library Collaborations - Craig Seasholes, WLMA moderator 2:00pm A MOOL in a MOOC: Librarians in massive open online courses - Laureen P.

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The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

David Stern, Library Director Libraries: A Destination of Learning - Brigitta Goerres Executive Director of Curriculum 4:00pm Channeling Energies in Library Digital Storytelling - Rebecca Morris, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Studies DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER: Susan Hildreth on "Libraries as Community Learning Partners - STEM, Maker and Badging!" This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Forward this post to friends and colleagues.)

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

” Industry, not the child’s imagination as Seymour would have it, largely dictates the shape and direction of the CS trend. 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.” “Hardly Anyone Wants to Take a Liberal Arts MOOC,” Edsurge informed its readers in February.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.” ” (“Reinventing the transcript” seems to be one of the things folks are hoping to make “ trend ” this year.). Via Education Week : “Is STEM Oversold as a Path to Better Jobs? Which STEM jobs are in demand and pay well?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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. I’ve written about the growing trend of companies and organizations selling procurement consulting services.).

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ XuetangX : A Look at China’s First and Biggest MOOC Platform.” Keep that in mind when you see Course Report’s data touted, cheerleading the coding bootcamp trend.).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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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Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

Not just the loss of Seymour Papert and Prince and David Bowie and Phife Dawg and Harper Lee and Gwen Ifill and Alan Rickman and Gene Wilder and Ursula Franklin and Scott Erik Kaufman and Jerome Bruner and Elie Wiesel and Alvin Toffler and Leonard Cohen (and many more), but the grief and the pain that stems from these and so many other losses. Or MOOCs even. This is part one of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” These headlines just kill me. ” More MOOC data in the “research” section below. ” Class Central surveyed its users : “ MOOC Users Highly Educated, Have Experienced Career Benefits.” This one via The 74 : “ By 2022, America Will Need 1 Million More College Grads With STEM Training Than We Are on Track to Produce.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.” “The Implications of Gartner’s Top 10 Tech Trends of 2018 for Education – Part 2,” according to the Getting Smart blog.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Why Haven’t MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?” Via Campus Technology : “6 VR Trends to Watch in Education.” ” Via Education Week : “In Kentucky , Rural Schools Betting on Drones to Stem ‘Brain Drain’ ” (Venture) Philanthropy and the Business of Ed Reform. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” A MOOC consortium , that is, with member institutions Davidson College , Colgate University , Hamilton College , and Wellesley College. ” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ IBM’s Watson Education , an artificial intelligence platform that uses data trends to provide insights to teachers and students, is partnering with Edmodo and Scholastic in an effort meant to personalize learning.”

Education Technology's Inequalities

Hack Education

” The idea that preferred admission equals payment stems from the American ideology that opportunity, especially educational opportunity, is a “fair” form of recompense. Inequality and the “Top Ed-Tech Trends” The inequalities that I’ve chronicled above – income inequality, wealth inequality, information inequality – have been part of our education system for generations, and these are now being hard-coded into our education technologies.