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Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education

Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education

Wallwisher This was a point worth making. Ideas work better when out in the open air and they grow stale when left to stagnate. It's a very important point for corporate culture and for education. We need to do a better job in our educational teams. Textbook Publisher Pearson Takes Down 1.5 Million Teacher And Student Blogs With A Single DMCA Notice If there's one thing we've seen plenty of here at Techdirt, it's the damage a single DMCA takedown notice can do. From shuttering a legitimate ebook lending site to removing negative reviews to destroying a user's Flickr account to knocking a copyright attorney's site offline, the DMCA notice continues to be the go-to weapon for copyright defenders. Collateral damage is simply shrugged at and the notices continue to fly at an ever-increasing pace. Textbook publisher Pearson set off an unfortunate chain of events with a takedown notice issued aimed at a copy of Beck's Hoplessness Scale posted by a teacher on one of Edublogs' websites (You may recall Pearson from such other related copyright nonsense as The $180 Art Book With No Pictures and No Free Textbooks Ever!).

Tech Titans And Online Education Orgs Team Up With The Open Education Alliance Google, AT&T and a host of online education organizations are forming an alliance to develop standards for career readiness. Spearheaded by Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) provider, Udacity, the Open Education Alliance will explore standards for how to prepare and evaluate graduates. The still-forming group of technology companies will help online education providers develop courses, tests, and certifications meant to supplement the use of a college degree in the hiring process. More details will be announced as Udacity Founder Sebastian Thrun takes the stage with California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom at our Disrupt San Francisco conference today.

Networked Educator Badge Networked Educator Badge by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr The Networked Educator is based on documented demonstration of social network knowledge construction. The badge bearer will have demonstrated the ability to identify new information networks, analyze and aggregate information, and curate the knowledge being produced by the community both synchronously and asynchronously. It requires the demonstrated knowledge construction through collaboration and networking within the online open course and with the online community of educators as a whole. What must be demonstrated is the collaborative creating, curation, and utilization of knowledge as a function of participating in the online open course.

Khan Academy The website features thousands of educational resources, including a personalized learning dashboard, over 100,000 exercise problems, and over 5,000 micro lectures[5] via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, healthcare, medicine, finance, physics, general chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics, cosmology, organic chemistry, American civics, art history, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and computer science.[6] All resources are available for free to anyone around the world. Khan Academy reaches about 10,000,000 students per month and has delivered over 300,000,000 lessons.[7][8] History[edit]

wsesutech - Andy Try Wikispaces Classroom now. Brand new from Wikispaces. guest Join | Help | Sign In How Not To Flip » Physics of Learning Blog In this post I would like to deal with the classroom half of the flipped classroom. What type of homework that is given, be it a video, a reading or practice questions, is almost irrelevant to my musings today. The main purpose of this post is to show two examples of what a flipped math classroom can look like. Free course is first in UW System By Alexandria Zamecnik The UW System opened its doors to the world in January, helping more than 2,000 people in 40 different countries, with a brand new online program aimed at creating readiness for college level math courses. UW System’s Math MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, is an entirely online and free remedial math course created by the UW-La Crosse. MOOC takes enrolled students through a six week program full of live lectures, online tutoring sessions and 14 algebraic modules aligned with the Common Core State Standards of Wisconsin and ACT. When Dr. Robert Hoard, associate vice-chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, created the program with his colleagues, they had the goal of creating a stronger Wisconsin workforce, increasing math skills of college students and allowing more people to get into college.

Confessions of a MOOC lurker. I confess: I am a MOOC lurker. I signed up for English Composition 1: Achieving Expertise, by Duke University on Coursera, because the course I originally signed up for was a computer course and required a PC (which I don’t have at home). However, the writing course was just starting and I thought it would be a relevant topic for me to get involved in. There are a few components to the course: Video lecturesOnline readings and resourcesWriting assignmentsDiscussion boards and peer review of writing assignments The video lectures are good.

edX EdX is a massive open online course (MOOC) platform founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University in May 2012 to host online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide audience at no charge and to conduct research into learning. EdX has more than 2 million users. The two institutions have each contributed $30 million of resources to the nonprofit project. The prototype course, Circuits and Electronics, began in December 2011, through MITx, the massive open online program at MIT.[4] There are currently 47 schools, nonprofits, corporations, and international organizations that offer or plan to offer courses on the edX website.[5] Elementary School iPad Apps All Subjects/General: iAnnotate -iAnnotate turns your iPad into a world-class productivity tool for reading, annotating, organizing, and sending PDF files. Keynote - Keynote makes creating a world-class presentation — complete with animated charts and transitions — as simple as touching and tapping.

Minnesota bans Coursera: State takes bold stand against free education. Screenshot / Coursera UPDATE, Oct. 19, 7:07 p.m.: Common sense has indeed prevailed! Minnesota has decided to stop enforcing an outdated law that had led to Coursera telling the state's residents they weren't allowed to take its free online classes. For more, see my follow-up post here. Original post: Honorable mentions go to New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission for driving out Uber’s online taxi-hailing service and to automobile dealers’ groups in four states for trying to have Tesla dealerships declared illegal. But the grand prize in this week’s unexpectedly heated competition for most creative use of government to stifle innovation has to go to Minnesota.

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