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Coursera, edX, and MOOCs Are Changing the Online Education Business

Coursera, edX, and MOOCs Are Changing the Online Education Business
If you were asked to name the most important innovation in transportation over the last 200 years, you might say the combustion engine, air travel, Henry Ford’s Model-T production line, or even the bicycle. The list goes on. Now answer this one: what’s been the single biggest innovation in education? Don’t worry if you come up blank. You’re supposed to. Agarwal believes that education is about to change dramatically. Online education isn’t new—in the United States more than 700,000 students now study in full-time “distance learning” programs. These ideas affect markets so large that their value is difficult to quantify. Because education is economically important yet appears inefficient and static with respect to technology, it’s often cited (along with health care) as the next industry ripe for a major “disruption.” In Christensen’s view, disruptive technologies find success initially in markets “where the alternative is nothing.” Digital instruction faces limits. Related:  21st Century Ed articlesEducational Tools

Réponse du Ministère de l'Éducation nationale sur les questions de l'informatique, des outils et ressources libres… Vincent Peillon avait adressé une lettre à tous les personnels de l'Éducation nationale fin juin 2012. On y lit au point 14 :« Nous veillerons à ce que les outils, contenus et services numériques soient mis à la disposition des enseignants et plus largement des équipes éducatives, pour enrichir leurs pratiques afin de les aider à répondre aux besoins de leurs élèves. La formation des professeurs aux enjeux et aux usages pédagogiques du numérique sera développée. Avec la volonté de réduire les inégalités constatées dans ce domaine, le ministère favorisera la diffusion des usages et la production de ressources pédagogiques numériques et il en développera la mutualisation. Une concertation sera engagée avec les collectivités locales pour accompagner le développement des usages de l'e-éducation, et en particulier garantir plus efficacement la maintenance des équipements mis à la disposition des établissements ». Vous trouverez ci-dessous le courrier de l'April et la réponse reçue.

for Education Tablets with Google Play for Education With tablets and Google Play for Education, teachers can now discover, purchase, and share educational apps, videos, and a selection of top classic books. Accéder au site Chromebooks for Education Les Chromebooks sont des ordinateurs portables rapides permettant aux étudiants d'accéder aux outils et aux ressources pédagogiques du Web. Accéder au site Google Apps for Education Google Apps comprend tous les outils dont un établissement a besoin pour être efficace, notamment une messagerie électronique, un agenda, des éditeurs de documents, et plus encore. Accéder au site Chrome for Education Déployez Chrome et contrôlez plus de 100 règles d'administration pour votre établissement d'enseignement. Accéder au site Chrome Web Store Le Chrome Web Store est un marché ouvert proposant des applications Web, des thèmes et des extensions Chrome. Accéder au site Drive Accéder au site Documents Accéder au site Feuilles de calcul Accéder au site Diapositives Accéder au site Sites

TIC pour enseigner, TIC pour apprendre : quelles stratégies ? Quelles perspectives ? Éric Bruillard, STEF (ENS Cachan, IFÉ, ENS Lyon) Un colloque qui a tenu ses promesses L’appel à communication du colloque proposait trois axes principaux d’intervention : Nouveaux instruments et nouvelles modalités d’enseignement et d’apprentissage (apprentissage libre et EAD, ENT, ressources, plateforme,….). Comment favoriser un apprentissage autonome ou à distance par le biais des TIC ?Les TIC et enseignement supérieur : enseigner et apprendre autrement. On peut constater, à l’issue de la trentaine de communications ainsi que les quelques posters qui ont été présentés, que les axes ont été couverts, avec un élargissement sur l’enseignement primaire et secondaire, présent dans plusieurs présentations. Le colloque se tenait peu après le lancement du réseau iRENALA (Research and Education Network for Academic Learning Activities), inauguré le 8 juin 2012 [2]. Un modèle général éducation et TIC – des interrogations Une carte illustrant quelques aspects du colloque Figure 1. Quelle situation ?

Moodle Security Overview - Super Moodle Moodle security is a major concern to everyone that uses this open source online Learning Management Software. Like all other web application software, it tends to be complex and each feature may be prone to security attacks in the future or from time to time with a combination of strings that the programmers had not anticipated. Below are some of the simple to complex security threats and measures that every site developer should put in place to ensure that the site is not compromised. Simple Security Initiatives No matter how secure a site may be, it might be prone to attacks and security threats. Moreover, one should ensure that the operating software is regularly updated. Production servers should have a security model of different layers. Administrator and teacher passwords should be given to trusted users. Where an organization uses different systems for different tasks, it is always advisable to separate the systems in terms of their security configurations and passwords. 1. 2. 3.

Le cours magistral pourrait disparaître Recevez nos newsletters : À l’occasion des Assises de l’Enseignement supérieur , les professeurs ont évoqué la fin du cours traditionnel en amphi. Une première. Avec les connaissances à disposition sur le Net, les enseignants doivent changer de rôle et animer la réflexion. «Le cours magistral, qui ne ferait que transmettre un savoir académique, est-il encore pertinent?» Les expériences américaines ont contribué à crédibiliser de nouvelles formes d’enseignement moins formatées. Si sa méthode enterre le cours magistral, c’est pour mieux valoriser le temps passé en classe. «Le rapport au savoir est en train de changer, et le professeur en a perdu le monopole», confirme le président de l’université Paris-Diderot. S’il se montre réservé sur l’utilisation de vidéos, qui ont «autant de chances d’être mauvaises» qu’un cours normal selon lui, il confirme que «un cours, cela reste avant tout une rencontre entre un professeur et un élève. » L’éducation supérieure en ligne: mode d’emploi

KOMO News Radio talks online safety with Christopher Burgess 0 Share-Compartir00000×0 Share-Compartir Christopher Burgess on KOMO News Radio Voice of Senior Online Safety, Christopher Burgess talks to KOMO’s Jennifer Harriman on the topic of Online Safety. On Sunday, 4 May 2014 I had the pleasure of appearing on KOMO News Radio 1000AM/97.7FM of Seattle, Washington and visited with KOMO NewsRadio’s Jennifer Harriman. The visit was thoroughly enjoyable and I delighted in providing online safety tips useful for all ages. We thank Jennifer and the entire KOMO News Radio staff for their hospitality. Read about the content we covered in the piece below, or you can hear the radio interview here, it is approximately three and one half minutes (3;33). In the studio: Christopher Burgess talking with KOMO News Radio’s Jennifer Harriman Senior Online Safety’s Christopher Burgess & Jennifer Harriman of KOMO News Radio – 04 May 2014 Senior Online Safety’s Christopher Burgess at KOMO News Radio The online safety topics covered: Follow us // Síganos

On site learning, elearning, online learning blended learning : what is it all about ? - Lingua Franca Academy What are we talking about ? Maybe, as many people around you, you have heard something about elearning and blended learning . And, like everybody, you have a rough idea of what it is... But do you know that elearning and blended learning could save your business a lot of money ? And still give you the competitive advantage that knowledge brings to any company in the world ? Let's have a look at the picture below : it is a mindmap, showing the three main learning modes : on site learning, elearning and blended learning. 1. If it is a face to face session, you enjoy having a teacher for yourself and you can learn very fast. But the flaws of this method are as much obvious as the advantages : it is costly in company money and time . 2. People are generaly not aware that there are 3 types of elearning : a) asynchronous elearning : there is no timetable, nothing scheduled. 3. At the Lingua Franca Academy, you can already enjoy it with most of our courses.

To Monitor Online Testing, Western Governors U. Gives Students Webcams – Wired Campus - Blogs Welcome packets for students at Western Governors University now include a free Webcam, part of an extensive monitoring program used by the online university to make sure test-takers are who they say they are. At Western Governors, the average student is 36 years old, has a family, and takes a full course load on top of holding a full-time job. Because it’s convenient for them to be able to take tests from home, students have embraced the technology, says Janet W. The university, which first started handing out cameras in July 2010, now has over 30,000 Web cams in use. Before 2009, when the university introduced its Webcam pilot program, students had to go to one of 6,000 on-site assessment centers to take a test. “Trying to get to different sites to take these exams—that took up to four hours to complete—was quite onerous on the students,” Ms. The camera, which is mounted on a stick, is not the standard Web camera found on a computer. Return to Top

How Technology Is Empowering Teachers, Minting Millionaires, And Improving Education Thanks to the rise of in-classroom technology, the focus in education tends to be on student engagement and how to improve learning. It becomes easy to forget the importance of great teachers. Startups, entrepreneurs, businesses (and the rest) need to remember that technology doesn’t have to put teachers in jeopardy; it can help them lead the education evolution, even if their traditional role in the classroom becomes obsolete. Today, in spite of the significance and potential long-term value of the job they do every day, teachers (especially in K-12 and public education) tend to be underpaid. In May, we wrote about a few platforms that are looking to change that — to empower the world’s under-salaried educators. TeachersPayTeachers, a platform that enables teachers to buy, sell, and share their original content and lesson plans, hit a big milestone this week which is sure to catch the attention of educators around the country: It minted its first millionaire. Uncertain Times Impact