About the Everyone-Needs-To-Learn-to-Code and the Manufactured STEM crisis trends.
Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2013: Coding and "Making", Audrey Watters, Hack Education
in Code Academy (The Starter League), Codecademy, Coding for Kids, Op-Ed, Raspberry Pi, STEM Learning | Permalink
After 2 yrs of hype, breathless proclamations, SV blindness to research, Udacity failed.
Academics to Udacity Founder: Told Ya, Steve Kolowich, The Chronicle
in MOOCs, Op-Ed, Udacity | Permalink
On the politics of the common core, and the corespiracy.
Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2013: Standards, Audrey Watters, Hack Education
in Op-Ed | Permalink
No, really, you won't believe it.
You Won't believe what Pearson Has Planned, Daniel Willingham, Science and Education Blog
in Op-Ed, Pearson | Permalink
US demand for university-educated workers has outstripped supply for a generation.
The Four Ways to Really Fix Education, Peter Marber, Quartz
in Higher Ed, Op-Ed, Western Governors U | Permalink
To blog about teaching, learning, and technology is to talk about business and the politics.
Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2013: Politics of Education/Tech, Audrey Watters, Hack Education
Zombie ideas = ed tech ideas that refuse to die even though we know they are monsterous.
Top 10 Ed-Tech Trends of 2013, Pt 1, Audrey Watters, Hack Education
in Apps, Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Learning Mgt Systems, MOOCs, Op-Ed | Permalink
I’m not sure that this is, as some have suggested, a “pivot.”
Why We Shouldn't Celebrate Udacity's "Pivot", Audrey Watters, Hack Education
Now there are 3 casualties among the current, over-hyped Silicon Valley EdTech Darlings.
The First Crack in the Ed Tech Hype Bubble of 2011-2013, Christopher Nyren, edreach
in 2U (2tor), Altius, Bubble, Chegg, Coursera, CourseSmart, Grockit, Inkling, Kaplan, Knewton, Kno, McGraw-Hill, Op-Ed, Pearson | Permalink
Can a stagnating entertainment industry pivot to an entirely different business model?
Why Video Games Succeed Where Movies and Music Fail, Anya Kamenetz, FastCompany
To improve teacher PD, we need to shift to a talent development model.
Professional Development Is Broken. Let's Fix It., Eric Westendorf, Staight Up, EW
in LearnZillion, Op-Ed | Permalink
Where data tracking of discipline is concerned, schools should proceed with caution.
Tracking Student Discipline, Peter DeWitt, Education Week
in Big Data, inBloom (Shared Learning Collaborative), Op-Ed | Permalink
The tech tools come from Salesforce, Adobe Connect, Kaltura & 2U's developed tech.
How 1 Company is Revolutioninzing Ed-Tech, Zev Gotkin, Huff Post
in 2U (2tor), Op-Ed | Permalink
I would treat this type of research the way you should be treating a Malcolm Gladwell book.
The Problem with Analyzing Unicorns, Nabeel Hyatt, nabellhyatt.com
in Industry Facts, Op-Ed | Permalink
There are 39 members of the unicorn club, representing the top .07% of startups since 2003.
Welcome to the Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-$ Startups, Aileen Lee, TechCrunch
in Facebook, Industry Facts, News, Op-Ed, Stats | Permalink
Likely path to success in transforming higher ed means going around the regulations.
The Power Of Going Around Regulations, Michael Horn, Forbes
in Higher Ed, Minerva Project, Op-Ed, Western Governors U | Permalink
We need to rethink traditional ways of regulation to make innovation easier.
The New Innovator's Dilemma, Michael Moe, Ben Wallerstein, Huff Post
in Op-Ed, Western Governors U | Permalink
We predict the bottom 25% of every university tier will disappear or merge in 10-15 yrs.
Innovation Imperative: Change Everything, Clayton Christensen, Michael Horn, NYT
in Clayton Christensen, Coursera, e-Learning, General Assembly, Harvard, Higher Ed, Minerva Project, MOOCs, Op-Ed, Udacity | Permalink
Obama campaign’s CTO tells edu leaders, “The ‘big’ there is purely marketing.”
Big Data is Bunk, Harper Reed Tells University Leaders, Marc Parry, Chronicle of Higher Ed
in Big Data, Higher Ed, Op-Ed | Permalink
How many of you have actually spent quality time in an adaptive learning platform?
5 Questions About Adaptive Learning Platforms, Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed
in Adaptive Learning, Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Instructure, Knewton, Learning Mgt Systems, Op-Ed | Permalink
Investing in smart schools and kids pays so many more dividends than smart bombs.
Meet the Makers, Thomas Friedman, New York Times
Argarwal says EdX’s new model is a “Red Hat for Linux approach.”
EdX Has a New Way to Make Money, Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic
in edX, MOOCs, News, Op-Ed | Permalink
More likely "disruptive,” “innovative,” & “revolutionary" tech is the MOOC. Here's why.
Degrees of Disruption, Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed
in MOOCs, Op-Ed, Open Access | Permalink
The analytics software was better than human consultants at predicting successful students.
Can Predictive Analytics Determine Which Students Succeed? N. Ungerleider, Co.Exist
in Big Data, Higher Ed, News, Op-Ed | Permalink
What does it mean if we view students (and their data) as a resource to be mined and extracted? What's gained? What's lost? What's depleted? Who profits? Who benefits?
Student Data is the New Oil: MOOCs, Metaphor, and Money, Audrey Watters, Hack Education
in Adaptive Learning, Big Data, Coursera, Desire2Learn, Knewton, Learning Mgt Systems, MOOCs, Op-Ed, Personal Learning, Udacity, Who's Who | Permalink
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