Hack Education founder Audrey Watters takes on ClassDojo, Khan Academy, Knewton, B.F. Skinner, and the ed-tech sector's lack of historical awareness in a self-published new book.
All Blog Posts With MOOCs Tag or Category
January 08, 2015
January 02, 2015
My thoughts on how we could better take advantage of research opportunities from massive open online courses to advance the science of learning.
October 22, 2014
Rice University launches edX course in AP biology, environmental science, and physics, although they are not endorsed by the College Board.
August 12, 2014
Though MOOCs have yet to take off in K-12 schools, Instructure unveiled two new online courses for teachers interested in the popular digital game Minecraft.
June 13, 2014
Iranian students have regained access to U.S.-based MOOCs following the United States' authorization of certain educational exchanges between the two countries.
June 12, 2014
Iranian students have regained access to U.S.-based MOOCs following the authorization of certain educational exchanges between the two countries.
March 26, 2014
Yale University President Richard Levin has been named CEO of 'MOOC' provider Coursera, which has recently grown interested in K-12 teacher training.
February 06, 2014
"In the new world the learner will be in the driver's seat, with a keen eye trained on value." That was the conclusion of Pearson's senior academic team who said "an avalanche is coming" to higher education. Chief Education Advisor Sir Michael Barber and his colleagues Katelyn Donnelly and Saad Rizvi released a report last year that outlined this problem statement for higher education:
January 01, 2014
The first draft of Getting Smart was written three years ago and a lot has changed since then. I reread the book on a plane recently and it holds up reasonably well, but there are things I wanted to provide in an update. Below are the top 10 developments I've seen since writing Getting Smart.
December 06, 2013
Research on massive, open online courses taught by University of Pennsylvania faculty show low completion rates, particularly in classes with stronger academic expectations.