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  • 1. Updates on#EdTech and #MOOC 8th December 2012 By: Akhlesh Agarwal 1
  • 2. EdTech• Acronym of Education Technology connected with tools for e-learning.• Currently Edtech specialists are exploring such topics as integrating Blogs, Podcasts, Wikis, and other types of interactive technologies into the classroom to engage students and enhance the learning experience.• EdTech is a growing field because it is widely acknowledged that todays students learn in different ways than students in the past and that teachers need to learn to reach their students in the most effective way. 2
  • 3. Buzz on Teaching Learning Technologies
  • 4. Biggest MOOCshttp://www.khanacademy.org/ https://www.coursera.orgWith over 3,300 videos on Started by Andrew Ng andeverything from arithmetic to Daphne koller from Stanfordphysics, finance, and history 208 courses, 2M studentsand hundreds of skills to practice https://www.edx.org/ http://www.udacity.com/ MIT + Harvard + Berkley + U Texas By Sebastian Thrun of Stanford AI Currently 9 courses course fame Currently 19 courses 4
  • 5. Latest updates • Growing and growing. • American council of education(ACE) announces to recognize some credits from select MOOCs. • Funding by gates foundation + other funds 5http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/13/moocs-college-credit/1699671/
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  • 7. Why are they so successful• Discipline of scheduled classes instead of total freedom of learning anytime anywhere.• Cover all 5 parts of real school experience – Teacher – Content – Collaboration – Practice labs – Assessments 7
  • 8. A win-win for everybody Students Students Educators EducatorsFree content. Satisfaction of teaching millions.Learn from world’s best teachers. Worldwide visibility.No entry test. Research on new pedagogicalLearn at your own pace. models. MOOC Organizations Universities Universities MOOC Websites/organizations Solution to faculty shortage: AllowFunding by various foundations. course credits to students whoBusiness model of charging attend classes from MOOC, andemployers or students who ask for pass the assessment by thecertificate. university. 8
  • 9. The future of MOOCs and their social impact 26 Nov 2012 Extracts……. • Despite their pedagogical flaws, however, MOOCs provide unprecedented access to quality content for millions of learners. • Consider the girl in Pakistan who’s too scared to set foot in a classroom. Consider the teenager in central Australia whose school has only one teacher. Consider the young woman in Indonesia who can’t afford college. Consider the boy in San Francisco whose maths teacher simply doesn’t teach very well. 9http://ryan2point0.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/the-future-of-moocs
  • 10. Predictions • The vast majority of students will be overseas. • Universities will flip their classrooms. • The role of the teacher will evolve. • The pedagogy of MOOCs will be enriched. • Content providers will charge for assessment. • Universities will offer credits for MOOCs. 10http://ryan2point0.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/the-future-of-moocs
  • 11. Teacher Guides for Technology http://www.educatorstechnology.com/ • Teachers Guide on The Use of Blogs in Teaching • Teachers Guide on The Use of Wikis in Education • Teachers Guide on The Use of Skype in Education • Teachers Guide on The Use of iPad in Education • Teachers Guide on The Use of QR Codes in The Classroom • Teachers Comprehensive Guide on The Use of Social Networking in Education • A Simple Guide to All That Teachers Need to Know about Digital Citizenship • Teachers Easy Guide to Social Learning • Teachers Definitive Guide to Google Search Skills • Teachers Guide on The Use of Games in Education • Teachers Guide to The Most Important Web Tools in Education • The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachershttp://iowaascd.org/index.php/members1/approaches-to-learning/teacher-guides-for-technology 11
  • 12. If you are a bit baffled by technology, you are not alone 12
  • 13. akhlesh.agarwal@gmail.com @akhlesha 13