• Design and Development of Educational Technology | MITx on edX | About Video
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    Design and Development of Educational Technology | MITx on edX | About Video

    ERIC KLOPFER: Educational technologies have the potential to transform how we teach and learn, but realising that potential is a significant challenge. To be effective, these technologies need to be designed based on what we know about how people learn and how they interact with technology. Learning, however, is not a straightforward matter. Knowledge can be as complex as the students and groups of students engaged in learning. That’s why it’s helpful to have an understanding of existing educational theories, frameworks, and rich history of previous efforts that can inform the design of learning experiences. Hello, I’m Eric Klopfer. I’m a professor of education at MIT, where I run the…

  • Competency-Based Education: The Why, What, and How | MITx on edX
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    Competency-Based Education: The Why, What, and How | MITx on edX

    [MUSIC PLAYING] JUSTIN REICH: What exactly is competency-based education? Most school curricula today are organized around how much time students spend in different courses, the amount of time that students spend, say, in math classes fixed– 52 minutes for factoring polynomials, 180 days for algebra, four years of high school math. But the learning is variable. Some students mastered the material and many don’t. Competency-based education tries to shift the emphasis from how time is allotted to whether or not students can demonstrate well-defined competencies. Here, the competencies are fixed, a commitment that every student will master the fundamentals. But the time invested and the learning pathways vary from student…

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    Leaders of Learning | HarvardX on edX | Course About Video

    SPEAKER 1: Leaders of Learning has changed the way that I think about learning. SPEAKER 2: It’s forcing me to really get more concrete about what I think learning is. And anything that pushes me is something I enjoy. SPEAKER 3: The world of learning is changing rapidly and I want to be a part of it. RICHARD ELORE: For people who are interested in learning as an individual and a social activity, the next few decades are going to be the most interesting in our history. SPEAKER 4: You’re already an educator. Any time you come into contact with someone else, there’s an opportunity for learning. RICHARD ELORE: This…

  • Free Early Childhood Education Course – Overview – Open2Study
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    Free Early Childhood Education Course – Overview – Open2Study

    Hi, I’m Helen. And I’m Caitlin, and we’re early childhood consultants representing Gowrie Victoria. And we’ll be sharing delivery of this subject. In early childhood, it’s really important we get things right from the start. Each child is unique, and it’s our role as adults to nurture them to become happy, healthy, creative, and competent citizens. In this subject, early childhood education, we’ll be exploring children’s learning and development, focusing on the ages of birth to five years. We’ll be looking specifically at the world of children– how we can engender a sense of belonging in their social world, how we can advocate for them to be free to be…

  • India to MIT: Transforming My Life through Online Education at edX
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    India to MIT: Transforming My Life through Online Education at edX

    Hi. I’m Amol Bhave and this is my story. I’m 17 years old and live in the Indian city of Jabalpur. I ride my bicycle seven kilometres to school daily. I’ve always been interested in electronics and physics. This is my computer. I’m using it for the 6.002x course and for the other edX courses too. EdX is changing the world, one student at a time. (Amol is watching himself on a computer.) That was me four years ago. The edX courses helped me get into MIT to pursue my dream of becoming a computer scientist. Now, four years later, I’m graduating with a degree in computer science. In October,…

  • Economics of Cybersecurity | DelftX on edX | Professional Education | Course About Video
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    Economics of Cybersecurity | DelftX on edX | Professional Education | Course About Video

    MICHEL VAN EETEN: Hi. My name is Michel van Eeten. I’m a professor at Delft University of Technology, working on the Economics of Information Security, an exciting new field combining computer science, economics, and policy. Everyone understands that cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important, as more and more of our economic and social activities are conducted online. Far fewer people understand why some systems and services are more secure than others. The common view is that cybersecurity depends on technical solutions. Better access control, cryptography, or detection of malicious code, that would solve all security problems. But this is really just half of the story. Security problems cannot be understood without…

  • Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education | UBCx on edX | Course About Video
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    Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education | UBCx on edX | Course About Video

    JAN HARE: The current state of education that supports indigenous learners is not good enough, particularly in public systems of education. As educators, we need to be able to respond to educational reform that prioritizes improved educational outcomes for indigenous children and youth. My name is Jan Hare. I’m an Anishinaabe from the M’Chigeeng First Nation in northern Ontario. I live and work on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam people on the west coast of British Columbia. An important aspect of this course are the conversations with indigenous and non-indigenous educators who share with us strategies, teaching exemplars, and their own learning journey in indigenous education…

  • Saving Schools: History, Politics, and Policy in U.S. Education | HarvardX on edX | About Video
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    Saving Schools: History, Politics, and Policy in U.S. Education | HarvardX on edX | About Video

    I’m Paul Peterson. I’m the director of the education policy and governance program at Harvard University. Clearly, the US educational system needs to do better by its next generation of students so that they can perform effectively in the world economy of the 21st century. Saving Schools is a four course sequence. In all four courses we are asking leading practitioners and experts to join us, to discuss why we have headed in the direction we are going, and what steps need to be taken in the future. In the fourth course, we look at proposals to give families more school choices. A quarter of families today have a child…