Technology and Casey Green on campus: Future Trends Forum #3, notes and full recording

Bryan Alexander

Re: maturity, by 2004 there was widespread LMS deployment, but relatively shallow use (relatively few classes, few features and functions used; 80% of activity in 20% of application). Providers are growing more features, each company or project following or leapfrogging the others.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

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” – that’s Sebastian Thrun, best known perhaps for his work at Google on the self-driving car and as a co-founder of the MOOC (massive open online course) startup Udacity. The very next day, Apple shares hit $97.80, an all-time high for the company.

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The Rough Beasts of Ed-Tech

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It’s also a matter of a $40 million civil suit against Trump University, a business that Donald Trump and two associates founded in 2004. Just call your credit card company and ask for an extension on your line of credit, instructors purportedly told students.


Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

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” This was what the mother of a nineteen-year-old killed by a bomb in Kirkuk said on an HBO documentary quoted by Bob Herbert in The New York Times on the morning of November 12, 2004. In January, “brain-training” company Lumosity agreed to pay $2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it had deceived customers with its claims that its games improved cognitive functions. Or MOOCs even.