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What Happens When Ed-Tech Forgets? Some Thoughts on Rehabilitating Reputations

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This spyware extracts an incredible amount of information from students, including their biometric data, audio, and video, and then runs it through proprietary algorithms designed to identify suspicious behavior that might signal cheating. What kind of company culture sanctions that?

It’s the Dawning of a New Day in the Job Market. Here’s What That Means for Higher Ed

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Early reports indicate that many blue-chip companies have begun to freeze or rescind hiring offers to graduating students. Consistent with past recessions, many companies are being forced to cut or freeze benefits such as 401(k) contributions. MOOC catalog site Class Central has reported a 900 percent spike in traffic , and course enrollment has surged at Coursera. As 2020 kicked off, the U.S.

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Educational Crises and Ed-Tech: A History

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"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste," as Rahm Emanuel, then President Obama's chief of staff, said in 2009 as the world teetered on the brink of recession. Video, as they say, killed the radio star. Like a MOOC, but in the school gym. 150,000 a year to lease coaxial cables from Bell Telephone Company, for example. I was a guest at Desmos today. No, I won't speak at your startup. Thank you very much for inviting me to speak to you today.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms. I was inspired, I think, to select that topic because talk of “platforms” was incredibly popular in Silicon Valley – it had been for a while – as companies strove to become “the next Facebook.”

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. By 2012 – yes, thanks to its hardware business – Apple’s stock had risen to the point that the company was worth a record-breaking $624 billion. 2009 – the phones in their pockets.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Forbes : “The Startup President: How France ’s Macron Nearly Built An EdTech Company.” ” Ed-tech: where you don’t need an actual product idea for a company, and you can incubate your neoliberalism anyway. But they’re connected to the new Woz U and a web of for-profit companies – raising questions of conflict of interest and legal compliance.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning. Why are video-taped lectures so “revolutionary” if lectures themselves are supposedly not? (As Viral School Videos.