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?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

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Now in its second year, the four-month accelerator program offers selected companies up to $100,000 from Intel Capital—in exchange for up to six percent of equity—and provides access to GSVlabs , weekly workshops and guidance from self-selected mentors like David Min (VP of Strategic Business Innovation at the Walt Disney Company) or Ronald Chandler (former CIO for the Los Angeles Unified School District). prices on a by-school or company basis.

The Flip Side of Abysmal MOOC Completion Rates? Discovering the Most Tenacious Learners

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Usman Khaliq was an engineering student in northeastern Pakistan when he took his first MOOC. Between 2014 and 2016 Usman earned 21. complete multiple MOOCs. MOOCs were a vetting mechanism for Usman, allowing both his talent and grit to rise to attention and connecting him to an opportunity halfway around the world. The MOOC movement is frequently disparaged because completion rates are abysmally low. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

Even before a deluge of fibs and fakery swamped our recent election cycle, Wineburg and company realized that readers of online news need many of the same skills used by a good historian, such as identifying the sources of claims and asking questions about their evidence. Northport, N.Y.,

Unlocking stackable global credentials

The Christensen Institute

Meeting this increase in demand presents a critical opportunity for disruptive innovation in higher education. The same company does not need to design and make the light bulb, the lamp, the wall sockets, and the electricity generation and distribution systems.).

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Trump's Edtech Agenda Should Address Effectiveness, Equity, and Equilibrium in Higher Ed

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Editor’s Note: ‘Tis the season of giving, eating and reflecting, a time to look back on 2016 and to make bold predictions about what next year may hold. radio and televisions in the early 20th century and online learning and MOOCs via the Internet in the early 21st century.) Do they opens the door for companies to take the lead on how students learn and how their data is used? Education Technology Government Policy Data and Research University MOOCs

Why continuing education programs are poised to become hubs of innovation

The Christensen Institute

Continuing education programs arose in the 19th century to meet the critical workforce and social needs of the time. MOOCs are not the only ones that offer on-demand learning today.

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Stanford Calls for Responsible Use of Student Data in Higher Ed

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The ideas that came out of that meeting, and a similar one that took place two years ago, form the basis of a new Stanford-hosted website, “ Responsible Use of Student Data in Higher Education. ” McKay attended the summer meeting at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in California. There are laws, both state and federal, and protocols that were established long before big data and the influx of outside companies into higher education.

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Education Technology and the Promise of 'Free' and 'Open'

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The Rebranding of MOOCs. Remember 2012 , “ The Year of the MOOC? Remember in 2012 when Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller said in her TED Talk that her company’s goal was to “take the best courses from the best instructors at the best universities and provide it to everyone around the world for free”? MOOCs are not particularly "open." Google)’s biotech company, Calico.

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Why Continuing Education Programs Are Poised to Become Hubs of Innovation

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Continuing education programs arose in the 19th century to meet the critical workforce and social needs of the time. MOOCs are not the only ones that offer on-demand learning today. With a new permanent presence in Silicon Valley, UCSC Extension connects its international students with internships and OPT opportunities at local companies.

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I wrote “an explainer” of sorts on Thiel and his politics, and I listed the education companies that he’s invested in. Have any ed-tech companies, particularly those funded by Thiel or Zuckerberg or Y Combinator, spoken out about this? Presidential Campaign Politics.

Education Technology and the 'New' For-Profit Higher Education

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Court filings from the fraud trial did provide some insights into how Trump University operated – high-pressure sales tactics detailed in the the company’s “ playbooks ” that revealed how Trump University employees sold its course packages – these cost up to $35,000 – targeting vulnerable populations in particular and feeding on their socioeconomic anxieties. million from the company between 2010 and 2015 before he stepped down from his role there.

Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

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2016 was, as the president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation wrote earlier this month in Inside Higher Ed , a “ Pivotal Year for Accreditation.” The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior College (ACCJC), the accreditor for California’s community colleges, lost its appeal to the Department of Education in January and will have a year to resolve the issues surrounding its not meeting federal accreditation standards. ” MOOCs for credit.

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Testing, Testing… Via EdSource : “Testing company fined in California for second year.” ” The testing company in question: ETS. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In other words, MOOCs are now gym memberships. Initially, the course will be available to anyone as a MOOC with an optional $99 identity-verified certificate. The learn-to-code company has raised $4.34 The company did not name the investors.”

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The Rough Beasts of Ed-Tech

Hack Education

Indeed, I can’t go anywhere these days – inside or outside the US, on- or offline – without hearing panicky questions and proclamations about November 2016, the upcoming Presidential Election, and what the hell is going on with Donald Trump. What are MOOCs, for example?

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K98BwFMkIc @ryancraiguv #edtech pic.twitter.com/3mITJHvODv — EdSurge HigherEd (@HigherEdSurge) November 11, 2016. ” Palantir is the data analytics company co-founded by Peter Thiel and funded in part by the CIA. Another tech company ready and willing to support Trump: IBM. If you know the history of this company , it’s a rather frightening gesture. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). President-Elect Trump.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “ Roger Ailes ’ name will be removed from a WOUB newsroom, Ohio University President Roderick McDavis announced Monday during a Faculty Senate meeting,” the Post Athens reports. – to the New York-based company Cyndx. Founded by former Pearson exec Larry Singer , the company will offer openly licensed resources to schools. The company has raised $7.45 Education Politics.

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Education Technology's Inequalities

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” As venture capitalist Om Malik wrote on the eve of 2016, “ In Silicon Valley Now, It’s Almost Always Winner Takes All.” ” Money and data – they’re intertwined for technology companies – are monopolized in a handful of corporate giants. As I wrote in the first article in this series , one of the latter companies, Bridge International Academies, was poised to take over Liberia’s public school system. MOOCs.

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Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2016. ” “Make MOOCs great again.” ” Shares in for-profit higher education companies were up on news of Trump’s election. Via Politico : “Meet Trump’s Cabinet-in-waiting.” ” Via AFR : “ Peter Thiel’s company Palantir Defense could win contracts under Donald Trump.” Inside Higher Ed profiles homework help company Course Hero. Presidential Politics.

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” Via the Data Quality Campaign : “ Student Data Privacy Legislation : A Summary of 2016 State Legislation.” ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOC hype deja vu.). Via The Bleacher Report : “Meet the team of 11- and 12-year-old mini-Kaepernicks protesting during the national anthem in southeast Texas – despite death threats and their coach’s suspension after a nonstop fight against injustice.”

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Chopra worked at the CFPB and, while there, “sued two for-profit-college companies – ITT Educational Services Inc. ” It’s now unclear, observers say, if the FTC can regulate companies like Google or Verizon. The district failed to meet its burden of proof and interpreted a state law in a way that is ‘offensive to fundamental rights of free speech,’ the judge said.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

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the Virginia company at the heart of the operation.” Here’s the EdWeek headline: “ Company Exec. for Ed-Tech Company Testifies in Ala. ” The details: “Michael Humphrey, executive vice president at Edgenuity , testified in the ethics trial of state House Speaker Mike Hubbard, who is accused in a 23-count indictment of using his clout to attract business for companies he leads. The video learning company has previously raised $1.57

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Masslive.com : “ Massachusetts state government announced a new partnership with an online education company on Thursday to help public employees and the state’s public universities take advantage of online classes.” ” The company in question: edX. ” Something something Brexit something something MOOCs will save British higher ed. ” “ 2016 E-Rate Trends.”

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Under a Trump administration: I very much want ed-tech companies and schools to reconsider collecting so much data about students — Audrey Watters (@audreywatters) November 10, 2016. ” “ How Asian test-prep companies swiftly exposed the brand-new SAT.” Under surveillance by companies.

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Chinese President Xi Jinping called for strengthening ideological and political education in universities and charged Communist Party of China officials with prioritizing their work in this area, according to an account of a speech he gave at a two-day meeting on ‘ideological and political work in China’s universities and colleges’ published in the state-run media outlet Xinhua.” The company has raised $38.5

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“In a sweeping move, the for-profit school chain has been told to lock its doors after parliament demanded it halt operations in response to its failure to meet educational and infrastructure standards.” ” The company – funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Pearson, Learn Capital, and others – says it will remain open. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Remember when the World Economic Forum was super-into MOOCs?

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Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly sharing five school districts’ private information with an advisory company while it was negotiating for the districts’ contracts.” ” I haven’t seen the ed-tech press cover this story, even though one of the charges he faced involved a contract with the ed-tech company Edgenuity. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). The company has raised $41 million total. (I

As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

Wisewire

That’s how much Georgia Tech’s online master’s of computer science degree cost when it launched through MOOC-provider Udacity in 2014. By 2016, those rates were 10.2% “The industry’s evolving where (OPMs) need to be able to meet the school on their terms.”

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Online Learning Platform, NovoEd Acquired by Boston Private Equity Firm

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The pair then started the company in January 2013. At the time they were not alone in their efforts; Coursera, Udacity (both of which were also co-founded by Stanford professors) and edX had launched MOOC platforms a year earlier. A study published by the company suggested that students who worked in groups were 16 times more likely to complete an online course class than their peers who took it individually.

Education's Online Futures

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And then there were MOOCs , of course, and all those predictions and all those promises about the end of college as we know it: “MOOCs make education borderless, gender-blind, race-blind, class-blind and bank account-blind” and similar fables. Although no, to be clear, we are not on track for half of high school classes to be online or for higher education to be replaced by Udacity, and no, MOOCs have not transformed higher ed into some magical meritocracy.).

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As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated ‘Microlearning,’ Higher Ed Must Adapt

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Businesses today have to be more agile and have to be able to pivot—access to content needs to be very rapid,” says Lori Bradley, executive vice president for global talent management at PVH Corp, a publicly- traded fashion and apparel company with 35,000 employees. employers spent nearly $71 billion on training in 2016—a figure that was flat compared to 2015.

4 Questions to Lay the Foundation for a “Culture of Innovation”

The Principal of Change

Are people more likely to complain after a professional learning meeting, than in one? I have watched schools go “1 to 1”, while still inundating staff with handouts and giant post it notes in staff meetings.

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The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

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” We can see in Reagan’s pledge the roots of ongoing efforts to defund public education, something that enabled for-profit schools to step in to meet the demand for college. But the total dollars fell sharply in 2016 – “only” $2.2

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” The proposal would expand the gainful employment rule to all schools that receive federal aid, but it would remove any penalties for schools that fail to meet acceptable levels. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us. There’s some (sorta) MOOC-related news in the venture funding section below. ” The company, which has raised some $107.4

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Wayne Johnson, the head of the department’s financial aid division and a former executive at a student loan company , says that those “non-traditional” servicers could include companies like Visa , Amazon , or Goldman Sachs. ” Via Chalkbeat ’s Colorado outlet: “Fate of Douglas County’s high-profile voucher program to be weighed at special meeting.” ” More MOOC data in the “research” section below.

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’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “A federal requirement for online colleges to tell students whether their academic programs meet state licensing requirements may be postponed,” says Inside Higher Ed. Edtech Companies?”