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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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” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” MOOCs are out. link] — Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) December 11, 2017. “ Big data could solve the college-dropout problem ,” says The Washington Post. (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Inside Higher Ed on online education at Simmons College. More on MOOC and online education research in the research section below. ” Via Real Clear Education : “ K–12 Predictive Analytics : Time for Better Dropout Diagnosis.” ” Via Campus Technology : “Students Who Comment More in MOOCs Have Higher Rates of Completion.” Education Politics.

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Me: pic.twitter.com/gmb3Oigcv0 — Audrey Watters (@audreywatters) October 5, 2017. pic.twitter.com/yehgZ82br6 — Shahien Nasiripour (@nasiripour) October 5, 2017. Via ProPublica : “ For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In.” In the future, you might want to look for most MOOC-related news in the “business of job training” section below. (National) Education Politics.

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” Via The Student Loan Report : “Halfway Through 2017, Here Are the Best & Worst Student Loan Servicers.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week. ” “What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?” “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” More questions about MOOCs in the Betteridge’s Headlines section below.

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” let PM = "signed"; if (PM "signed") { let CODING = "4 All"; } pic.twitter.com/QRKQPgbxjW — Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) September 26, 2017. pic.twitter.com/lfNWyW7z5f — Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 28, 2017. Meanwhile, the state has given initial approval for ECOT to become a “dropout school.” — Gina Neff (@ginasue) September 28, 2017. (National) Education Politics.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. Here’s the headline from Inside Higher Ed : “For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT ?” ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. Via Chalkbeat : “New York City’s largest school charter network, Success Academy , has won the 2017 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools.”

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Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” An op-ed in Forbes by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Make Online Education Great (For The First Time).” Education Politics.

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” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Student-Loan Borrowers , by Age Group, Amount Owed, and Repayment Status, 2017.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep hyping that MOOC thing. Via Edsurge : “ MOOCs Are No Longer Massive. ” Via Class Central : “Class Central’s Top 50 MOOCs of All Time (2018 edition).” despite having Arizona ’s third-highest dropout rate.”

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” Via The New York Times , a profile on the Indiana charter chain Excel Schools : “A Chance for Dropouts, Young and Old, to Go Back to School.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “The MOOC is not dead, but maybe it should be,” says Rolin Moe. Pearson ’s Annual Report (2017) – my favorite part is how the numbers that are showcased on this web page are all green, even though they’re downward trending.

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