Imagined futures 5: Robot teachers

Learning with 'e's

or robots. This doesn't mean that robots have no place in the classroom though. Robots (or intelligent systems) can be very useful when they are tasked to complete some of the functions that teachers previously performed.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. ” That’s because the stories told this year to keep us hustling and to keep up imagining a certain kind of future are almost all about robots. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over again we were told “robots are coming for your jobs.”

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Peter Thiel May Finally Get His Flying Cars, Thanks to a New Udacity Nanodegree in 2018

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Students who complete this introductory course will be eligible to enroll in the more advanced Self-Driving Car or Robotics nanodegree programs. Thrun claims that “that nearly 60 students [in the former program] have already found new jobs at companies like BMW, Lockheed Martin, NIO, Volvo and Amazon Robotics.” Founded in 2012, Udacity initially sought to work with universities as a provider of massive online open courses (MOOCs).

MIT’s Mitch Resnick on What ‘Toy Story’ Gets Wrong About the Future of Play

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We started the online class for the first time a few years ago when MOOCs were becoming population. We weren't very satisfied with what we saw in the early MOOCs. It felt to us a lot of the early MOOCs were just about delivering information and delivering instruction. If you’ve ever seen the Toy Story movies, you may remember the neighbor kid, Sid.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) ” MOOCs looked – for a short while, at least – like they were going to pivot to become LMSes.

Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

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“The Year of the MOOC” – I was summoned to Palo Alto, California for a small gathering to discuss the future of teaching, learning, and technology. Perhaps with this data, the MOOC providers can build a map of professional if not cognitive pathways.

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” Some of these experimental sites included MOOCs and coding bootcamps. Via The Verge : “US denies visas to Afghanistan ’s all-girl robotics team.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Class Central’s Dhawal Shah, writing in Edsurge : “ MOOCs Find Their Audience: Professional Learners and Universities.” More on certifications in the MOOC section above. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A call to rebrand MOOCs , from Edsurge. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via NPR : “Hi, Robot : Adults, Children And The Uncanny Valley.” ” “A robot called Bina48 has successfully taken a course in the philosophy of love at Notre Dame de Namur University , in California,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Billion in 2017.” (National) 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. In the future, you might want to look for most MOOC-related news in the “business of job training” section below. pic.twitter.com/tfodnBuiTF — Ashley Jost (@ajost) September 29, 2017. “‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education?

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MOOCs are out. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robots will replace teachers by 2027 ,” Futurism predicts. “ When the Robots Come for Our Jobs, They’ll Spare the Teachers ,” Edsurge tries to reassure its readers. Robots are coming for your children. “Why these friendly robots can’t be good friends to our kids,” Sherry Turkle argues. link] — Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) December 11, 2017.

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” A cartoon Mark Zuckerberg toured hurricane-struck Puerto Rico in virtual reality [link] pic.twitter.com/BEPfZesjF7 — The Verge (@verge) October 9, 2017. Zuck responds to some of the backlash to his VR Puerto Rico visit, FB PR is pressing on this as well pic.twitter.com/NzR93PHDys — Lucas Matney (@lucasmtny) October 10, 2017. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs are dead , according to Udacity ’s VP.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. ” (For what it’s worth, Kleiner Perkins made just one major investment in education in 2017, participating in Coursera’s $64 million round this summer. There may be no better example of this in 2017 than “personalized learning.” Venture Capital in 2017. Here are some of the numbers from this one: Amount of venture capital invested in 2017: $3.48

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Should Children Form Emotional Bonds With Robots? " [link] — Joel Rubin (@joelrubin) December 7, 2017. link] — Zach Griffen (@runzach) December 5, 2017. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robot Learning Improves Student Engagement ,” the Communications of the ACM claims. Kiwicampus : a robot delivery service on campus. (National) Education Politics.

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Trump Proclaims October 15 through October 21, 2017, as National Character Counts Week.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The GW Hatchet : “Oversight of online learning programs lacking in some schools, report finds.” More MOOC job changes: Techcrunch reports that “ Coursera ’s chief product officer just left to become a VC.” Once upon a time, Coursera updates went in the MOOC section.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “Peter Thiel May Finally Get His Flying Cars, Thanks to a New Udacity Nanodegree in 2018.” Nice artwork pic.twitter.com/ghFh8flSw1 — Kumars Salehi (@KumarsSalehi) September 21, 2017. From the Knewton blog : “ Introducing Knewton Product Updates for Fall 2017.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Chalkbeat investigates the Indiana Virtual School : “As students signed up, online school hired barely any teachers – but founder’s company charged it millions.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” The $1700 robot dog also requires a subscription plan. Robot stories are also Betteridge’s Law of Headlines stories, wouldn’t you know it? (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs. “Learning Creative Learning: It’s not a MOOC , it’s a community,” says the MIT Media Lab. “A Proposal to Put the ‘M’ Back in MOOCs ” – an op-ed by Class Central ’s Dhawal Shah in Edsurge. “Rethinking MOOCs ” – an op-ed in Duke University’s newspaper The Chronicle. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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niVz3ongY0 — (((Sherman Dorn))) (@shermandorn) February 10, 2017. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ MOOCs : A Postmortem” by Jonathan Rees. Meanwhile, Campus Technology offers “7 Tips for Listing MOOCs on Your Résumé.” — Jonathan Rees (@jhrees) February 10, 2017. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “How Robots Will Save Liberal Education.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ California Should Watch Arkansas Process for Creating New Online Institution,” says Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill. link] pic.twitter.com/XT9iGmcrJs — Jack Clark (@jackclarkSF) September 13, 2017. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via TeacherCast : “Why Teachers Will Never Be Replaced By Robots.” (National) Education Politics.

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Via The USA Today : “Kids on winning robotics team told, ‘Go back to Mexico’ ” The kids were from Pleasant Run Elementary School in Indianapolis. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ Coursera Removes Biometric Identity Verification Using Keystroke Matching,” Class Central reports. ” Ng is, of course, the co-founder of the MOOC startup Coursera. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. 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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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Brown University joins edX. “ Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views,” says Campus Technology. Not sure why this is called a MOOC. ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. For more news about robots not taking jobs, see the HR section above.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Post and Courier : “ South Carolina ’s online charter schools: A $350 million investment with disappointing returns.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Edsurge : “Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think.” ” (Yes, I’m tracking on this sort of thing as part of my 2017 “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” These headlines just kill me. ” More MOOC data in the “research” section below. ” According to Edsurge , Knewton is now a courseware company and not a “robot tutor in the sky.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” There’s some robot news in the privacy section below. (National) Education Politics.

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In fiscal 2017, the office was funded to employ 569 staff members, according to the department’s budget request from earlier this year.” link] — Chris Lehmann (@lehmannchris) November 16, 2017. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “Are You Getting a Pay Bump For Student Completion? ” “Whatever Happened To MOOCs ?” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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“Why I Turned My Back on Betsy DeVos During Graduation” by Bethune-Cookman Class of 2017’s Tyler Durrant. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Why Haven’t MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Verge : “Elon Musk-backed OpenAI is teaching robots how to learn just like humans do.” Education Politics.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix – and LinkedIn.” ” There’s more MOOC-related research in the research section below. The Girl Who Drank the Moon , written by Kelly Barnhill, is the 2017 Newbery Medal winner. “Can robotics teach problem solving to students?” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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pic.twitter.com/ba4GY4Lc8M — Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) February 1, 2017. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via George Veletsianos : “A large-scale study of Twitter Use in MOOCs.” ” Research finds there’s a " global achievement gap in MOOCs. Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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Via WaPo’s Valerie Strauss : “ Trump ’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” From the press release : “ MOOCs and books initiative launched by Springer and Federica Weblearning.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. percent from 2017 to 2021.”

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Iowa City Press-Citizen : “ Iowa families foregoing classroom for virtual school.” Acumen “senior innovation associate” writes about +Acumen in Edsurge : “The Flip Side of Abysmal MOOC Completion Rates ? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Quartz : “The robot that takes your job should pay taxes , says Bill Gates.” Education Politics.

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Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “What You Need to Know About Race-Conscious Admissions in 2017.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options.” Pretty sure this is the best MOOC story of the week: “ Russian Underground Launches Online Courses in Card Fraud ,” Infosecurity Group reports. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “That Hilarious Tweet About an Instructor’s Big Mistake? ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” From the Udacity blog : “ Your Exclusive Guide To Pursuing A Robotics Career.” million augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality headsets shipped in the second quarter of 2017, a 25.5 (National) Education Politics.

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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. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via Getting Smart : “Using Robots to Teach Elementary Students About Human Nature.” — Gina Neff (@ginasue) September 28, 2017.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” edX is offering an online master’s degree with Georgia Tech : an OMS (online master’s in science) in Analytics. The Economist on “ The Return of the MOOC.” ” “ Harvard/MIT Report Analyzes 4 Years of MOOC Data ,” Campus Technology reports. Robots and Other (Ed-Tech) Science Fiction. More research on MOOCs in the MOOC section above. Education Politics.

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Boston Bridge would be available for 2017 high school graduates who live in the city.” 1, 2017, on the online 2018–19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Here’s a link to all the stories in Slate’s series on online credit recovery programs. “After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter?” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.