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‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

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He just doesn’t think our current university systems and edtech solutions will get us there. He’s worried that, rather than advancing our human potential, many edtech companies and universities are perpetuating the status quo. While machine learning and automation are obviating the need for learners to memorize content and develop routine skills, current edtech solutions still focus on helping learners develop these capabilities, he says.

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” Via EdScoop : “Two edtech champions to join White House offices as fellows.” Meanwhile, the state has given initial approval for ECOT to become a “dropout school.” Edsurge profiles the latest from Degreed : “This Company Wants to Help You Hire for Skills, Not Credentials.” ” ( No disclosure that Edsurge shares investors with the company.). Tutoring company Varsity Tutors has acquired tutoring company First Tutors.

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Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies. As Edsurge observes , “New CEO at Coursera Comes From Financial Tech, Not Higher Ed” – he was the co-founder of Financial Engines, a retirement planning company. ” The company has raised $16.5 It’s a digital worksheet company.

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” Via eCampus News : “The 2 edtech fields with the most potential under Trump.” Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” Via GeekWire : “ Amazon Education GM leaves; company says it ‘remains committed’ to K–12 technology.” ” Via Edsurge : “Is Edtech Worsening or Righting Inequities in Education? to 2020, to Reach $1.83