COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Digital Blending of Working and Learning

Edsurge

Retailers such as The Gap are accelerating the adoption of robots in their warehouses. Major employers are embracing libraries of video and MOOC courses, tuition-assistance programs for online courses, and bootcamps focused on tech skills (which have themselves moved online). In the last few months the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world and triggered an economic plunge in the U.S. that is now officially a recession.

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

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That kind of feedback would be perfect if you had a robot learner on the other end,” he says. The robot learner would be delighted to have you say, ‘Okay, you made three errors in problem number one,’ and being a robot learner, they’d be able to take out those bugs and do better the next time. This story was published in partnership with The Moonshot Catalog.

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How a Pandemic Could Change Higher Education

Edsurge

We were joined by: Sean Gallagher, founder and executive director of Northeastern University's Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy; Noah Pickus, associate provost and a senior adviser at Duke University; Barbara Oakley, a professor of engineering at Oakland University, who teaches a MOOC called “Learning How to Learn,” one of the most popular free online courses ever taught. The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a cloud of uncertainty over higher education.

How will we learn languages in the future?

Mark Smithers

Chatting with robots. What if the teachers from the future are robots! When we talk about the future, we often think of robots, and in the case of foreign language learning, this may well become a reality. The company Aldebaran Robotics already presented its NAO robot a few years ago, and it has been used as the basis for many projects, such as L2tor, a European project that seeks to use this robot to teach English or German.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

The growth in the edtech sector is most pronounced in the entire Asia-Pacific region which is predicted to become 54% of the global edtech market by 2020. A full suite solution like EdSense seamlessly combines project based learning with robotics, math lab, soft skills lab, AR/VR Lab, programming, design thinking tools and proper maintenance support.

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

Edsurge

He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. Rise of the robots Siemens has both an academic and an industry perspective on digital learning. What does it mean to be human in a digital age?

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

” – 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. I don’t believe that robots will take, let alone need take, all our jobs. This talk was delivered at Virginia Commonwealth University today as part of a seminar co-sponsored by the Departments of English and Sociology. The slides are also available here.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

science and student exchange programs through the end of the current budget cycle in 2020.” 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. (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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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Hack Education Weekly News

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From The Express Tribune in Pakistan : “Around 500,000 laptops are likely to be distributed among talented and deserving students by the year 2020, according to Prime Minister Youth Programme Chairwoman Leila Khan.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOC news is now much more often “job training” news, so there’s more on MOOCs in that section below. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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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” An op-ed in Forbes by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Make Online Education Great (For The First Time).” ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Robots hate the Common Core. ” Via Techcrunch : “ Disney Research has robots matching verbal styles with kids.” to 2020, to Reach $1.83 Education Politics.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Buzzfeed : “ Teachers Unions Think 2020 Is When They Will Defeat The Charter School Democrats.” ” In other learn-to-code news, the press release says that “ Mattel Expands Partnership With Tynker , Setting Goal To Introduce 10 Million Kids To Coding By 2020.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Responses to last week’s news about Western Governors University and the audit of its competency-based offerings: Via NPR : “Who Is A College Teacher, Anyway? Via Edsurge : “20 By 2020: Quizlet ’s Big Revenue Ambitions From Third-Party Content Partners.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via Getting Smart : “Using Robots to Teach Elementary Students About Human Nature.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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In 2013, on the heels of “the Year of the MOOC,” Barber released a report titled “An Avalanche is Coming,” calling for the “unbundling” of higher education. Imagine Discovering That Your Teaching Assistant Really Is a Robot,” The Wall Street Journal gushed in 2016 , documenting an experiment undertaken at Georgia Tech in which a chatbot called “Jill Watson” answered questions in a course’s online forum. MOOCs are, no surprise, their own entry on this long list of awfulness.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Buzzfeed : “ Online Charter Schools Prepare For A Trump-Era Boom.” “Could robots be marking your homework ?” ” – “ China’s STEM learning industry may reach $15 billion by 2020.” Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ Obama to Dismantle Visitor Registry Before Trump Can Revive It.”