Remove Accessibility Remove Analysis Remove Broadband Remove MOOC
article thumbnail

From Good Intentions to Real Shortcomings: An Edtech Reckoning

Edsurge

As the bubbly enthusiasm in the democratizing power of platforms like Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Khan Academy quietly wanes, we’ve seen more attention to digital inequity like the homework gap and gender discrimination in coding careers. This was despite the fact that all three schools had the same levels of technology access.

EdTech 98
article thumbnail

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” ” Via CJR : “‘This is unprecedented’: Public colleges limiting journalist access.” MOOCs are out. Not Net Neutrality, but another potential FCC move – ending the E-Rate program.

Kaplan 50
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Politico : “The Trump administration has removed documents from an Education Department website aimed at transgender students , including those intended to help students fight for access to bathrooms of their choice.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Vive la MOOC révolution.

article thumbnail

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway.” The lawsuit contends that the publisher is “ predatory ” because it charges scholars to have their work published in open-access journals. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

article thumbnail

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Edsurge runs with Trump’s promise to boost rural broadband like it’s a truth anyone can count on. Via Nature : “One of the world’s largest science publishers, Elsevier , won a default legal judgement on 21 June against websites that provide illicit access to tens of millions of research papers and books.

article thumbnail

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible. Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Providers Will Need Permission to Collect Private Data.” Funding and Acquisitions (The Business of Ed-Tech).

article thumbnail

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Department of Veterans Affairs this week backed Ashford University ‘s attempt to shift its state-based eligibility for veterans’ benefits from Iowa to Arizona , likely preserving the for-profit university’s access to Post–9/11 GI Bill and active-duty military tuition benefits.”