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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 Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” ” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” ” Via CJR : “‘This is unprecedented’: Public colleges limiting journalist access.” MOOCs are out. “ Big data could solve the college-dropout problem ,” says The Washington Post.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges ” by Susan Dynarski. 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.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

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Via Techcrunch : “ FCC votes to negate broadband privacy rules.” 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.” 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. (National) Education Politics. “To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times.