A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 3, 2017 Betsy DeVos: President Trump delivers on education promises | USA Today → This is an incredible statement: "Trump has delivered on his promise to support school choice and offer students access to quality options.“ Who would have ever guessed that open access publishing leads to the wider dissemination of ideas? Tagged on: February 27, 2017 Limited internet access leaves York Co.

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Future-Proofing College by Embracing ‘Purpose Learning’

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At the most recent ASU GSV Summit, machine-learning pioneer Andrew Ng (and co-founder of Coursera) warned audience members to steer their children away from becoming radiologists. Students in the program work on real-world problems, such as making solar energy economical, providing access to clean water, securing cyberspace, restoring and improving urban infrastructure, developing carbon sequestration methods, and many others.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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” (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. Coursera (online education) –- $64 million. Coursera (online education) – $210.1 GSV (with investments in CreativeLive, MasterClass, PeopleGrove, Raise.me, Voxy, Lightneer, Nearpod, Coursera, and Motimatic from GSV Acceleration, GSV Asset Management, and GSV Capital).

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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. An update on Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng’s employment status in the HR section below. Education Politics.

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“ ‘Top universities to offer full degrees online in five years’ ” says the BBC, citing a prediction made by Coursera ’s Daphne Koller. “ Career centers are providing more access to some companies than others (for a fee), a move that has career counselors concerned institutions are selling students to the highest bidder,” Inside Higher Ed reports. (I of California ’s Open-Access Promise Hits a Snag: The Faculty.”

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. 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. Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders.” The winners of this year’s Harold W McGraw Jr Prize in Education : Dr. Christine Cunningham, Founder and Director of Engineering is Elementary (EiE) at the Museum of Science; Dr. Sandy Shugart, President of Valencia College; and Chris Anderson, TED “curator.” Education Politics.

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Via Education Week : “One million high school students from low-income families will receive free internet access under President Barack Obama’s ’ My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative for minority males, the White House announced.” ” That for-profit is Laureate Education , the largest chain of for-profit schools in the world and an investor in Coursera. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” Via DelawareOnline : “The first step to reducing violence among young people is to have police officers assigned to elementary and middle schools, says a coalition of state officials, education administrators and police.” He was an instructor in one of several high-profile Coursera failures back in 2013. Microsoft has released an early access version of its Minecraft : Education Edition. Education Politics.

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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Furthermore, at launch, Pokémon Go demanded users sign over a great deal of personal data and grant permissions to the app that, for a time , gave it access to a user’s entire Google account. Fears of FERPA are frequently stoked to stymy certain projects – perhaps unnecessarily in some cases – but schools have not always been cautious about who has access to student data. This is part eight of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

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” For those keeping track of how ed-tech is intertwined in all this, here’s a list of Yuri Milner ’s education investments : 17zuoye, Remind, Coursera, Clever, Codecademy, ClassDojo, and General Assembly. ” Inside Higher Ed looks at “ inclusive access ,” which is a very misleading way of saying you’re forcing everyone to buy the course materials or digital textbooks thru a fee tacked on to tuition. (National) Education Politics.