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Education's Online Futures

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This is part six of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Some of the most oft-told tales in education in recent years have the following plot: the students all move from “brick-and-mortar” to “online.” There was all that ink spilled circa 2010 that Khan Academy and “ flipped learning ” were going to “ change the rules of education ,” replacing in-class instruction with online videos watched as homework.

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Technology and Casey Green on campus: Future Trends Forum #3, notes and full recording

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Another persistent trend is challenges caused by growing user numbers and activites, including both generating and demanding more data, online behavior abuses, security threats, and challenges about accessibility. ” Casey’s response: we have more information and expanded access to educational materials, but no increase in faculty productivity and no decrease in costs. Another problem less well discussed is the challenge of accessibility.

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(National) Education Politics. Thoughts on how this might effect education from Inside Higher Ed , from NPR , from Internet2 (via Bryan Alexander), from The Washington Post , and from Edsurge. Not Net Neutrality, but another potential FCC move – ending the E-Rate program. Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Education in the Courts.

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Education Politics. Department of Education released the America’s College Promise Playbook , a comprehensive and up-to-date resource guide that provides practitioners with relevant and actionable information about how they can offer more students access to an affordable, high-quality education through which students can go as far as their talents and work ethic can take them.” Education in the Courts.

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(National) Education Politics. Senate ’s education committee on a party-line vote Wednesday advanced the nomination of Carlos Muñiz for general counsel at the Department of Education ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Via WBEZ : “CPS Secretly Overhauled Special Education At Students’ Expense.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Bill Would Bar U.

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(National) Education Politics. The AP interviews US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos , who laments “she didn’t decry racism enough.” ” Via Politico : “New marching orders from Betsy DeVos’ civil rights chief have the Education Department churning through civil rights complaints. ” Via Education Week : “ ESSA Point Man Jason Botel to Leave Education Dept. ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

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Education Politics. Many in higher education opposed a British exit, or Brexit, from the union, arguing that membership in the E.U. ” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “With two executive orders, Gov. That’s what former Department of Education folks, Arne Duncan and Jim Shelton, have done.

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Education Politics. Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as the Secretary of Education – the first time that a Vice President has had to break a tie in the Senate for this sort of vote. See also, via Market Watch : “ K12 ’s stock rallies after DeVos confirmed as Secretary of Education.” Via NPR : “ Betsy DeVos ’ Graduation Rate Mistake.” Via WaPo : “ Federal website for special education is down. Education in the Courts.

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Education Politics. The vote for Betsy DeVos , Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education , has been delayed. Franken : No Democrat will vote for Betsy DeVos as education secretary – and we’re seeking Republicans to oppose her.” Via Education Week : “ DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism , ADHD.” He believes the future of education means all STEM, no arts and no humanities. ” Education in the Courts.

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Via The Washington Post : “Democratic senators press Trump ’s education pick Betsy DeVos to pay years-old $5.3 ” Via Education Week : “Who Is Part of Ed. ” Via The New York Times : “How Trump’s Education Nominee Bent Detroit to Her Will on Charter Schools.” Education Politics. Wheeler supported e-Rate reform and “ net neutrality.” That “online education pioneer” is Sebastian Thrun.

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Education Politics. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Congress, in an effort to limit federal involvement in higher education, has voted to eliminate Obama-era regulations on teacher-preparation programs.” ” Education Department hires include a venture capitalist, members of the Trump campaign, and a KIPP school founder. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “177 Private Colleges Fail Education Dept.’s

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The topic of education didn’t really come up, save Clinton’s invocation of “The Trump Effect” and the increased bullying in school. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Donald Trump Actually Talked About Higher Education on Thursday. The Chronicle of Higher Education has Falwell’s response to the students. Education Politics. The US Department of Education released new federal rules on teacher preparation programs.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. ” Via The Washington Post : “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos asked whether leakers could be prosecuted , internal report shows.” Immigration and Education. ” More via The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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