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The big four publishers - Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor and Francis and Springer - are making huge profits worldwide from the goodwill of academics. No-one knows for certain, but we know for sure how many access an article from an online journal.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A glimpse : “In China ’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’ ” Via Class Central : “By The Numbers: MOOCs in 2018.” ” “ University of California System is playing hardball with Elsevier in negotiations that could transform the way it pays to read and publish research,” says Inside Higher Ed.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Stop Asking About Completion Rates: Better Questions to Ask About MOOCs in 2019,” says Edsurge. There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below, perhaps prompting another question that Edsurge doesn’t think to ask: “How viable are these companies that are being used to outsource and privatize online higher education?”

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the job training section below. A new project from the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel : “Reimagining College Access: Performance Assessments From K–12 Through Higher Education.” I don’t recall if I talked about Elsevier when I wrote about platforms as part of my 2017 review.

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The for-profit Charlotte School of Law says it might get its access to federal financial aid restored. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options.” Pretty sure this is the best MOOC story of the week: “ Russian Underground Launches Online Courses in Card Fraud ,” Infosecurity Group reports. Elsevier has acquired bepress.

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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”). Just a few weeks after Daphne Koller ’s announcement she was leaving the MOOC startup she co-founded, Coursera unveiled “ Coursera for Business ” this week, marking its pivot from “democratizing higher ed” to “ training corporate employees.”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us. There’s some (sorta) MOOC-related news in the venture funding section below. Because MOOCs on an airplane proved to be such an effective mode of instruction. Elsevier on “The Augmented Researcher: What Does 2018 Hold for AI in Publishing ?” MOOCs weren’t really MOOCs either.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Andrew Ng , Co-Founder of Coursera , Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course.” ” The Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.” (National) Education Politics. The AP interviews US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos , who laments “she didn’t decry racism enough.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “A judge will allow Ohio ’s education department to review attendance records that could force Ohio’s largest online charter to return millions of its funding,” says the AP. More on MOOC “degrees” and possible legal troubles in the politics section above. The BBC reports that “ Cuba signs deal for faster internet access to Google content.” The Trump Administration.

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” “ Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen ,” says TorrentFreak. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Why Haven’t MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?” The open-access publisher PLOS has a new CEO : Alison Mudditt. Education Politics. Via The Washington Post : “ Trump ’s first full education budget : Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice.”

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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. A New York district court awarded Elsevier US$15 million in damages for copyright infringement by Sci-Hub , the Library of Genesis (LibGen) project and related sites.” (National) Education Politics.

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Trump’s education platform promises to “make post-secondary options more affordable and accessible through technology enriched delivery models.” ” “Make MOOCs great again.” ” From the press release : “ Jisc Collections and Elsevier Sign Landmark UK Agreement, Securing Access to Research Publications and Initiating Open Science Collaboration.” Presidential Politics. President-Elect Donald J. Trump.

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” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” 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. Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill : Special Education.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Politico : Western Governors University , “the nation’s leading provider of competency-based educatio n – which the Education Department’s independent watchdog last month said violated federal student aid rules – is expanding into North Carolina.” In the future, you might want to look for most MOOC-related news in the “business of job training” section below.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Inside Higher Ed has more details on the University of California Berkeley ’s announcement that they’ll remove free online content rather than comply with a Justice Department demand to make it accessible to those with disabilities. ” Something something Brexit something something MOOCs will save British higher ed. “ Elsevier Wants CloudFlare to Expose Pirate Sites,” TorrentFreak reports.

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Via The San Jose Mercury News : “In a direct challenge to California ’s landmark law guaranteeing public access to beaches, Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla on Thursday filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that he should not be required to allow public access to Martins Beach in San Mateo County.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). The program will focus on nonprofits that help refugees, which will be able to apply for fee waivers to access the Coursera course catalog.” Elsevier has acquired Hivebench. Education Politics. I watched the results roll in from the Brexit referendum last night with great, great sadness. My mum is British, and I’ve always joked that my British passport is one of my most prized possessions.

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Elsevier has acquired SSRN , an online open access repository. Education Politics. “ U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. Statement on the Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.” ” Via The Atlantic: “ The Challenge of Educational Inequality.” ” Via NPR : “The U.S.