From Neutrality to Inequality: Why the FCC Is Dismantling Equal Access and What It Could Mean for Education

Edsurge

The college library, catalog, financial aid, admissions, registration, and of course, the school’s website, all have important digital services and are all easily accessible on the net. Under previous FCC action, internet-service providers (ISP) were prohibited from blocking, slowing-down or speeding-up access to web content and services. Under the new FCC guidelines, these historic protections will now be crippled.

New Teachers Won’t Save Us

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How to update your “class website” in a manner that is appropriate, within school guidelines and gets your message across to your community. We can do better… Random Thoughts COETAIL Connectivism gamification mooc presentation reverse instruction

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Stanford Calls for Responsible Use of Student Data in Higher Ed

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Unsure about what to do, many colleges and universities are restricting researchers’ access to student data. The guidelines center on four core ideas. moment about the need for a big data code of ethics came soon after “MOOC mania” struck higher education in 2012. The sudden rise of MOOCs, or massive open online courses, and the deluge of data that followed were both thrilling and unsettling. Note: This article originally appeared in Stanford News.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Or one could look at ed-tech companies that laid off staff: the coding bootcamp Galvanize , the analytics company Civitas Learning , the learning management system Schoology , MOOC provider Coursera , the education giant Pearson , for example. Education Week also reported in February that the State Educational Technology Directors Association had released a new website that offered guidelines on purchasing digital materials.

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Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Trump Administration Will Rescind Obama-Era Guidelines on Race-Conscious Admissions.” Via NPR : “‘Access to Literacy ’ Is Not a Constitutional Right , Judge in Detroit Rules.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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The Department of Education has released its newly proposed guidelines for school accountability. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs for credit ! FutureLearn announced that two UK universities – the University of Leeds and the Open University – will offer MOOCs that will be accepted for college credit. For more on MOOCs for credit, see the “MOOCs” section above. Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via George Veletsianos : “A large-scale study of Twitter Use in MOOCs.” ” Research finds there’s a " global achievement gap in MOOCs. Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.” ” Via Bill Fitzgerald : “Accessible tips for people to protect their privacy.” Education Politics.

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“Obama administration guidelines for LGBT student protections under Title IX remain in place, and the student codes at Liberty and Bob Jones Universities appear to violate them,” says Inside Higher Ed. 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. Education Politics.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Edsurge points to new guidelines for education companies participating in Y Combinator ’s startup accelerator program. Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible. Via the MIT Technology Review : “ AT&T Is Selling Law Enforcement Access to Its Customers’ Data.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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on Wednesday announced new guidelines that aim to provide more transparent information for borrowers and more accountability for the companies that manage repayment of federal student loans ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via The Oregonian : “Two former University of Oregon Counseling & Testing Center employees, who blew the whistle on a superior they said accessed an alleged rape victim’s health records without her consent, settled a lawsuit with the school.”

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Via The New York Times : “ Trump Drops Defense of Obama Guidelines on Transgender Students.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Should Online Courses Go Through ‘Beta Testing’?” NPR on MOOC Micromasters. Via Education Week’s Market Brief : “ Amazon Joins With Purchasing Group to Give Schools Access to Online Marketplace.” Education Politics.