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Some Thoughts on the UNESCO OER Recommendation

Iterating Toward Openness

First, and it will surprise no one that this is the first item on my list, is the definition. UNESCO’s canonical definition of OER does not require “free public access” to a resource for that resource to be an OER, as some have tried to argue it should.

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Let’s Teach in Pajamas Forever

The Jose Vilson

Contrary to my own public activism and advocacy, I propose that we move the nation’s largest public school system into a completely online endeavor forever and a day. I’d definitely want a principal who can lead the school and rally their staff from their houses.

How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

It may be not full of earthly riches, but definitely full of meaning and full of legacy. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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Effective Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

EdNews Daily

Self Advocacy and Resources for Students. at Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone company. By Suzanne Carreker. Dyslexia affects an estimated 15-20 percent of the U.S. population.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

It may be not full of earthly riches, but definitely full of meaning and full of legacy. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

‘You’re stuck’: America wants to reopen its economy. It won’t happen without schools or child care

The Hechinger Report

The expanded safety net, though, doesn’t apply to workers at private companies with 500 or more employees. Katherine Gallagher Robbins, child care and early education director at the Center for Law and Social Policy, an advocacy group for low-income families.

As jobs grow hard to fill, businesses join the drive to push rural residents toward college

The Hechinger Report

It’s that fewer than one in five of adults in the entire surrounding Humphreys County have at least an associate degree, according to census data analyzed by the nonprofit advocacy organization Complete Tennessee. My parents definitely want me to go for those two free years,” he said. “It’s

What’s in a Name? Inside the Pricey, ‘Laborious’ Process of Education Rebrands

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In late October, education policy and advocacy group iNACOL opened its annual conference with a bang. That was definitely not cheap,” says Lenz, adding that the cost of a revamp for a small to midsize organization would almost never run into seven figures.

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

Iterating Toward Openness

To offset all this double counting, there is the separate issue of the many “whole course” OER that OTL refuses to index because they don’t meet the OTL’s definition of “textbook.” Developers who are known to be doing this work on their own, with no financial contribution happening from any company” represented only 8.2% These are huge companies that compete directly with each other in many ways. Companies and organizations that only work with OER don’t have these costs.

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How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

The new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act , or ESSA, also provides increased access to funding for physical education by including the subject in its definition of a “well-rounded education.”. “At What is definitely tied to brain health, Hillman said, is physical fitness.

Seven Questions for Sandra Liu Huang, Chan Zuckerberg's New Head of Education

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After a career working at tech-centric companies including Google and Quora in product roles, Liu Huang joined CZI in 2017 to oversee the product development, notably the Summit Learning platform. CZI aims to be a different type of philanthropy looking to integrate grantmaking, advocacy and technology to serve others. You’ve helped build products for Google and Facebook, companies that in recent months have been scrutinized over data collection and sharing practices.

Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The Hechinger Report

Even with that, financial documents show, the company has yet to turn a profit , thanks to the high cost of recruiting new students. The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students and other advocacy groups are lobbying Congress to mandate training for graduate mentors and advisors.

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More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

Ask a publisher why inclusive access is good for students and the list of reasons they will provide sounds like it came straight off a 2013 OER advocacy slide. The question we must each ask ourselves is – what is the real goal of our OER advocacy? My definition of open, when used in the context of open content or open educational resources, has been crystal clear and unchanging for over a decade.

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Unleashing the Potential of Every Child #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

It may be not full of earthly riches, but definitely full of meaning and full of legacy. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

The Hechinger Report

Of those who do enroll at universities on the island, fewer than half earn degrees, even after six years , the advocacy group Excelencia in Education reports, compared to more than 58 percent of college students nationwide.

With Unfilled Jobs, Businesses Push Rural Residents Toward College

MindShift

It’s that fewer than one in five adults in the entire surrounding Humphreys County have at least an associate degree, according to census data analyzed by the nonprofit advocacy organization Complete Tennessee. When the Chemours chemical plant in New Johnsonville, Tenn.,

Critical Thinking in Academia and Calling a Spade a Spade

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It would be years before I found “my voice” again in my teaching and advocacy. Time and again, with every tech company that I encounter, the feedback is real. Am I violating some odd copyright if I refuse this definition of my work?

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

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He’s put $100 million of his own money into his company Kernel (which I guess means we’re supposed to believe it’s a real, viable thing) with the promise of developing computer chip implants that will bolster human intelligence. Elon Musk – a totally reliable person with his predictions of the future of the business of science – has founded a company called Neuralink that does something similar.

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BENCHMARK EDUCATION COMPANY ADVANCEALL ( benchmarkeducation.com ) Benchmark Education Company (BEC) released Advance ALL, a new series motivating students to read with literary and informational reading text sets.

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Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

I’ve definitely heard from at least 10 parents who are like, ‘I don’t know what’s going on,’ ” O’Connor said. “ ‘Is this good for my child?’ ”.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Tom Webster, the VP of strategy at the market research firm Edison Research, argued that the report should be viewed as “an extremely effective piece of content marketing,” pointing to the number of slides that cite data about or by a portfolio company of Meeker’s employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Smith Caulfield. “Why are there 72 slides about gaming, from a company invested in EA, Zynga, Mobcrush, and Magic Leap?”

Colleges provide misleading information about their costs

The Hechinger Report

The think tank New America and the student advocacy organization uAspire found that colleges they studied used 136 different terms for “unsubsidized student loan” — in two dozen cases, without actually including the word “loan.” College graduates in the academic year just ended.

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A Video Game About Conflict Resolution Helps Develop Empathy for Refugees

MindShift

” Mayen is now focused on bringing Salaam to a larger audience by releasing an enhanced version on Facebook Instant Games, through the company he created, Junub Games. Lual Mayen, a video game developer based in Washington, D.C., remembers the first time he saw a computer.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

It’s always fascinating to look at ed-tech companies’ job postings – this one is from Khan Academy. The new company will be called Touch Press (which was the name of another company that StoryToys acquired last year). ” Definitely no one I trust more on this topic, no siree. iNACOL has released a report on advocacy for competency-based education. US Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Vice Presidential debate this week.

Is California saving higher education?

The Hechinger Report

I definitely want to be out of here in four years,” Soberano said. I definitely want to be out of here in four years,” Soberano said. “If Jaelyn Deas at her work-study job at San Jose State University.

Youth will determine the outcome of the 2018 midterms

The Hechinger Report

A recent survey by the polling company Socialsphere of 14- to 29-year-olds revealed that top priorities among these voters are gun control, access to higher education, and healthcare reform — all issues that stick in the craw of Republicans.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

Whatever the Justice Department decides to do, disability advocates are prepared to pursue the GNETS case as a class action lawsuit if necessary, said Alison Barkoff, advocacy director at the Center for Public Representation , a public-interest disability law firm.

The Histories of Personalized Learning

Hack Education

“Personalized learning,” according to some definitions, is driven by students’ own interests and inquiry rather than by the demands or standards imposed by the instructor, the school, the state.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom? Via The Outline : “The rise and fall of the company behind ’ Reader Rabbit’ and all your favorite educational games.” The learn-to-code company has raised $6.9 The NYT’s Natasha Singer writes about tech companies’ attempts to shape legislation that would give consumers more control over their data: “Just Don’t Call It Privacy.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly sharing five school districts’ private information with an advisory company while it was negotiating for the districts’ contracts.” ” I haven’t seen the ed-tech press cover this story, even though one of the charges he faced involved a contract with the ed-tech company Edgenuity. For-profit higher ed company Education Management Corp says it will close 22 out of 26 of its Brown Mackie College locations.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

The New York Times tried to keep track of all the 45th President’s falsehoods this year, but it seems to have abandoned its “ definitive list ” some time in July. It’s the relationship of these companies to information and to education. (A

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. Arguably, there is no better example of this than the ongoing push that “everyone should learn to code,” led at the K–12 level by the industry-backed advocacy organization Code.org. For a complete look at who funded learn-to-code companies this year, visit funding.hackeducation.com.).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Politico : “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has increased her financial stake in a ‘neurofeedback’ company that says its technology treats attention deficit disorder and the symptoms of autism. Via Ed Week’s Market Brief : “ African Ed-Tech Incubator Aims to Set Companies, and Students, on Winning Path.” ” At this stage, any company that compares themselves to Uber is out of their mind. The messaging company has raised $2.25

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