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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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” 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. ” That’s because the stories told this year to keep us hustling and to keep up imagining a certain kind of future are almost all about robots. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over again we were told “robots are coming for your jobs.”

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Via The New Yorker : “ Georgia ’s Separate and Unequal Special-Education System.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Trump administration’s list of primary finalists to operate an overhauled student loan servicing system excludes Navient , a large and controversial servicer, which instead is participating in the program as a subcontractor in a team.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep that MOOC hype alive.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Clickers” are definitely not new — indeed, in my research for Teaching Machines , I found examples of classroom response systems dating back to the 1950s. MOOCs are, no surprise, their own entry on this long list of awfulness.

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” The Black Alliance for Educational Options , a charter school advocacy group, announced it will cease operations at the end of the year. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs. “Learning Creative Learning: It’s not a MOOC , it’s a community,” says the MIT Media Lab. “A Proposal to Put the ‘M’ Back in MOOCs ” – an op-ed by Class Central ’s Dhawal Shah in Edsurge.

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Newark has control once again of its public school system, which the state took away from the city 22 years ago. Via BocaNews : “Parents throughout South Palm Beach County are using iReady on behalf of their children, possibly skewing scores – and usefulness – of the $6-Million diagnostic computer system.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week. ” “What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?” “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” More questions about MOOCs in the Betteridge’s Headlines section below. And more on MOOCs in the credentialing section below as well. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” Via Chalkbeat : “For Betsy DeVos and her former advocacy group, the future of education means ‘ personalization ,’ including virtual schools.” ” Her “former advocacy group” – although considering she spoke there last week, I’m not sure how “former” it really is – is the American Federation for Children. “After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter?”

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “An Education Department plan to begin cutting large debt collection firms out of the student loan system is on hold after Congress warned against move.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Wired : “How Silicon Valley Fuels an Informal Caste System.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Department of Education Announces Requirements for New Federal Loan Servicing System.” ” Via the Education Law Center : “Several New Jersey civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the State Board of Education. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot.”

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Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors , Advocacy Group Says.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Edsurge : “ Robots Won’t Replace Instructors , 2 Penn State Educators Argue. ” Via Futurism.com : “Schools Are Installing Bathroom Surveillance Systems to Bust Vapers.”

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” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” ” Via the Argus Leader : “A former official with National American University has accused the South Dakota based for-profit system of defrauding the United States government out of millions of dollars in a student aid program , a lawsuit unsealed Thursday in federal court alleges.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” (Note: there’s a response to this article by Georgia Tech professor Ashok Goel, who builds teaching chat-bots, in the “robots” section below. ” Via The Verge : “ Duolingo overhauled its fluency system to make it harder for advanced users.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” The Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued a statement on the nomination of Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. Under the new system, most students who have been approved for test accommodations in high school will receive accommodations as long as their high school can answer two questions in the affirmative: ‘Is the requested accommodation(s) in the student's plan?’ Presidential-Elect Trump. “The Long Game of Betsy DeVos ” by Jennifer Berkshire.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Absorb (learning management system) – $59 million. Wonder Workshop (robotics) – $41 million. AltSchool (private school; learning management system) – $40 million. AltSchool (private school; learning management system) – $172.9 D2L (learning management system) – $165 million. Robotics , with ~ $99 million in funding. Learning management systems , with ~ $65 million in funding.

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Isn’t Liberia outsourcing its education system to a Gates and Zuckerberg-backed startup , Bridge International Academies ? ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Hechinger Report : “ Virtual charter schools need ‘bold action’ for change, says national charter school advocacy group.” From Phil Hill : “Update on UC Davis LMS Fiasco: Finishing the term with two partial systems.”

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Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary? Candidate VoiceThread for Digital Education - Kelli Stair- teacher/ writer An Example STEAM and Maker-Education Curriculum: From Puppets to Robots - Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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