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The Weaponization of Education Data

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A file configuration error at Schoolzilla that exposed the data of some 1.3 Data stolen from a community college’s health clinic. A data breach at a school board in Ontario. A data breach at the Chicago Public Schools. More data collection will improve course design.

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Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

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Inspired by the breakout podcast Serial, four years ago two digital learning leaders at the University of Central Florida created their own podcast—focused on online learning instead of true crime. Not everyone thinks that’s possible, of course, and even Cavanagh, vice provost for digital learning at the University of Central Florida, admits that edtech can spark plenty of new ethical challenges along the way. But I am sort of all-in on analytics as a concept.

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What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

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The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the latest NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education. Adaptive Learning Technologies. Mobile Learning. Blended Learning Designs. Collaborative Learning. Growing Focus on Measuring Learning.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm).

Ed-Tech in a Time of Trump

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It’s no surprise the Internet views us as objects, as products, our personal data as a commodity. Or, rather, have we adopted technologies for teaching and learning that are much more aligned with that military mission of command and control? Big data.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “Analysis of Georgia Tech ’s MOOC-inspired online master’s in computer science suggests that institutions can successfully deliver high-quality, low-cost degrees to students at scale.” From the press release : “IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Open Badges 2.0 Ramona Pierson , the founder of Declara , is now the head of learning products at Amazon ( according to LinkedIn , at least). The third: lifelong learning.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Mozilla announced it is handing the Open Badges initiative to the IMS Global Learning Consortium. Via Campus Technology : “ Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot.” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Providers Will Need Permission to Collect Private Data.”

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Department of Education has released data showing there were 539 institutions placed on heightened cash monitoring as of Dec. More about the politics of education data – particularly regarding undocumented students – in the data and surveillance section below. Via Zion Market Research : “ Massive Open Online Course Market : Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2016-2024.”

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The learn-to-code company Treehouse has launched “Techdegrees,” “a guided-learning experience designed to prepare students for entry-level developer jobs at companies across the country.” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. Education Politics.