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For Some Students, #DeleteFacebook Is Not Really an Option

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But for some students whose class assignments and discussions are tied to the social network, it’s not as simple as it sounds. She also liked posting links to articles, and enjoyed seeing students do so too. She says if she was still using Facebook groups, she doesn’t think the recent news about the company would bother her. Opting out of social media, he says, isn’t ever really an option for people.

A Guide to Picking a Learning Management System: The Right Questions to Ask

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Over the past 10 years, new learning management systems (LMSs) have sprung on the scene to rival the Blackboards and Moodles of old. And with certain established companies like Pearson pulling out of the LMS ranks , where do you start? Pennsylvania social studies teacher Tami Flood adds that it’s worth checking to see “if there’s a parent app” to share information about student progress. #3:

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The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018)

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Subsidized by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, some publications have repeatedly run overtly and covertly sponsored articles that hawk the future of learning as “personalized,” as focused on “ the whole child.” A teacher in front of a blackboard.

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This article from the New York Times, “ I’m Not Texting, I’m Taking Notes “, is pretty interesting. He refers to himself as a “digital native”, and acknowledges this is a norm for him and his friends, while not perhaps the norm for others in the company.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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” Re-reading that article now makes me cringe. I was inspired, I think, to select that topic because talk of “platforms” was incredibly popular in Silicon Valley – it had been for a while – as companies strove to become “the next Facebook.”

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. E-Literate claimed this week that “ Canvas Surpasses Blackboard Learn in US Market Share” – with some additional analysis about “What’s Important about the Blackboard Market Share News.” Canvas has two more installations than Blackboard in the E-Literate calculations? The company has raised $20.4 The company had raised some $40.5

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Sandler is also the founder of the ed-tech company Nibletz. ” I’m putting this story here as it discusses VCs’ willingness to continue to invest in Mike Cagney , the former head of the student loan company SoFi. The company: RIB Software SE. “ Apple is now a $1 trillion company,” says The Verge. My apologies that this is a day late.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. There’s also an article on financial aid and cybersecurity in the data and surveillance section below. “After the SAT make-up test was given this weekend, reports again circulated on social media that the make-up test included many questions from an SAT widely available in Asia,” says Inside Higher Ed. Companies Should Know About Asia’s Edtech Market.”

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Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

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Facebook, like many digital technology companies, promises that in exchange for collecting your personal data – your name, your age, your gender, your photos, metadata on your photos, your location, your preferences, your browsing and clicking habits, your friends’ names – it will deliver “personalization.” ” Data can be shared with any company that Facebook deems necessary. Blackboard claims Blackboard’s personalized learning products work.

B. F. Skinner: The Most Important Theorist of the 21st Century

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This talk was presented (virtually) to Nathan Fisk’s class on digital media and learning at the University of South Florida. I post my thoughts, my writing on my own websites , even though social media has really discouraged us from doing this. And John Dewey was a philosopher whose work at the University of Chicago Lab School was deeply connected with that of other social reformers in Chicago – Jane Addams and Hull House, for example.

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A graphic essay in Fusion : “Betsy DeVos’ ‘ School Choice ’ Movement Isn’t Social Justice. ” Via Politico : “A complex legal battle involving dozens of debt collection companies fighting over contracts with the Education Department has essentially suspended the government’s ability to collect defaulted student loans , the Trump administration disclosed in a court filing on Monday night.” Microsoft had a media event this week.

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” “Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse , more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” Thank God we spent the last 20 years paying a dozen middle-aged white men to rehash the same articles on how political correctness on campus is the true threat to free speech [link] — Dara Very Rude Elevator Screamers Kaye (@DaraKaye) October 29, 2018.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” And I am not even linking to the National Review article promoting this racist crap. Now the company is betting big on both,” says Inside Higher Ed. Meanwhile on Campus… The New York Times on “How the Parkland Students Got So Good at Social Media ” – a really important corrective, I’d argue, to that “digital native” silliness.

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” Via Politico : “ Several Trump appointees shared unflattering views of minorities, women on social media.” The sale of the Apollo Education Group , parent company of the University of Phoenix , has been finalized. See her article on Betsy DeVos in the politics section above.). Student loan company SoFi will acquire Zenbanx. ” Via The New York Times : “ Generation X More Addicted to Social Media Than Millennials , Report Finds.”

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” That is, the latest from Blackboard announcing a string of changes to executive roles. If your marketing department thinks this is a good idea, if your media studies department thinks this is a good idea, tell them to read more. Denny Sanford, whose company – checks notes – sells social emotional learning curriculum to schools.

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Via Education Week : “ DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism , ADHD.” ” “Betsy DeVos Won’t Shed Stake in Biofeedback Company , Filings Show,” The New York Times reports. was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.” “Harvard Management Company to Lay Off Half Its Staff,” The Harvard Crimson reports.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? “ Is Blackboard dying? ” Just grand that Facebook is running a bunch of media literacy and digital training courses for community colleges. I mean, clearly the company has a strong grasp on the politics of information.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” (Juul is an e-cigarette that markets its product to teens and peddles social emotional learning content.). “ Village Capital ’s ongoing social entrepreneurship programs is like a friendlier – and perhaps more impactful – version of Survivor,” says Edsurge. “ Are Universities Training Socially Minded Programmers?

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. I’ll look more closely at discrimination by design – in software and in algorithms – in the final article in this series.) ” “ How Asian test-prep companies swiftly exposed the brand-new SAT.” ” (More on this in the next article in this series.)

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. “ Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free – and Be Financially Sustainable? ” (Note: there’s a response to this article by Georgia Tech professor Ashok Goel, who builds teaching chat-bots, in the “robots” section below. The company sells a tablet for use in prison.

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Disclosure alert : no mention that Edsurge, which published this article, shares an investor with Class Central.). The math tutoring company has previously raised $4.7 Via iNews : “ University to monitor student social media to gauge well-being.” Blackboard says it is “Putting data in the hands of students.” ” UVA’s Daniel Willingham on research on computers and children’s social lives. Education Politics.

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Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

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This graph comes from an article in the online publication Vox that includes a couple of those darling made-to-go-viral videos of young children using “old” technology like rotary phones and portable cassette players – highly clickable, highly sharable stuff.

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Lots of reporting on various court filings in the Trump University case, particularly those about the company’s “ playbooks ” detailing how former employees sold its course packages, targeting vulnerable populations. City native and rap superstar Fetty Wap released a music video last week for his latest single, ‘Wake Up,’ filmed at Eastside High School, according to social media posts by the rapper. The company has raised $10.35

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