The Midas Touch shatters Theranos’ dream of disruption

The Christensen Institute

Early last week, reports surfaced that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had threatened to sanction Theranos Inc., an early-stage diagnostics company, by banning founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes from participating in any laboratory business for at least two years. Later in the week, the matter took a turn for the worse when it was revealed that the company was under a federal, criminal investigation.

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Teachers' Essential Guide to Google Classroom

Graphite Blog

Google Classroom is not a stand-alone learning management system (LMS), course management system (CMS), or student information system (SIS). Anytime a tool might collect data from students, it's important to ask questions about how the companies involved are securing, using, or storing student data. Our article Nine Apps and Websites That Integrate with Google Classroom covers a handful of these, but the list certainly doesn't end there. What is Google Classroom?

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Christopher Pappas shares this article on avoiding the pitfalls of poor instructional design, i.e. using an LMS/CMS as a document repository with a built-in discussion forum. The article outlines important questions that you should answer before jumping into the design process, and then gives you examples of how to map course activities onto your proposed learning objectives.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

I wrote “an explainer” of sorts on Thiel and his politics, and I listed the education companies that he’s invested in. Have any ed-tech companies, particularly those funded by Thiel or Zuckerberg or Y Combinator, spoken out about this? You can always find out which education companies these folks have funded through my research at funding.hackeducation.com. ” Via The Wall Street Journal : “For-profit education company Apollo Education Group Inc.

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