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3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

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Guest Article Written By: Bob La Loggia. These clues exist not just in classroom performance or student transcripts, but also on social media sites and in other virtual landscapes. Still, universities could be using social cues more effectively. Evaluate social signals.

Education Technology, Betsy DeVos, and the Innovation Gospel

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This is part two of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” I confess: most of my social media networks are focused on education. The reversal of Obama-era policies designed to protect students from predatory for-profits , particularly with a series of decisions about student loans – enough that this warrants its own article in this series. Theranos, the troubled blood-testing company. SoFi, the student loan company.

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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. ” Via The Conversation : “ Purdue-Kaplan deal blurs lines between for-profit and public colleges.” ” There’s more on the new Kaplan in the accreditation section below. Now the company is betting big on both,” says Inside Higher Ed.

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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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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. I think it’s called “social emotional learning” in education circles though.) ” Wait, so Purdue is gonna run Kaplan and a nuclear lab? Or maybe the company it’s using for its predictive analytics programs – EAB, I think – does and that’s why we’re hearing all these stories. ” Kaltura has acquired Rapt Media.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Prior to the department spending $6 million on iPads, Apple spent more than $5300 on meals and lodging for state Superintendent Mark Johnson and five other education officials to visit the company’s HQ. And before you sic your PR team on me, yes, I realize that Purdue Global is not a for-profit, even though it’s mostly a rebranded Kaplan.

'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. These have all been separate articles in each series. ” Rather, McMillan Cottom argues these students are making rational decisions in a world of growing economic precarity and shrinking social programs. “Tracking” – an educational practice that re-inscribed social inequalities.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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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?”

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Department of State has received emergency approval from the Office of Management and Budget to collect additional information regarding certain visa applicants ’ travel and employment histories, familial connections, and social media usage in accordance with a notice it posted in the Federal Register May 4. ” No disclosure in the article that Edsurge shares investors with both these companies. The tutoring company has raised $244.2