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Colleges Should Build Online Programs, Not New Gyms and Climbing Walls

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One article reported that Udacity, a company that creates large-scale online courses, budgeted $200,000 per course, while edX charged $250,000 for its design and consulting services. Forbes noted that the giant online program management (OPM) company called 2U invested $5 to $10 million in software and marketing to launch an online MBA at the University of North Carolina. Education Technology MOOCs Higher Education

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As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

Wisewire

That’s how much Georgia Tech’s online master’s of computer science degree cost when it launched through MOOC-provider Udacity in 2014. While OPM-run programs report bigger enrollment growth than other online programs, those gains are slowing as competition heats up. That process can take about three to four years including time to develop the program, according to the company’s founder, John Katzman. ” Original Article Source: [link].

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

When I first started working as a tech reporter, I assumed – naively – that venture capitalists were smart people who did thorough research before funding a company. I assumed that they looked to see if the company could do what it promised – financially, technologically. Its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, dropped out of Stanford to start the company when she was just 19. Microsoft bought three companies in 2018. Vive la MOOC révolution.

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

Edsurge

As this article was being written, the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world, forcing a global experiment in online education as schools and colleges closed their doors and moved teaching to online formats. Newkirk calls his company Acuitus , in hopes of encouraging sharpness of thought. He co-founded the company in 1999 with Maria Machado, who also got her start in the semiconductor industry before turning her attention to education.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

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They noted the menu of research reports, graphics and videos, and the “About” page describing the site as a project of a “nonprofit research organization” called the Employment Policies Institute. Can middle-school students spot “native advertising” (ads masquerading as articles) on a crowded news website? By and large, according to a report the group published last month, the answer in each case is no. appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Northport, N.Y.,

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” Some of these experimental sites included MOOCs and coding bootcamps. “ 18 States Are Suing Betsy DeVos Over For-Profit College Rules ,” Buzzfeed reports. Via The Washington Post : “SEC settles fraud charges against defunct for-profit college company ITT.” ” “College made millions by tricking Indigenous people, court finds,” The Guardian reports. More on certifications in the MOOC section above.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Reports.” ” More on the report from Pacific Standard. ” “ Turkey has reacted angrily to suggestions that it might tone down its attack on Saudi Arabia over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi if the United States agrees to extradite an opponent of President Erdogan,” The Times reports. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: Some Thoughts from ASU+GSV

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I was there on a reporting trip, as part of the research I’m doing as a Spencer Fellow. I’m also working on a magazine article that’ll come out this fall on education technology and venture capital. VCs often speak of having an “investment thesis” – a strategy for why they fund certain companies. Yes, I went to ASU+GSV – my first time at the event in the event’s nine year history. It was everything y’all said it would be.

Educational Crises and Ed-Tech: A History

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As the Superintendent William Johnson wrote in an article in The New York Times a week after the experiment launched, So far as possible, fifteen minutes' time is given to each broadcast above the fourth grade. Superintendent Johnson reported that the move to radio instruction was embraced enthusiastically by students — some 315,000 tuned in, he estimated, although he admitted he had no way of knowing for sure. Like a MOOC, but in the school gym.

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” “8 Grad Students Are Arrested Protesting the GOP Tax Bill on Capitol Hill,” The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Adam Harris reported on Tuesday. Via NPR : “ School Voucher Programs Should Be Clear About Disability Rights , Report Says.” ” That’s a report from the GAO. “Without Net Neutrality , How Would Internet Companies Treat K–12 Districts?” More on the report in The Washington Post.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

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The stories that I write about the “Top Ed-Tech Trends” are the antithesis of most articles you’ll see about education technology that invoke “top” and “trends.” ” – that’s Sebastian Thrun, best known perhaps for his work at Google on the self-driving car and as a co-founder of the MOOC (massive open online course) startup Udacity. The very next day, Apple shares hit $97.80, an all-time high for the company.

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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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” And in Delaware , “Authorities have arrested two Smyrna high school students in connection with threats involving clowns and bombs ,” the AP reports. ” “ Clown College Calls National Rash of Rumored Clown Scares ‘Troubling’,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. AllAfrica reports that the Kenyan government will begin distributing some 1.2 Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Another notable area of growth: the size of the report itself, which has expanded from 66 slides in 2011 to 355 this year , with the number of slides almost doubling in the last year alone. There is much to learn from the Meeker report.

Testing and the future of education: Anya Kamenetz on Future Trends Forum #6

Bryan Alexander

The company making this software claimed as an achievement to have prevented three suicides by detecting self-harm signals through pupils’ digital activity. This example surfaces new questions about student data and privacy, such as: are administrators mandatory reporters? While a school keeps something on each student, those pupils are empowered with the artifacts made along the way of learning: projects, papers, reports, other materials produced, a transcript.

Education's Online Futures

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And then there were MOOCs , of course, and all those predictions and all those promises about the end of college as we know it: “MOOCs make education borderless, gender-blind, race-blind, class-blind and bank account-blind” and similar fables. Although no, to be clear, we are not on track for half of high school classes to be online or for higher education to be replaced by Udacity, and no, MOOCs have not transformed higher ed into some magical meritocracy.).

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via The Hechinger Report : “Most immigrants outpace Americans when it comes to education – with one big exception.” ” There’s more on legal battles involving student loan companies in the business of financial aid section below. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). The student loan company has raised $803.6

Education Technology and the Promise of 'Free' and 'Open'

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The Rebranding of MOOCs. Remember 2012 , “ The Year of the MOOC? Remember in 2012 when Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller said in her TED Talk that her company’s goal was to “take the best courses from the best instructors at the best universities and provide it to everyone around the world for free”? MOOCs are not particularly "open." Google)’s biotech company, Calico.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Perhaps the disappearance (and reported murder) of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi doesn’t seem like an education technology story. “Technology companies can no longer turn a blind eye to the human rights abuses of one of their largest investors.” ” Navitas is a for-profit education company that runs courses in Australia (and elsewhere).

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“ Tax bill reflects rift between many Republicans and higher education,” The Washington Post reports. Restores Pell Eligibility to Nearly 300,000 Students,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. Mostly tutoring companies.). “ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. (National) Education Politics.

(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week for the past eight or so years, I have gathered a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this has fed the series of articles I have written each December, analyzing the stories we have been told about the future of education. There’s more local Chalkbeat reporting on the recent charter school strike in Chicago down in the “labor and management” section below. It’s like the MOOC crap all over again.

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

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Each Friday, I gather all the education and education technology and technology-related news into one article. (I I also gather articles that I read about the same topics for a newsletter that I send out each Saturday.) Each month, I calculate all the venture capital investment that’s gone into education technology, noting who’s invested, the type of company, and so on. It’s from these weekly and monthly reports that I start to build my analysis.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

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Far too many articles — and this is surely what its venture capitalist and philanthropist backers hope — have not reflected the landscape but have tried instead to shape it. People with knowledge of the school described it as “run like the company of WeWork, subject to constant changes or ‘disruption,’ sometimes without full consideration for the children these changes impact.” Coursera raised $109 million in venture company because investors are cray.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Apologies that this week this article is a day late. ” (Related: “Theranos investor Tim Draper blames the company’s downfall on an investigative journalist,” Business Insider reports.). ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). More “MOOC” news under the job training section below.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. “ Lights go out at Education Department headquarters – and may stay off for some time,” The Washington Post reports. The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to push ahead with his nomination today, despite the numerous reports now about Brett Kavanaugh ’s history of drunkenness and alleged sexual assault. Gotta keep that MOOC hype alive.

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*Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The Hechinger Report : “Documenting Maine ’s failure to implement proficiency-based education.” The suit charged the university with failing to prevent sexual abuse by George Tyndall , formerly a gynecologist in the university’s health center, and for failing to take action as reports of the abuse surfaced.”

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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. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ MOOCs May Still Be Reshaping Higher Education, Just Not In the Way That Was Initially Predicted.” There’s more MOOC news in the contests and competition section below.

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One of the big stories this week: the US Department of Education ’s announcement about which “non-traditional providers” ( MOOCs , coding bootcamps ) will be eligible for financial aid as part of its EQUIP experiment. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Coursera ’s Daphne Koller announced in a blog post that she’s leaving the MOOC company she co-founded to work at a Alphabet (a.k.a. Education Politics.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” An op-ed in The Hechinger Report : “ Betsy DeVos ’ slippery slope of religion , ethnicity and race.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ Monetizing A MOOC Platform.” ” Via The Hechinger Report : “A new challenge for colleges: opioid-addicted students.”

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Chalkbeat : “Secret CPS report spotlights big vacancies, lopsided options for students.” Via The Hechinger Report : “For students teetering on the edge financially, micro-grants help them finish college.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ For-Profit Companies With the Highest Enrollments at Their Colleges, Fall 2016.”

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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. “Rethinking MOOCs ” – an op-ed in Duke University’s newspaper The Chronicle. The debit card (for teens) company has raised $8.6

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Department of Education on Monday distributed proposals for rewriting the gainful-employment rule , which the Trump administration halted last summer,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us. ” The company, which has raised some $107.4

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Department of Education recently announced it would miss a key deadline to repeal an Obama administration rule that seeks to hold career-education programs accountable for producing graduates with unmanageable debt,” Inside Higher Ed reports on the latest on " gainful employment." “ Desegregation is unraveling in this Texas town,” writes The Hechinger Report.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). So much MOOC news! (Or “ MOOCs Are Global. Also via Edsurge : “How Harvard Is Trying to Update the Extension School for the MOOC Age.” Steve Kolowich is such a great reporter. “ Are Edtech Companies Doing Enough to Protect Student Privacy?

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. “Report: Stephen Miller Pushed Ending Chinese Student Visas.” ” “ Apple wins appeal of UW-Madison patent infringement case,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the HR section below. The language learning company has raised $12.5

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