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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” 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. The importance of thinking about education through the lens of “the new economy” was best demonstrated this year by Tressie McMillan Cottom in her book on for-profit education, Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy. Read The New York Times review of her book.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um, Badges.

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20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

Or one for the Robotics Club, National Honor Society, Made with Code, Girls/Boys Scouts, etc. Badging Systems. Digital Badging as become a fun way for teachers and students to show off their accomplishments. Use #GoogleClassroom for Badging! Book Study/Lit Circles.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below. I’ve got Joshua Hunt’s new book The University of Nike sitting here on my desk. Here he is in The New York Times : “Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: College Athletics and Its Corporate Sponsors.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “Free MOOCs Face the Music,” writes Inside Higher Ed on edX ’s decision to start charging fees. More “MOOC” news under the job training section below. ” Anya Kamenetz on Alexandra Lange ’s new book The Design of Childhood (which I cannot wait to read): “Century-Old Decisions That Impact Children Every Day.” million for its MOOC platform.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” If you can’t create revenue, raise venture capital. “ Digital Badges Are Gaining Traction,” according to MIndwire Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. Related, via Doug Belshaw : “Some thoughts on the future of the Open Badges backpack.” Google has launched a curriculum called “ Be Internet Awesome ” to encourage digital safety and citizenship.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Dear Mrs. Trump” by Liz Phipps Soeiro – why the librarian refused the books the First Lady sent to her school. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Responses to last week’s news about Western Governors University and the audit of its competency-based offerings: Via NPR : “Who Is A College Teacher, Anyway? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.