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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition). million Idaho Education Network settlement | Idaho EdNews → After eight years - and with state-issued checks totaling $3.4M - the state has closed the costly and convoluted case of the Idaho Education Network broadband project. Blog EdTech News News newsEver wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected?

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” (Probably worth checking out Sara Goldrick-Rab’s comments on Twitter about this one.). ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. Still in its early stages, this ambitious project relies on a little-known public resource – a slice of electromagnetic spectrum the federal government long ago set aside for schools – called the Educational Broadband Service (EBS).

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” “Modern E-Rate Puts Telephones On Hold in K–12,” Education Week reports , noting that schools are struggling to pay for phone service (still totally necessary) as well as expanded broadband. ” More on this scramble to serve (profit from) low-income broadband customers in the upgrades/downgrades section below. ” That for-profit is Laureate Education , the largest chain of for-profit schools in the world and an investor in Coursera.