Hack Education Weekly News

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” “Republicans try to take cheap phones and broadband away from poor people,” Ars Technica reports. monthly subsidies toward cellular phone service or mobile broadband. ” Codecademy, Edsurge contends, is now a competitor to Coursera and Udacity. ” Not sure why these are the four, but there you go: Udemy , Lynda , Coursera , and Skillshare. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” 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). Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.”

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The Business of Education Technology

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Daphne Koller left Coursera this year. According to Edsurge , changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will soon be another “ win for ed-tech vendors.” This fall, the EducationSuperHighway released a price comparison tool so that districts could see neighbors’ broadband costs and ideally leverage that information to get a better deal. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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.