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

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? 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. Filter bubbles are bad, including in educational technology.

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In Move Towards More Online Degrees, Coursera Introduces Its First Bachelor ’s.” ” “Coursera and other purveyors of massive open online courses supposedly signaled the end of traditional credentials and, as some told it, universities. “ Coursera More than Doubles Number of Degrees on Its Platform,” says Campus Technology. ” Via CItyLab : “The Problem With America’s New National Broadband Map.”

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Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway.” Just a few weeks after Daphne Koller ’s announcement she was leaving the MOOC startup she co-founded, Coursera unveiled “ Coursera for Business ” this week, marking its pivot from “democratizing higher ed” to “ training corporate employees.” More on Coursera and certification in the certification section below.).

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Liberty University students have criticized their school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr, and his media appearances supporting Trump. ” “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.

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Via The Independent : “13-year-old girl arrested after contacting clown on social media and asking him to kill her teacher.” From the FCC : “Fact Sheet on Broadband Consumer Privacy Proposal.” ” Coursera highlights its mentors – its volunteer mentors – on its blog. US Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Vice Presidential debate this week.