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

Doug Levin

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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.