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From Good Intentions to Real Shortcomings: An Edtech Reckoning

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As the bubbly enthusiasm in the democratizing power of platforms like Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Khan Academy quietly wanes, we’ve seen more attention to digital inequity like the homework gap and gender discrimination in coding careers. A Rising Tide of Inequality Edtech efforts at broadening access to opportunity often falter when running up against entrenched forms of inequity and discrimination.

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Via Edsurge : “ Office of Edtech Wants Help Making Sense of All Those Higher Ed Providers.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Vive la MOOC révolution. ” Inside Higher Ed reports that there’s “confusion over distance education rules”: “Colleges seek guidance about looming federal requirement for online colleges to tell students whether academic programs meet licensing requirements in their home states.”

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” Via Buzzfeed : “Republican Proposal Would Make Trump University Lawsuits ‘Almost Impossible’ ” Via The Washington Post : “ Chance the Rapper is meeting with Illinois ’ governor about education funding. Via Techcrunch : “ FCC votes to negate broadband privacy rules.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Inside Higher Ed on online education at Simmons College. Education Politics.

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Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway.” The district failed to meet its burden of proof and interpreted a state law in a way that is ‘offensive to fundamental rights of free speech,’ the judge said.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Humans, the Latest MOOC Feature.” Education Politics.

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Pretty sure “meet with Pitbull” and “spend millions on protection services from the Federal Marshals” are not on anyone’s list of education priorities. ” Via Edsurge : “What Federal Education Budget Cuts Mean for Edtech.” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “New Law Nixing Broadband Privacy Protections Stirs K–12 Fears.” Remember MOOCs? Education Politics.

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” “ No Sign of Edtech In Department of Education’s Full Federal Budget Proposal,” Edsurge frets. Via Edsurge : “Possible ‘Fraud, Theft, Waste, and Abuse’: Report Questions NYC School Broadband Spending.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Slate : “ The New Diploma Mills.” ” Via Edsurge : “ EDUCAUSE Adds Emerging Edtech Membership for Small Companies, Hints at Overhaul.”

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Via WaPo’s Valerie Strauss : “ Trump ’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year.” ” Via Multichannel News : “Trayvon Martin Attorney Parks Targets AT&T Over Alleged Broadband Redlining.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” Via Edsurge : “The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments.”

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Via Education Week : “ Trump Signs Orders on Rural Broadband Access.” ” Via NPR : “Outcry After Louisiana Teacher Arrested During School Board Meeting.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). According to Metaari (formerly known as Ambient Insight), “ Global Edtech Investment Surges to a Record $9.5 Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.