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Via Motherboard : “The FCC ’s New Broadband Map Paints an Irresponsibly Inaccurate Picture of American Broadband.” ” Via Gizmodo : “‘Bro Culture’ Led to Repeated Sexual Harassment , Former Google Engineer’s Lawsuit Says.” ” Another Google lawsuit, as reported by Ars Technica : “Ex-Google recruiter : I was fired because I resisted ‘illegal’ diversity efforts.”

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The New York Times notes it’s not just rural students who struggle with broadband access : “Why San Jose Kids Do Homework in Parking Lots.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Techcrunch : “ Google partners with MotherCoders to bring tech training to moms in New York City.” More robot news up in the MOOC section above.

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Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” MOOCs are out. “​Chromageddon Comedown: Educators Are Wary,” says Edsurge , “After Thousands of Google Devices Fail.” ” Via The 74 : “ Middle Schoolers Without Broadband Access Feel Set Up for Failure, New Survey Finds.” (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

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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. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options.” ” More on an online class, offered by Russian hackers, on credit card fraud in the MOOC section above.

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” Via Ars Technica : “Senate Democrats fight FCC plan to lower America’s broadband standards.” million to cover federal funds that went to the botched statewide school broadband contract.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “That Hilarious Tweet About an Instructor’s Big Mistake? For Online College Programs, Google Is Kingmaker.”

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From the FCC : “Fact Sheet on Broadband Consumer Privacy Proposal.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Aftermath of the MOOC wars: Can commercial vendors support creative higher education ?” through-MOOCs program launched, its College of Business says it is seeing the contours of a model it can use to promote the university abroad, enroll previously untapped groups of students and attract corporate partners.”

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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. More on MOOC and online education research in the research section below. ” Via Campus Technology : “Students Who Comment More in MOOCs Have Higher Rates of Completion.” Education Politics.

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Eric Holcomb says Indiana ’s low-rated online charter schools need ‘immediate attention and action’ ” Via Motherboard : “Half of West Virginia has Applied for Broadband Assistance.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Curious if students are allowed to use any tech products made by Oracle’s arch-nemesis, Google. Via The Chicago Tribune : Google gave $1.5 (National) Education Politics.

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Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “New Law Nixing Broadband Privacy Protections Stirs K–12 Fears.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “ Coursera now offers free trials for most Specializations.” ” Via Ars Technica : “ Libraries have become a broadband lifeline to the cloud for students.” Ad-based sites like Google screw up information and knowledge online. Remember MOOCs?

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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. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Presidential Campaign Politics.

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“Higher education and library associations called on the Federal Communications Commission Thursday to uphold Obama-era rules requiring broadband providers to treat all traffic on the internet equally,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Online education platform Coursera has set a goal of offering 15 to 20 degree programs by the end of 2019. Education Politics.

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Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway.” ” It’s now unclear, observers say, if the FTC can regulate companies like Google or Verizon. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Humans, the Latest MOOC Feature.” Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov.

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“ FCC Delays Are Keeping Broadband From Rural School Kids,” says Wired. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Techcrunch : “ Grasshopper , a learn-to-code app from Google ’s Area 120 incubator, goes live.” ” Via Edsurge : “ Google and Udacity Offering 5,000 Scholarships for Nanodegree Programs.” Via Wired : “Ex-Google Executive Opens a School for AI , With China ’s Help.”

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). And I’m not sure if Udacity now better fits here in this for-profit higher ed section, but there’s news about it in the MOOC section above. ” Speaking of “post-truth,” via the Google blog : “ Google Earth VR – Bringing the whole wide world to virtual reality.” President-Elect Trump. It’s all so awful.

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” 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 ?” ” From the press release : “ MOOCs and books initiative launched by Springer and Federica Weblearning.” There have been several stories recently calling the Google Books project a failure.

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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.” ” According to this Techcrunch article , MOOCs like Udacity and Coursera weren’t working out for AirBnB so now it is “running its own internal university to teach data science.” How Google is ruining the Web.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. Here’s the headline from Inside Higher Ed : “For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT ?” ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. “ Google Drive will soon back up your entire computer,” says The Verge. (National) Education Politics.

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Edsurge runs with Trump’s promise to boost rural broadband like it’s a truth anyone can count on. Google ’s chairman Eric Schmidt praises Trump. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Post and Courier : “ South Carolina ’s online charter schools: A $350 million investment with disappointing returns.” ” Via The Verge : “ Google Glass gets its first update in nearly three years.”

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Via Education Week : “ Trump Signs Orders on Rural Broadband Access.” Via The Verge : “James Damore sues Google for allegedly discriminating against conservative white men.” ” 69% of Google’s employees are men. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). No Alexa or Google voice assistant. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Via Wired : “ Ajit Pai ’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor People.” Via Wired : “Ex- Google Employee Claims Wrongful Firing For Criticizing James Damore ’s Memo.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Verge : “ James Damore ’s labor complaint against Google was completely shut down.” Alphabet is, of course, the parent company of Google.

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