When the Robots Come for Our Jobs, They’ll Spare the Teachers

Edsurge

But at the same time, “spillover” effects will fuel the creation of entirely new industries and job categories. For the first time, many students are learning in classrooms equipped with access to broadband internet and mobile computing devices. It seems that every day we read about newer and better applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Smart appliances that order groceries? No problem. Cars that drive themselves? Need a good movie to watch?

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few years, there has been a huge influx of education technology resources available to schools – from tablets and robotics, to online platforms and digital whiteboards.

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The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education

Edsurge

And in this environment, the education industry sees an unprecedented transformation due in part to a new industrial revolution. During the past decade, we have seen only the beginning of changes in the education industry.

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3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

So many headlines focus on automation, robots, artificial intelligence, and the looming loss of jobs. Pew research suggests just 24 percent of US adults with less than a high-school diploma have home broadband access, while further Pew research indicates 95 percent of U.S.

Alaska schools pay a price for the nation’s slowest internet, but change is coming

The Hechinger Report

A $500 round-trip flight to Anchorage or Fairbanks for teacher training, or a robotics tournament, or a college visit, is a hard sell for districts struggling with the impact of a statewide recession.

Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?

Edsurge

Not quite enough time for our robot overlords to overtake us, but both distant and soon enough to make us wonder. It’s hard to make a case that there is still a separate edtech industry. It’s also not possible to predict a truly dramatic technology leap that could knock everything sideways, either by itself or in combination with a second new development, such as how smartphones and broadband internet intersected a decade ago.

Need To Know: AI and Machine Learning

techlearning

In truth, the term AI has (arguably) gained more notoriety for storylines of killer robots (and the occasional Wall-e) hell-bent on destroying mankind than for its practical use and business benefits.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.” “ Should Children Form Emotional Bonds With Robots? So much industry-driven fun fun fun. More details about more industry money for Code.org in the venture philanthropy section below. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

What a School District Designed for Computational Thinking Looks Like

MindShift

Instead, each team member spent a few minutes sketching out how one part — a marble run, say, or a Lego Robotics kicking foot — would operate within the machine. They started incubating coding, robotics and other computational project classes in after-school programs and summer clubs.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Larry Hogan (R) declared via executive order that beginning in September 2017, the Maryland school year won’t start until after Labor Day – a decision that prompted sharp criticism from school leaders, who are accusing Hogan of favoring the tourism industry over education.” Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway.” Via WaPo : “Study: Robot baby dolls don’t curb teen pregnancies.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

The students learn how to use industry-approved software programs and are often granted paid internships at local design firms and research labs, and Greeley’s planning and development departments.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ FCC Delays Are Keeping Broadband From Rural School Kids,” says Wired. ” Via EdScoop : “Edtech and industry leaders say they’re stuck if they can’t scale.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics.

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Hack Education

” Ref Rodriguez, like most of the current members of the LAUSD school board, has strong financial backing from the charter school industry. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via TeacherCast : “Why Teachers Will Never Be Replaced By Robots.” ” Inside Higher Ed on Robot-Proof : “Northeastern president discusses his new book on how higher education can train students for careers where technology cannot make them redundant.”

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” Via Multichannel News : “Trayvon Martin Attorney Parks Targets AT&T Over Alleged Broadband Redlining.” Edsurge’s Jeff Young and Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill both asked industry analyst Trace Urdan for his take. I’m waiting for Tressie McMillan Cottom’s response, as she’s certainly unlikely to hype the industry angle and will surely raise the important issues surrounding equity, “lower ed,” and justice.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Challenging forced arbitration clauses has been one way the CFPB has taken on the student loan industry. Via Education Week : “ FCC Delays, Denials Foil Rural Schools’ Broadband Plans.” Via Buzzfeed : “A Close Ally Of Mike Pence Is Helping The Shady Student Debt Relief Industry.” Via Techcrunch : “ Holberton gets backing from more industry executives as it looks to scale its software engineering school.”

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Hack Education

Everything about our lives has moved beyond the industrial era. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” Tarena International has acquired the K–12 robotics company Wuhan Haoxiaozi Robot Technology (a.k.a. ” Via CItyLab : “The Problem With America’s New National Broadband Map.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot.” Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Providers Will Need Permission to Collect Private Data.” ” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ Value of Education Industry Sector Transactions Nosedives in 2016.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

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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. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via School Transportation News : “How Predictive Analytics Can Help the School Bus Industry.” (National) Education Politics. The New York Times broke the story this week that “ Justice Dept.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Wired : “ Ajit Pai ’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor People.” ” I don’t often include partnership announcements in the “Hack Education Weekly News” but when a company that wraps itself in the rhetoric of “open” partners with one of the giants in the education publishing industry, one in the process of trying to become a data platform (and a former weapons dealer to boot), I figure one should take note.