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– China’s state-controlled news broadcasters have long been considered somewhat robotic in their daily recitation of pro-government propaganda, and a pair of new presenters will do little to dispel that view.

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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 The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Meet the New Mega-University.” ” Via Education Week : “ FUNecole : Social-Emotional Learning Meets Computer Science and Digital Literacy.”

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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.” Robots probably won’t take your jobs.

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To meet these challenges, educators must teach digital citizenship, an essential digital age skill that students need to become safe, responsible and respectful participants in a digital world. LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings.

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” Via The New York Times : “ Kushner ’s Family Business Received Loans After White House Meetings.” Via Motherboard : “The FCC ’s New Broadband Map Paints an Irresponsibly Inaccurate Picture of American Broadband.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOC news is now much more often “job training” news, so there’s more on MOOCs in that section below.

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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.” ” “Orphan MOOCs and the Digital Dark Ages” by Jeffrey Pomerantz in Hybrid Pedagogy.

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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 ?” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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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”). Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Verge : “ Aflac ’s toy robot for kids facing cancer is the smartest toy of all.”

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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. Via abc.net.au : “ Queensland children as young as four will learn coding and robotics as a compulsory part of their education from next year.” ” “ Robot Takeover of Higher Ed Hits a Snag,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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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.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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