Education's Online Futures

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And then there were MOOCs , of course, and all those predictions and all those promises about the end of college as we know it: “MOOCs make education borderless, gender-blind, race-blind, class-blind and bank account-blind” and similar fables. Although no, to be clear, we are not on track for half of high school classes to be online or for higher education to be replaced by Udacity, and no, MOOCs have not transformed higher ed into some magical meritocracy.).

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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. Here’s some of what we learned about the challenges and opportunities in mobilizing new technologies to address educational equity. In 2017, reality took a massive swipe at the wobbly optimism of technology progressives.

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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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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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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”). ” FutureSource is out with its latest report on trends in the education mobile OS market. (National) Education Politics.

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“ FCC Delays Are Keeping Broadband From Rural School Kids,” says Wired. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Education Week : “Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says.” 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.

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link] Digital Wish : Two new videos - The Importance of Technology in American Schools and The Need for a Shift to Mobile. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update March 18th All of life is a constant education.