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There was all that ink spilled circa 2010 that Khan Academy and “ flipped learning ” were going to “ change the rules of education ,” replacing in-class instruction with online videos watched as homework. 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.

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Two school districts in two states are scaling back their use of the Facebook -built Summit Public Schools ’ learning management system. Via Edsurge : “ Connecticut School District Suspends Use of Summit Learning Platform.” ” Via The Indiana Gazette : “Directors vote to scale back Summit Learning program.” Via Wired : “ Koch Brothers Are Cities’ New Obstacle to Building Broadband.”

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Via Education Week : “ FCC Delays, Denials Foil Rural Schools’ Broadband Plans.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs. “Learning Creative Learning: It’s not a MOOC , it’s a community,” says the MIT Media Lab. “A Proposal to Put the ‘M’ Back in MOOCs ” – an op-ed by Class Central ’s Dhawal Shah in Edsurge. (National) Education Politics.

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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. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Lessons Learned From a $75 Million Failed Experiment.”

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In addition to the anti-First Amendment supporter Thiel, Jackson also name-dropped her connections to David Horowitz , a long-time advocate for silencing left-learning professors on campus, in order to get her job. Paul School System.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Vive la MOOC révolution. ” “Orphan MOOCs and the Digital Dark Ages” by Jeffrey Pomerantz in Hybrid Pedagogy.

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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.” ” From the ASU website : “Panelists discuss future of personalized learning.” The company, formerly known as PLATO Learning, is owned by Thomas Bravo.

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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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” “Republicans try to take cheap phones and broadband away from poor people,” Ars Technica reports. monthly subsidies toward cellular phone service or mobile broadband. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “A bill backed by President Trump and announced Wednesday aims to reduce overall legal immigration by half while putting in place a new points-based system for applicants for employment-based green cards that would privilege graduates of American universities.”

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” DeVos visited my hometown of Casper, Wyoming to give this speech where she spoke at the Woods Learning Center. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The University of North Carolina system Board of Governors voted 24 to 3, with one abstention, Friday to bar litigation by the UNC Chapel Hill School of Law’s Center for Civil Rights. Via Phil Hill : “Some Ed Tech Perspective on UC ’s Billion-Dollar Payroll System Fiasco.”

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I really like the part where she compares those who defend the current education system to “flat-earthers.” Via Edsurge : “Possible ‘Fraud, Theft, Waste, and Abuse’: Report Questions NYC School Broadband Spending.” Keeps Obama Plan to Streamline Loan System.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Slate : “ The New Diploma Mills.” The software: Nestor, creatored by LCA Learning.

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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.” “Learning engineers.” Remember MOOCs? Education Politics.

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” Via Education Week : “ FCC Revokes Decision Allowing Companies to Provide Low-Income Families With Subsidized Broadband.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ MOOCs : A Postmortem” by Jonathan Rees. Meanwhile, Campus Technology offers “7 Tips for Listing MOOCs on Your Résumé.” Technology is transforming education, with personalised learning at the heart of the curriculum. 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. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The British government releases the results … of its new three-tiered rating system of teaching quality at universities.” Via Buzzfeed : “ Betsy DeVos Picked A Student Loan CEO To Run The Student Loan System.” Via The 74 : “ Montessori Was the Original Personalized Learning.

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Congratulations, STEM folks and learn-to-code evangelists, for being featured in President Trump’s list of his 2017 accomplishments. Via Education Week : “ Trump Signs Orders on Rural Broadband Access.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “A Pennsylvania judge has banned fraternity Pi Delta Psi from the state for a decade, a punishment for a hazing death in 2013, and an unprecedented step likely to rock the national Greek system.”

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Via Wired : “ Ajit Pai ’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor People.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” In other learn-to-code news, the press release says that “ Mattel Expands Partnership With Tynker , Setting Goal To Introduce 10 Million Kids To Coding By 2020.” The “ invisible ” “adaptive learning” company has raised $38.7

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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”). ” “How the Stress of Racism Affects Learning ” by Melinda D.