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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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Via Wired : “ Koch Brothers Are Cities’ New Obstacle to Building Broadband.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A call to rebrand MOOCs , from Edsurge. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via NPR : “Hi, Robot : Adults, Children And The Uncanny Valley.” It’s good to note when people describe things as “algorithmic decision making” and when they blame robots.).

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Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” MOOCs are out. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robots will replace teachers by 2027 ,” Futurism predicts. “ When the Robots Come for Our Jobs, They’ll Spare the Teachers ,” Edsurge tries to reassure its readers. Robots are coming for your children. (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

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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”). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. More robot news up in the MOOC section above. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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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. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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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. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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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. ” There’s more licensing and certification news in the MOOC section above. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” Tarena International has acquired the K–12 robotics company Wuhan Haoxiaozi Robot Technology (a.k.a.

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

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Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Just a few weeks after Daphne Koller ’s announcement she was leaving the MOOC startup she co-founded, Coursera unveiled “ Coursera for Business ” this week, marking its pivot from “democratizing higher ed” to “ training corporate employees.” Education Politics.

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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.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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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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“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. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” 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.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough. Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ California Should Watch Arkansas Process for Creating New Online Institution,” says Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via TeacherCast : “Why Teachers Will Never Be Replaced By Robots.” Via Brookings : “Signs of digital distress: Mapping broadband availability and subscription in American neighborhoods.”

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“ FCC Delays Are Keeping Broadband From Rural School Kids,” says Wired. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). 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. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The U.S.

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Via Education Week : “ Trump Signs Orders on Rural Broadband Access.” 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.” Via Techcrunch : “ The Root robot teaches kids to code through Spirograph-style drawings.”

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Edsurge runs with Trump’s promise to boost rural broadband like it’s a truth anyone can count on. 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.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Edsurge : “Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think.” (National) Education Politics.

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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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Via Wired : “ Ajit Pai ’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor People.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). I’ve got all the “learn-to-code” news in the job training section, because let’s be honest… Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Curating the Best Content for Learning , Spending on education technology is now in the tens of billions dollars as schools push for broadband, computer labs, and 1-to-1 tablets. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update March 18th All of life is a constant education.