EdSurge HigherEd Year in Review: Our Top Higher Education Stories of 2018

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While not quite the “Year of the MOOC,” 2018 saw a resurgence in interest around the ways these massive open online courses are delivering free (and more often these days, not free) online education around the world, and how these providers are increasingly turning to traditional institutions of learning. Cheating on Chegg? It’s no surprise that students would ask for help on platforms like Chegg, which offer digital textbooks as well as tutoring and homework help.

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5 Ed-Tech Ideas Face The Chronicle’s Version of ‘Shark Tank’

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Freedman: I love where you started with the criticism of the MOOCs. I mean, MOOCs aren’t learning platforms, they’re distribution platforms. And so what we’ll do is kind of track what type of transactions are happening on, say, Chegg, Amazon, and online away from the bookstore. Distance Education IT MOOCs Teaching

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep that MOOC hype alive. “ MOOCs Find a New Audience with On-Campus Students,” Edsurge claims. ” A data breach at Chegg – more details in the data and surveillance section below. Remember: robots for the elderly share a direct connection to MOOCs replacing higher ed.). Via Techcrunch : “ Chegg resets 40 million user passwords after data breach.”

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Stale Words and Hackneyed Ideas That Make Edtech Investors Cringe

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Chegg (or Amazon for that matter)? MOOCs or General Assembly for country X. If you go to startup pitch events, you’ve seen it happen: An entrepreneur says something—something so naïve, egregious and hackneyed—that it makes the investors, along with educators who are now increasingly in the audience, physically cringe. As funders wince and squirm uncomfortably, some are thinking along the lines of: “How do I respond to this pitch genuinely without coming off like a jerk?”.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below. “ Ed Tech Cybersecurity : Suppose they gave a data breach and nobody came,” writes Phil Hill on the Chegg data breach. *Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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MissionU Says It Can Replace Traditional College With a One-Year Program

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They include Facebook, Uber, Lyft, Spotify, Warby Parker, Casper, Birchbox, Plated, 2U, and Chegg. “In These days students can always take Shakespeare or other courses later, once they’re settled in their careers, thanks to free MOOCs, he says. A venture-backed company today announced a new educational offering billed as an alternative to the standard undergraduate experience.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the HR section below. ” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “Education Company Chegg Acknowledges Data Breach , Puts 40 Million Users on Notice.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Sometimes I write a few comments. Really, this work is for me, but sure, I’ll share it with you.

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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. “Rethinking MOOCs ” – an op-ed in Duke University’s newspaper The Chronicle. Chegg has acquired Cogeon for $15 million.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Speaking of terrible ideas taken up by terrible people and terrible companies, Andrew Ng – yes, of MOOC fame – says that we should be less concerned with making self-driving cars safe and more committed to training bystanders (pedestrians? Chegg has acquired the flashcard app StudyBlue for $20.8 Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Andrew Ng , Co-Founder of Coursera , Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course.” I missed this news back in February: Chegg acquired RefMe. (National) Education Politics. The AP interviews US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos , who laments “she didn’t decry racism enough.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Inside Higher Ed on online education at Simmons College. More on MOOC and online education research in the research section below. ” Via the press release : “ Cengage , McGraw-Hill Education , and Pearson have joined forces with Ingram and Chegg , Inc. ” Via Campus Technology : “Students Who Comment More in MOOCs Have Higher Rates of Completion.” Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders.” " It’s lovely to see the big innovation from the MOOC startups in 2017 involves the learning management system. ” Pearson and Chegg are partnering for textbook rentals. Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). OpenClassrooms , a French MOOC provider according to Techcrunch, has raised $60 million from Bpifrance, General Atlantic, Alven Capital, and Citizen Capital. Chegg has acquired WriteLab for $15 million. 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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