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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. “ Learning Engineers Inch Toward the Spotlight,” Inside Higher Ed 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.).

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Pearson today signaled an increased focus on artificial intelligence and personalized learning with the appointment of former Intel executive Milena Marinova.” Chegg has acquired the flashcard app StudyBlue for $20.8 This article on personalized learning has graphs so it must be true.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the HR section below. The language learning company has raised $12.5 Achieve3000 has acquired Actively Learn. ” It’s 2018 and I find it incredibly depressing that there are still headlines like this : “What Amazon and Netflix can teach us about learning, according to DreamBox Learning CEO.” Students Pay The Tab With Their Personal Data.”

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” 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.” ” That is, the closure of the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning. Via Edsurge : “ Cheating on Chegg ?

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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. (National) Education Politics.

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