The 2019 EdSurde Annual Special: Edtech April Fool’s News That Should Stay Fake

Edsurge

Chegg’s chalked up an excuse-generator to help you weasel out of doing homework, taking tests—just about anything. Friendster for Learning. HAPPY MEALS, PERSONALIZED: McDonald’s just acquired an AI tech company to personalize the drive-thru experience. Coming soon: Naughty Meals DAZED AND CONFUSED: No idea what personalized learning is? All attendees are guaranteed to leave with less of an idea of what personalized learning is than when they came.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Learning Engineers Inch Toward the Spotlight,” Inside Higher Ed claims. ” A data breach at Chegg – more details in the data and surveillance section below. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Culturally Sensitive Robots Are Here to Care for the Elderly ,” Futurism.com claims. Remember: robots for the elderly share a direct connection to MOOCs replacing higher ed.). million from Naspers and Learn Capital.

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” 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. Chalkbeat on CZI ’s grant to the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning : “‘ Personalized learning ’ comes to teacher training , bringing big ambitions and big questions.” Via Edsurge : “ Cheating on Chegg ?

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Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. 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. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” The New York Times on “ mastery based learning ” : “A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry.” ISTE has hired Joseph South as its Chief Learning Officer. Via the Coursera blog : “What’s Next in Employee Learning: Virtual Reality.” ” “In the push to expand ‘earn-while-you-learn’ programs, what lessons can the U.S. Larry Cuban on personalized learning : part 1 and part 2.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Learning Creative Learning: It’s not a MOOC , it’s a community,” says the MIT Media Lab. And in Edsurge, Amber Oliver and Michael Horn write , “Without the Right Curriculum , Personalized Learning Is Just Another Fad.” More on the Gates Foundation changes [in Education Week](With Latest Education Investments, Gates Pivots Again) and in Chalkbeat and on my personal blog. Chatterbug is a language learning startup.

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