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. Chief Mascot Ronald confided with EdSurge that it is considering integrating that technology with school information systems to tweak Happy Meals based on how well children do in school.

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Top Trends Higher Education Textbook Publishers Must Follow

Kitaboo on EdTech

Students have welcomed this change as they now have a multitude of choice in the digital learning space. This led higher education textbook publishers to shift towards digital publishing , albeit reluctantly as they learned that digital is the only way forward. With new technology constantly evolving with new and enhanced features to improve the student learning experience, textbook publishers needed to keep up with them.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. “ Learning Engineers Inch Toward the Spotlight,” Inside Higher Ed claims. Via MIT Technology Review : “ Oculus hopes its $399 headset will bring virtual reality to the masses.” ” A data breach at Chegg – more details in the data and surveillance section below. “Learning Designers will have to adapt or die.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. It’s not that paying for a piece of technology will treat you any better, mind you.). You can learn anything online, Siegler argued.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” That’s the Indiana Agriculture and Technology School , which Chalkbeat investigated earlier this year. ” Yet another story promoting “student success technology” at Georgia State University. 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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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” 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 Campus Technology : “ ACE and Credly Building Transcript for Digital Credentials.” Via Edsurge : “ Cheating on Chegg ?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The Intercept : “These Are the Technology Firms Lining Up to Build Trump’s ‘Extreme Vetting’ Program.” ” 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.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Learning Creative Learning: It’s not a MOOC , it’s a community,” says the MIT Media Lab. ” Via Campus Technology : “ Southern New Hampshire U to launch Competency-Based Master’s in Online Ed.” And in Edsurge, Amber Oliver and Michael Horn write , “Without the Right Curriculum , Personalized Learning Is Just Another Fad.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Unizin Partners with edX , Cengage.”

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