Mark Cuban, ECMC Lead $1.8M Round for Cluster to Develop Industrial Tech Talent

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Other investors include education technology executives, like Penn Foster CEO Frank Britt and Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig, along with Zynga founder Mark Pincus and Flatiron Health CEO, Nat Turner. In the industrial manufacturing sector, “there is obviously unfilled demand, and I’m a believer that robotics and AI will materially change the nature of work over the next decade,” Mark Cuban said in an email. Education Technology Future of Work Workforce Training

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

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Chegg’s chalked up an excuse-generator to help you weasel out of doing homework, taking tests—just about anything. 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. But some administrators say the tool feels impersonal and, well, robotic. A secret, patented technology reduces eye strain. Education Technology Fun Stuff

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The 2018 EdSurde Annual Special: Surgecoin, EduWands and Other News Not Fit for Print

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Chegg appears to have borrowed a page from Duolingo’s previous shenanigan for the Osmosis Pillow , which takes “memory foam” to another level. In an effort to solve the never-ending debate over whether education technology “works,” EdSurge is creating “Surgecoin,” the first cryptocurrency tied to product efficacy. We will use some arcane technology called “blockchain” and distributed ledgers to validate that education software works. Education Technology Fun Stuff Community

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. 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. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Culturally Sensitive Robots Are Here to Care for the Elderly ,” Futurism.com claims.

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*Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Futurism.com : “Here Are the States Where a Robot Is Most Likely to Steal Your Job.” “ Ed Tech Cybersecurity : Suppose they gave a data breach and nobody came,” writes Phil Hill on the Chegg data breach.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via Campus Technology : “ ACE and Credly Building Transcript for Digital Credentials.” “ Ethereum ’s smart contracts are full of holes,” says The MIT Technology Review. Via the press release : “World’s Largest Pilot of Blockchain Technology in Education Launched Affecting Over 400,000 Students.”

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I love this headline from Campus Technology , which echoes the wise words of Bill and Ted from their excellent adventure: “ Ed Tech Changes … and Stays the Same.” ” Pearson and Chegg are partnering for textbook rentals. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” The report is from the Technology for Education Consortium. (I’ve Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Campus Technology : “ University of Washington Continuum College Launches Coding Boot Camp.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Campus Technology : “ Carnegie Mellon to Offer Undergrad AI Degrees.” Via Techcrunch : "Starting a robotics company out of school? Chegg has acquired WriteLab for $15 million.

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” Via The Intercept : “These Are the Technology Firms Lining Up to Build Trump’s ‘Extreme Vetting’ Program.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” It reminded me, not of Carnegie who the article mentions, but of Gates , who initially started funding libraries – public and collective access to digital technologies – before turning to school reform and “personalized learning” efforts. (National) Education Politics.

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” Via Campus Technology : “ Southern New Hampshire U to launch Competency-Based Master’s in Online Ed.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Unizin Partners with edX , Cengage.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Chegg has acquired Cogeon for $15 million. ” “ Online Trackers Help Promote Better Sleep in Indiana U Staff Study,” says Campus Technology. (National) Education Politics.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. The organization, which was founded in 1994, was best known for its annual Horizon Report, its list of predictions about the near-future of education technology. It’s not that paying for a piece of technology will treat you any better, mind you.). It’s that their parents are opting them out of exposure to these technologies.