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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. ” That’s because the stories told this year to keep us hustling and to keep up imagining a certain kind of future are almost all about robots. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over again we were told “robots are coming for your jobs.”

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” Via Politico : “Partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement led to the displacement of more than 300,000 Hispanic students between 2000 and 2011, with most of those students disappearing from elementary schools.” 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.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep hyping that MOOC thing. Via Edsurge : “ MOOCs Are No Longer Massive. ” Via Class Central : “Class Central’s Top 50 MOOCs of All Time (2018 edition).” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Cumulative Growth in Number of MOOCs , 2011–18.” ” Not surprisingly, there is more MOOC news in the surveillance section below.

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Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

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“The Year of the MOOC” – I was summoned to Palo Alto, California for a small gathering to discuss the future of teaching, learning, and technology. Perhaps with this data, the MOOC providers can build a map of professional if not cognitive pathways.

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Via The USA Today : “Kids on winning robotics team told, ‘Go back to Mexico’ ” The kids were from Pleasant Run Elementary School in Indianapolis. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ Coursera Removes Biometric Identity Verification Using Keystroke Matching,” Class Central reports. ” Ng is, of course, the co-founder of the MOOC startup Coursera. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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” Via Chalkbeat : “Can in-house child care keep young teachers in the classroom? ” This a **e is trying to get the parents whose children died at Sandy Hook Elementary to pay for his court costs. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “ Campuswire launches to redesign classroom communications,” writes Techcrunch. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. My apologies that this is a day late.

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The Salt Lake City school board has voted to rename Jackson Elementary. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ TU Delft Students Can Earn Credit For MOOCs From Other Universities.” ” From the Lenovo website : “Lenovo™ Introduces Lenovo Virtual Reality Classroom.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” From the press release : “ MOOCs and books initiative launched by Springer and Federica Weblearning.” ” Google announces more updates to its pseudo-LMS, Google Classroom. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Learn-to-code toy Ozobots is launching Spiderman and Guardians of the Galaxy branded robots.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders.” ” Udacity has updated its online "classroom." " It’s lovely to see the big innovation from the MOOC startups in 2017 involves the learning management system. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary? Gary Bass Meaningful STEM-Based Learning in a University/Elementary School Partnership - Maria D.

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” Via KMOV , news from Montville High in Montville, Connecticut : “ Substitute teacher arrested for starting ‘ fight club ’ in classroom.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” (Note: there’s a response to this article by Georgia Tech professor Ashok Goel, who builds teaching chat-bots, in the “robots” section below. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” That’s the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow , which is already having to repay Ohio some $60 million. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Responses to last week’s news about Western Governors University and the audit of its competency-based offerings: Via NPR : “Who Is A College Teacher, Anyway? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via Getting Smart : “Using Robots to Teach Elementary Students About Human Nature.”

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million in charges from a Minnesota company over a software system that repeatedly failed during mandatory statewide elementary school testing.” ” Online Education and The Once and Future “MOOC” “ Deakin University in Australia will next year offer graduate degrees and certificate programs through FutureLearn , the online learning platform owned by the Open University in the U.K.,” ” “What If We Stopped Calling Them Classrooms ?”

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” Via Education Week : “ Cursive writing could be returning to Louisiana ’s public school classrooms. ” Via Education Dive: “Fifth graders from Tennessee ’s Nolan Elementary have created a campaign to convince the Tennessee Department of Education and Gov. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Larry Cuban on “ Integrating Technology In Classrooms: Teach To One in a Oakland Charter School.”

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” The article is accompanied by a photo of a classroom full of Asian students – as if Asian is not American. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “How Much Hollywood Glitz Should Colleges Use in Their Online Courses ?” “How Silicon Valley Plans to Conquer the Classroom” by The New York Times’ Natasha Singer – through some pretty shady practices, no doubt. (National) Education Politics.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Wonder Workshop (robotics) – $41 million. Robotics , with ~ $99 million in funding. Or one could look at ed-tech companies that laid off staff: the coding bootcamp Galvanize , the analytics company Civitas Learning , the learning management system Schoology , MOOC provider Coursera , the education giant Pearson , for example. These inequalities affect what sorts of education technology appears in the classroom and how these products are used.