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Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng Wants to Bring ‘AI to Everyone’ in Latest Course

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In popular culture, artificial intelligence is used to describe anything from product recommendations to self-driving cars and futuristic robotic overlords. Lessons will include how to select AI projects, as well as how to work with and manage AI teams within companies. The course will cost $49 per month and will be hosted on Coursera, a platform for massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that Ng co-founded in 2012. (He He left the company in 2014.)

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From the Coursera blog : “Announcing ‘ AI for Everyone ’: a new course from deeplearning.ai on Coursera.” is the new company of Andrew Ng , Coursera’s co-founder.) ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Meet the New Mega-University.” ” Via Education Week : “ FUNecole : Social-Emotional Learning Meets Computer Science and Digital Literacy.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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In Move Towards More Online Degrees, Coursera Introduces Its First Bachelor ’s.” ” “Coursera and other purveyors of massive open online courses supposedly signaled the end of traditional credentials and, as some told it, universities. Now the company is betting big on both,” says Inside Higher Ed. “ Coursera More than Doubles Number of Degrees on Its Platform,” says Campus Technology. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” Protestors were outside the meeting in force. ” The Kenyan Ministry of Education says that the Bridge International Academies are not complying with the country’s laws, and the company, which runs chains of schools across the developing world, has not received approval for its curriculum. This coding bootcamp was acquired by the University of Phoenix’s parent company, Apollo Education Group , in 2015. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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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. An update on Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng’s employment status in the HR section below. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Chopra worked at the CFPB and, while there, “sued two for-profit-college companies – ITT Educational Services Inc. ” It’s now unclear, observers say, if the FTC can regulate companies like Google or Verizon. The district failed to meet its burden of proof and interpreted a state law in a way that is ‘offensive to fundamental rights of free speech,’ the judge said.” ” asks Fast Company. (I’m Education Politics.

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Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly sharing five school districts’ private information with an advisory company while it was negotiating for the districts’ contracts.” ” I haven’t seen the ed-tech press cover this story, even though one of the charges he faced involved a contract with the ed-tech company Edgenuity. For-profit higher ed company Education Management Corp says it will close 22 out of 26 of its Brown Mackie College locations.

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From the Department of Education press release : “ Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entertainment , Media , Cyberbullying and Social Media on Violence and Student Safety.” ” Also via Class Central : “ Coursera Lets Instructors A/B Test Their Courses, Experiments With Automated Coaching.” Or this one: “A Growth Mindset Can Reduce the Gender Gap in STEM,” claims Coursera’s blog.

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Not really ed-tech-related, except for all those companies saying they’re “Uber for education.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Andrew Ng , Co-Founder of Coursera , Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course.” ” Via Recode : “ Google CEO Sundar Pichai canceled an all-hands meeting about gender controversy due to employee worries of online harassment.” The company has $8.3

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That seems to be Coursera ’s business model. Via Edsurge : “As LinkedIn ’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges.” Via The New York Times : “ Climate Science Meets a Stubborn Obstacle: Students.” That’s despite privacy concerns about the company. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The “personalized learning” company has raised $6.8 Education Politics.

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Pretty sure “meet with Pitbull” and “spend millions on protection services from the Federal Marshals” are not on anyone’s list of education priorities. ” The results are self-reported based on a survey administered by a private student loan company which offers loans to coding bootcamp enrollees, but I’m sure it’s all on the up-and-up. And then more money pours into other technology companies that promise to fix “ news literacy.”

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Breaking with longstanding tradition – through Democratic and Republican administrations – President Trump will not host a meeting with this year’s American Nobel laureates.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Frustrated with the slow resolution of loan forgiveness claims at the Department of Education, two borrowers have filed a lawsuit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and loan servicing company Navient in federal court.”

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Here is venture capital well spent: “ Coursera Promotes Its ‘Affordable Online Courses’ With New TV Ad Spots ,” says Class Central. Via Masslive.com : “ Massachusetts state government announced a new partnership with an online education company on Thursday to help public employees and the state’s public universities take advantage of online classes.” ” The company in question: edX. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” Via ProPublica : “Meet the Hundreds of Officials Trump Has Quietly Installed Across the Government.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ Muslim students tried to meet with a lawmaker. ” Via The Financial Times : “ Coursera chief on the future of online learning and the Trump era.” ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Robots hate the Common Core.

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Via Broadly : “ Betsy DeVos to Meet with Men’s Rights Groups , Reports Say.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “After Meeting With DeVos, Title IX Activists Say They Still Have Many Questions.” ” More on the Afghan robotics team in the contest section below. Also via Edsurge : “How Boundaries Between Colleges and Companies Will Continue to Blur.” for Robotics Contest.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” The proposal would expand the gainful employment rule to all schools that receive federal aid, but it would remove any penalties for schools that fail to meet acceptable levels. The “pioneer in the science of learning,” as Inside Higher Ed puts it , will help the technology company with its internal training program. Via Techcrunch : “ Sphero ’s CEO discusses the company’s shift from Star Wars to schools.”

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” Via Politico : “A complex legal battle involving dozens of debt collection companies fighting over contracts with the Education Department has essentially suspended the government’s ability to collect defaulted student loans , the Trump administration disclosed in a court filing on Monday night.” I missed this news earlier in April, via Class Central : financial aid applications for Coursera take at least 15 days. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” The provider in question is Coursera , which has raised some $146.1 The National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, a federal panel, is slated to review ACCJC’s recognition and scope at a meeting next week.” Here’s a trend to watch in 2017 : companies and organizations who “help” schools buy ed-tech : The Hechinger Report looks at a couple of these , LEAP Innovations and LearnLaunch. Education Politics.

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” “Behind Randi Weingarten ’s secret meeting with Steve Bannon ” by Mike Klonsky. ” For those keeping track of how ed-tech is intertwined in all this, here’s a list of Yuri Milner ’s education investments : 17zuoye, Remind, Coursera, Clever, Codecademy, ClassDojo, and General Assembly. “How can online learning help Canadian colleges meet the challenges ahead?” But anyway… Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Chinese President Xi Jinping called for strengthening ideological and political education in universities and charged Communist Party of China officials with prioritizing their work in this area, according to an account of a speech he gave at a two-day meeting on ‘ideological and political work in China’s universities and colleges’ published in the state-run media outlet Xinhua.” The company has raised $38.5

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” EdWeek’s Market Brief on “Implications for K–12 Companies in Trump’s Big Proposed Cuts to Ed. ” Last year , the Ugandan government decreed that company’s schools be shut down because they failed to meet education and sanitation requirements; Kenyan courts have also ordered the schools to close. ” Also via Class Central : “ MéxicoX : Meet the MOOC Platform Funded by the Mexican Government.” The Trump Budget.

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Worth noting: the website promotes private student loan companies SkillsFund and Climb to students looking for tuition assistance.). Via Techcrunch : “ SoFi co-founder Dan Macklin is leaving the company.” ” Via the ProQuest press release : “Matti Shem Tov, President of Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, will succeed Kurt Sanford as CEO of ProQuest in 2017.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The Trump Budget.