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And then there were MOOCs , of course, and all those predictions and all those promises about the end of college as we know it: “MOOCs make education borderless, gender-blind, race-blind, class-blind and bank account-blind” and similar fables. Although no, to be clear, we are not on track for half of high school classes to be online or for higher education to be replaced by Udacity, and no, MOOCs have not transformed higher ed into some magical meritocracy.).

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Another persistent trend is challenges caused by growing user numbers and activites, including both generating and demanding more data, online behavior abuses, security threats, and challenges about accessibility. Possiblye the FCC will extend E-rate funding to poorer areas.

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Via Education Week : “ FCC Chair Moves to Block E-Rate Funds for Companies Deemed ‘Security Risk’ ” (State and Local) Education Politics. ” Via Edsurge : “Data is Good – But Not Enough – to Improve Education, Says Baltimore City Public Schools CEO.” ” There’s more data on debt in the data and research section below. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

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Via Education Week : “ E-Rate , Other Universal-Service Funds to Be Transferred to U.S. Not really ed-tech-related, except for all those companies saying they’re “Uber for education.” ” Via Gamasutra : “Parents take Subway Surfers devs to court over alleged misuse of kids’ data.” ” A master of science in data journalism from Columbia University’s School of Journalism. The company has $8.3

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’s use of earnings data investigated.” Via Edsurge : “After Net Neutrality , Experts Expect Changes to FCC’s E-Rate.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s data about distance education enrollments in the US in the research section below. “A TurboTax for student loan applications” according to Techcrunch, the company has raised $15.5 (National) Education Politics.

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Via CNET : “ Verizon to pay $17M to resolve FCC, Justice E-Rate probes.” SoFi is the ed-tech company that has raised the most venture capital. And more on who’s buying student loan companies in the “business of ed-tech” section below. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The GW Hatchet : “Oversight of online learning programs lacking in some schools, report finds.”

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Not Net Neutrality, but another potential FCC move – ending the E-Rate program. ” “A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Department of Education this week released new federal loan data showing that 4.6 MOOCs are out.

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Via Education Week : “ DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism , ADHD.” ” “Betsy DeVos Won’t Shed Stake in Biofeedback Company , Filings Show,” The New York Times reports. ” I tweeted that the DACA database is one of the most important issues in ed-tech right now, and if you’re an ed-tech entrepreneur who says “nobody in ed-tech tracks immigration data,” you need to GTFO. The company has raised $120.5

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Via NPR : “ Betsy DeVos ’ Graduation Rate Mistake.” “The Education Department is unlikely to be eliminated, particularly by a bill that declines to specify who or what would take over its $68 billion annual budget and the functions of data collection, oversight, civil rights enforcement and student aid, among others.” ” Via The Consumerist : “New Chairman Orders FCC To Abandon Court Defense Of Rule Limiting Prison Phone Rates.”

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Via The Washington Post : “ Student loan companies reach $21.6 Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “Peter Thiel May Finally Get His Flying Cars, Thanks to a New Udacity Nanodegree in 2018.” The literacy software company has raised $14.8 The company, which according to its Crunchbase profile is a “Q&A learning platform powered by a proprietary A.I. Edutechnica offers its “5th Annual LMS Data Update.”

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). 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. ” Something something Brexit something something MOOCs will save British higher ed. Data, Privacy, and Surveillance.

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” Via The Detroit Free Press : “ Betsy DeVos ’ trouble with data.” Wheeler supported e-Rate reform and “ net neutrality.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “A judge will allow Ohio ’s education department to review attendance records that could force Ohio’s largest online charter to return millions of its funding,” says the AP. The testing company has raised $33.63

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “With Wearable Tech Deals, New Player Data Is Up for Grabs,” says The New York Times , in a story that explores a $170 million deal between Nike and the University of Michigan. – to the New York-based company Cyndx. Founded by former Pearson exec Larry Singer , the company will offer openly licensed resources to schools. The company has raised $7.45 Education Politics.

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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. ” Testing, Testing… Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “These days, everyone’s talking about ‘equity,’ and now a testing company has affixed the word to a new effort. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). The Chinese tutoring company has raised $42.21

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As if applying for financial aid wasn’t difficult enough already, it appears that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which pulls tax information into the FAFSA app, “ will be unavailable for several weeks.” Via The Chicago Tribune : “ Chance the Rapper writes $1 million check to CPS as a ‘call to action’ ” “The History of the Future of E-rate ” by me. Via BlackburnNews.com : “Data Breach At Public School Board.”

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According to excerpts of speeches published by Wikileaks – stolen data – Clinton called the Common Core a “political failure” in a speech she gave to Knewton. ” “Modern E-Rate Puts Telephones On Hold in K–12,” Education Week reports , noting that schools are struggling to pay for phone service (still totally necessary) as well as expanded broadband. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).