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Education's Online Futures

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There was all that ink spilled circa 2010 that Khan Academy and “ flipped learning ” were going to “ change the rules of education ,” replacing in-class instruction with online videos watched as homework. 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.

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” Via Politico : “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has increased her financial stake in a ‘neurofeedback’ company that says its technology treats attention deficit disorder and the symptoms of autism. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week. ” “What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?” And more on MOOCs in the credentialing section below as well.

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” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the credential section below. Via Class Central : “Analysis of 450 MOOC -Based Microcredentials Reveals Many Options But Little Consistency.” “ Can AR/VR Improve Learning? job training company) has raised $117.2

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News from the most well-funded ed-tech company, student loan provider SoFi : SoFi settles w/ FTC over allegations it misrepresented how much borrowers save by refinancing. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps,” says The New York Times. How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” Really looking forward to this new testing company though!

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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 The New York Times , a profile on the Indiana charter chain Excel Schools : “A Chance for Dropouts, Young and Old, to Go Back to School.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “The MOOC is not dead, but maybe it should be,” says Rolin Moe.

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Via the AP: “A new federal lawsuit by Pennsylvania ’s attorney general says the nation’s largest student loan company engaged in abusive practices that have cost borrowers billions of dollars.” ” The largest student loan company is Navient. Via ProPublica : “ For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In.” “ Is Homework Compatible With Personalized Learning? (National) Education Politics.