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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples.

'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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Our digital future 10: Cognitive courseware

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Examples of cognitive technologies include computer vision , deep learning, natural language processing , speech recognition, and humanised robotics. An example of this is the Hewlett Packard online customer support service.

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.)

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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MOOCs Recent virtual upstarts, MOOCs—massive open online courses—catapulted onto the global learning stage when Stanford University computer scientists Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig in 2011 came upon the bright idea of streaming their robotics lectures over the Internet. The term MOOC was coined by others in 2008.) Now in its seventh year, MOOCs crossed the 100 million learner mark, recently hitting 101 million.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm).

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

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He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. He’s worried that, rather than advancing our human potential, many edtech companies and universities are perpetuating the status quo. Rise of the robots Siemens has both an academic and an industry perspective on digital learning.

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” São Paulo has approved a bill that would allow companies to manufacture school uniforms and sell branding and sponsorship opportunities on the clothing. ” The city uses algorithms, for example, to place students in public schools. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A call to rebrand MOOCs , from Edsurge. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via NPR : “Hi, Robot : Adults, Children And The Uncanny Valley.”

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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Machine Teaching, Machine Learning, and the History of the Future of Public Education

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Companies have been selling their products – textbooks, workbooks, maps, films, and so on – to schools for well over a century. Pearson, for example, was founded (albeit as a construction company) in 1844 and acquired along the long history various textbook publishing companies which have also been around since the turn of the twentieth century. Their products will make teachers’ work easier, faster, companies have always promised.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ Monetizing A MOOC Platform.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Coursera ’s CEO on the Evolving Meaning of ‘MOOC’ ” There’s more ECOT news – there’s always more ECOT news – in the “state and local politics” section above. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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” Note the significant difference in language in this headline from The Verge , for example – “ Harvard’s Root robot teaches kids how to code ” – and the way in which Seymour would describe the LOGO Turtle – that students would using programming to teach the robot. Some cities and states are considering making computer science compulsory – in Chicago , Virginia , Queensland , for example. See: the LMS, the MOOC.

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“Without Net Neutrality , How Would Internet Companies Treat K–12 Districts?” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Adtalem Global Education , the company that owns DeVry University , announced Monday that ownership of the for-profit institution would transfer to Cogswell Education LLC.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Should Children Form Emotional Bonds With Robots? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” Here, via Edsurge , is a great example of how, instead of investing in public infrastructure, schools wield ed-tech to outsource and privatize key resources for students and communities. Via the AP : “One of the nation’s largest student loan servicing companies may have driven tens of thousands of borrowers struggling with their debts into higher-cost repayment plans. the nation’s third-largest student loan servicing company.”

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms.

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Via The Conversation : “What we can learn from closure of charter school that DeVos praised as ‘shining example’ ” The school in question: the Excel Academy Public Charter School in DC which was closed for poor performance. Yes, “that pays superintendents to attend meetings with educational tech companies.” ” Here’s a list of the companies that work with ERDI. I’m also putting some MOOC news in the job training section.

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Wayne Johnson, the head of the department’s financial aid division and a former executive at a student loan company , says that those “non-traditional” servicers could include companies like Visa , Amazon , or Goldman Sachs. ” The Wall Street Journal profiles InfiniLaw , a company that runs for-profit law schools. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” These headlines just kill me. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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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.” I mean, clearly the company has a strong grasp on the politics of information.

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Via Marketwatch : “One company will now handle close to half of all student-loan payments.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). The 74 interviewed Sal Khan on personalized learning and his goal to create a “ global diploma ,” which he says his company can “uniquely” do. ” The Verge profiles Digital Ally , a company that makes police body cameras and soon, a new “conducted electrical weapon.”

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” Sandler is also the founder of the ed-tech company Nibletz. ” I’m putting this story here as it discusses VCs’ willingness to continue to invest in Mike Cagney , the former head of the student loan company SoFi. Via The Guardian : “ Student Loans Company ‘spied on vulnerable students’ social media’ ” The “New” For-Profit Higher Ed. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

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” They’re suing the company. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” edX is offering an online master’s degree with Georgia Tech : an OMS (online master’s in science) in Analytics. The Economist on “ The Return of the MOOC.” ” “ Harvard/MIT Report Analyzes 4 Years of MOOC Data ,” Campus Technology reports. Robots and Other (Ed-Tech) Science Fiction. Education Politics.

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She seemed to fail to grasp some of the basics of education policy – the difference between “ proficiency ” and “ growth ,” for example, and the federal rules surrounding disability rights and education. And this prompted me to update my list of education / technology companies that are ALEC members.). His rather disastrous business history in ed-tech includes SoftKey and The Learning Company. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

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” – that’s Sebastian Thrun, best known perhaps for his work at Google on the self-driving car and as a co-founder of the MOOC (massive open online course) startup Udacity. The very next day, Apple shares hit $97.80, an all-time high for the company.

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For example, this story from the School Library Journal : “ Charter Schools , Segregation , and School Library Access.” ” There’s more on legal battles involving student loan companies in the business of financial aid section below. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Techcrunch : “This tortoise shows kids that robot abuse is bad.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Cumulative Growth in Number of MOOCs , 2011–17.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Charlottesville and UVA.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In related MOOC news, there's more on “ nanodegrees ” in the “credentialing” section below. ” “ Zynga ’s Headquarters Is Worth More Than The Actual Company.”

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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. ” “Two assessment companies – Educational Testing Service and Data Recognition Corp. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Humans, the Latest MOOC Feature.”

Education Technology's Inequalities

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Black preschool children, for example, are 3.6 Take, for example, ProPublica ’s article on Donald Trump’s son-in-law and “consigliere”: “ The Story Behind Jared Kushner’s Curious Acceptance into Harvard.”). Indeed, the World Bank issued a report in January arguing that digital technologies – not just robots in factories – stand to widen inequalities as well, “and even hasten the hollowing out of middle-class employment.”

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Tom Webster, the VP of strategy at the market research firm Edison Research, argued that the report should be viewed as “an extremely effective piece of content marketing,” pointing to the number of slides that cite data about or by a portfolio company of Meeker’s employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Smith Caulfield. “Why are there 72 slides about gaming, from a company invested in EA, Zynga, Mobcrush, and Magic Leap?”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “That Hilarious Tweet About an Instructor’s Big Mistake? ” It’s full of examples of lecturing, but now that they’re recorded as videos somehow it’s innovation. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “This Machine Learning-Powered Software Teaches Kids To Be Better Writers,” Fast Company claims. (National) Education Politics.

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awards debt collection contract to company with ties to DeVos.” ” Via Buzzfeed : “Here’s How A Student Loan Debt Relief Company Preyed On Its Customers.” ” The company: the Student Loan Assistance Center. But that’s what happened last week at the American University of Malta , a start-up institution operated by a Jordanian construction and tourism company without a track record in higher education,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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A fabulous example of our healthy capitalist economy working its magic. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Or maybe the company it’s using for its predictive analytics programs – EAB, I think – does and that’s why we’re hearing all these stories. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Roombas, for example. The assessment company has raised over $52 million total.

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Via The Wall Street Journal : “ California plans to sue one of the nation’s largest student loan companies.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Look at former Harvard President Drew Faust , for example! Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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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.” The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative ’s CTO, Brian Pinkerton , is leaving the company. ” The Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.”

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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. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “A Corporate Learning Revolution” – a Coursera webinar.

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