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MOOCs Are Global. So Where Do They Stand With New European Privacy Laws?

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And that’s forcing companies and colleges around the globe to reevaluate their data policies and practices. The law also requires that companies get explicit consent from users before sharing data, and includes many other data protections as well. is interacting with a college’s learning management system, or when a prospective student in Europe applies for admission to a U.S. MOOC-provider Coursera, for example, claims to have 6.5

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

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Each month, I calculate all the venture capital investment that’s gone into education technology, noting who’s invested, the type of company, and so on. It’s from these weekly and monthly reports that I start to build my analysis. Beyond the MOOC. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. Learning to Code. MOOCs. Education Data and Learning Analytics.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. ” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”)

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

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To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017. Whole-Class Learning is Here.

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“High school students will be allowed to carry mace in the 2016–2017 school year after the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education agreed to remove prohibitive language and amend its policy,” the Salisbury Post reports. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

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Department of Education missed a deadline to delay state authorization rules are incorrect, a department spokeswoman said Thursday,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. Speaking of which, here’s the headline from the LA School Report : “How a Los Angeles school board member teamed up with SpaceX & Elon Musk to test a mini-sub for the Thailand soccer team’s rescue.” The company has raised $20.4

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” Elsewhere in Trumplandia: “ Columbia University has declined to comment on recent reports that Monica Crowley , an appointee of President-elect Donald J. dissertation at the university,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. More on the report via Edsurge. ” They’re suing the company. The Economist on “ The Return of the MOOC.” ” Price tag for the report: $3599. Education Politics.

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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. Via The Guardian : “ Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’ ” This ban has been targeted at scientists at the EPA and USDA in particular. ” asks The Hechinger Report.

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Meanwhile, as The New York Times reports : “ Facebook , Under Fire in Russia Inquiry, Posts 79% Rise in Profit.” Via the CFPB press office : “ CFPB Report Finds Consumer Complaints Spurred Actions That Brought More Than $750 Million in Relief for Student Loan Borrowers.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ DeVry Parent Company Makes Pledges to Students.” Tell me more about how the blockchain is going to “verify learning.”

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Here’s media reporter Mathew Ingram’s take (and there are lots of takes out there. On Thursday, the judge gave Google the victory , ruling that the company’s use of the Java API fell under fair use provisions. “ California ’s teacher tenure battle is reignited by Vergara appeal and a new bill,” The LA Times reports. Via The US News & World Report : “The View From a Testing Giant.” MOOCs for credit !

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But the struggling sector’s political giving is down since peaking in 2012,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Testing, Testing… Via the Hechinger Report : “On a classroom-based test for new teachers , black teachers score lower.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” In other MIT news : “MIT task force releases preliminary ‘Future of Libraries ’ report.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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Via The Hechinger Report : “Most immigrants outpace Americans when it comes to education – with one big exception.” ” 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”). From the press release : “IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Open Badges 2.0 The third: lifelong learning.

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University of Texas at Austin , related to features unique to that university,“ Inside Higher Ed reports. ” As Vox reports, “The Court announced Thursday that it was unable to reach a decision in the case United States v. ” 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. The company has raised $2.15