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MOOC Pioneer Coursera Tries a New Push: Selling Courseware to Colleges

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The company, which was started by two Stanford University professors in 2012 and is now one of the most well-funded in the education industry , has always been highly picky about which colleges it works with to develop courses.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

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We live in a world where our library begins with G,” Wineburg said, for Google, and the Common Core’s push for evidence-based reasoning falls flat if students trust everything that pops up in their Google search results. Northport, N.Y.,

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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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). is the new company of Andrew Ng , Coursera’s co-founder.) ” The Scholarly Kitchen weighs in on layoffs at DPLA , the Digital Public Library of America. ” From Fast Company : “Amazon’s HQ2 could eliminate 1,500 affordable housing units in NYC.” More robot news up in the MOOC section above. The online education company has raised $40 million total.

Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

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” With all the charges of fraud and deceptive marketing levied against post-secondary institutions this year – from the University of Northern New Jersey too ITT, from Trump University to DevSchool – we might ask if, indeed, this is the way it works. What are promises that – legally – post-secondary institutions can or must make? Education degrees have long been viewed as an inferior degree issued by less prestigious post-secondary institutions.

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Via The Guardian : “US library to enforce jail sentences for overdue books.” ” That’s the Athens-Limestone public library in Alabama (and that’s completely f *d up). ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ MOOCs no longer massive, still attract millions,” Class Central’s Dhawal Shah claims in a VentureBeat op-ed. Employees claim they were not notified that the company would be closing.

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Trump’s education platform promises to “make post-secondary options more affordable and accessible through technology enriched delivery models.” ” “Make MOOCs great again.” ” Shares in for-profit higher education companies were up on news of Trump’s election. ” Via AFR : “ Peter Thiel’s company Palantir Defense could win contracts under Donald Trump.” Presidential Politics.

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” The charges include receiving money from the ed-tech company Edgenuity. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Career centers are providing more access to some companies than others (for a fee), a move that has career counselors concerned institutions are selling students to the highest bidder,” Inside Higher Ed reports. (I Libraries remain relevant, and The New York Times is on it.

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Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” ” I’ll be adding student loan company Quiklo to the ed-tech dead pool. ” The University of Wisconsin at Madison plans to close 22 libraries and create six “hubs” in their stead, says The Wisconsin State Journal. MOOCs are out. (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” From the press release : “ MOOCs and books initiative launched by Springer and Federica Weblearning.” For what it’s worth, according to the latest data from the NCES , the number of post-secondary institutions in the US has increased since 2011. The NMC Horizon Report 2017 – the Library Edition.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Under a Trump administration: I very much want ed-tech companies and schools to reconsider collecting so much data about students — Audrey Watters (@audreywatters) November 10, 2016. ” “ How Asian test-prep companies swiftly exposed the brand-new SAT.” Under surveillance by companies.

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