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Hack Education Weekly News

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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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“Conflicts of interest” persist, needless to say, and there are multiple think-tanks and companies eager to have a role in deciding “who counts” as an accreditor and “what counts” as a “real” post-secondary education. It should perhaps make us question what’s going on with all those Silicon Valley companies who are actively peddling their alternative credentials as a substitute for a college degree. ” MOOCs for credit.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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“Free College” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Bard College opens its second ‘microcollege’ in Brooklyn Public Library. 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.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “ DeVry Parent Company Makes Pledges to Students.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Chalkbeat investigates the Indiana Virtual School : “As students signed up, online school hired barely any teachers – but founder’s company charged it millions.” The Australian company provides courses for schools that decide to outsource their educational services. The company has raised $44.5

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