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?Readers’ Roundup: EdSurge HigherEd’s Top 10 Articles of 2017

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Microcredentials, and controversial moves and pivots by edtech companies hoping to disrupt the higher education landscape. A few weeks after EdSurge probed the company about the silence, Amazon opened up the resource library to the public. According to a company spokesperson, these fees are applicable for “the vast majority of courses that are part of Specializations as well as for a small selection of courses outside of Specializations.”

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

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I’ve called this “the Top Ed-Tech Trends,” but this has never been an SEO-optimized list of products that the ed-tech industry wants schools or parents or companies to buy (or that it claims schools and parents and companies are buying). Beyond the MOOC. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. MOOCs. The Digital Library.

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?Edtech is Trapped in Ben Bloom’s Basement

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A recent visit to my old high school library left me disappointed. In fact, aside from the predictable few flickers of Facebook and Twitter, it seemed most of the students were actually working on something productive. Yet thinking back to my stroll through the library, this is not what some of even the most popular edtech tools encourage. Gone were the days of handwritten flashcards and ten-pound textbooks.

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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MOOCs, nanodegrees, etc. 30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. by Terry Heick.

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.,

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

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They can be something everybody uses; that’s how 2012 became the year of the MOOC, and why virtual reality will no doubt be widely cited as the trend of 2016. MOOCs continued to increase in number and attendance. Follow her on Twitter at @TeachitRalph.

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” Via The Atlantic : “The Libraries Bringing Small-Town News Back to Life.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us. There’s some (sorta) MOOC-related news in the venture funding section below. Because MOOCs on an airplane proved to be such an effective mode of instruction. ” The company, which has raised some $107.4

Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 4

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” Here DeMillo changes tack from neuroscience (chapter 3) and returns to technology, but not very much to MOOCs. Notice the, ah, interesting case of a company recruiting unpaid tutors for online learning (2100).

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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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A Call For Homeschool 2.0

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Please share in the comments or via Twitter. ”. For context, we need to go a little father back, to the piece last week on Wired– The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids –that is getting a lot of run on twitter recently. MOOCs.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the job training section below. ” More news about a data breach at a testing company in the infosec section below. Edsurge covers Clever ’s new product “Clever Goals,” which takes the data that the company gleans about student usage of technology and sells it back to schools. Via Inside Higher Ed : “A New Home for AI : The Library.”

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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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The elimination of funding for 18 other independent agencies , including the National Endowment for the Arts , the Corporation for Public Broadcasting , the National Endowment for the Humanities , and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. ” EdWeek’s Market Brief on “Implications for K–12 Companies in Trump’s Big Proposed Cuts to Ed. Are MOOCs webinars? Are webinars now MOOCs?). The online education company has raised $1.06

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Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

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There was a regularly updated Facebook page, a Twitter account, as well as a LinkedIn profile for its supposed president. “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. Other organizations and companies began offering “micro-credentials” for educators. (So,

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” (Probably worth checking out Sara Goldrick-Rab’s comments on Twitter about this one.). ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. Here’s the headline from Inside Higher Ed : “For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT ?” ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. ” The company has raised $16.5

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ UVa Library’s Plan to Cut Stacks by Half Sparks Faculty Concerns.” ” Via Motherboard : “ Twitter Is Banning Anyone Whose Date of Birth Says They Joined Before They Were 13.” ” “ Copy Machines in Libraries Are ‘Going the Way of the Dodo’ – Slowly,” says Edsurge.

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’” Via Education Week : “ FCC Seeks Comment on Access to WiFi for Schools and Libraries.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Responses to last week’s news about Western Governors University and the audit of its competency-based offerings: Via NPR : “Who Is A College Teacher, Anyway? Edsurge profiles the latest from Degreed : “This Company Wants to Help You Hire for Skills, Not Credentials.”

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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”). Related, via Wired : “ Pro-Gun Russian Bots Flood Twitter After Parkland Shooting.” The tutoring company has raised $107 million total.

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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. “ Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : ”Why Twitter Is Calling Abigail Fisher ’ Becky With the Bad Grades ’: A Brief Explainer.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ 14 projects win 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries.” Education Politics.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” In other MIT news : “MIT task force releases preliminary ‘Future of Libraries ’ report.” Twitter announced big layoffs this week – 9% of its staff – and said it would shutter its video app Vine. The company said that it would keep the Vine website online, but you should probably download anything you’ve got there. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” Via The New York Times : “ Kremlin Cash Behind Billionaire’s Twitter and Facebook Investments.” ” Via The Guardian : “ Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner associate.” ” As I noted on Twitter, this is what happens when you tell schools they should be run like a business. ” Via Bklyner.com : “ Brooklyn Public Library and Bard College to Offer Free College Degree Programs in 2018.”

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” (A question for colleges that are making these sorts of deals: if teaching programming skills is so fundamental to the future of your school, why are you outsourcing this function to for-profit companies? may drop by 45 to 60 percent over roughly the next six months, compared with the same period a year earlier, according to a new corporate filing by the company.” MOOCs, CAI, and now this.

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Mostly tutoring companies.). “ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. But he’s still welcome on college campuses and Twitter. The company, which isn’t just driving is babysitting on demand too, has raised $21.5

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