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'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

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This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” This narrative – robots are coming for your jobs (and your kids’ jobs) – involves tasking schools with retooling so they can better train students for “ the jobs of the future ,” although to a certain extent, workforce preparation has always been what (part of) the education system has been expected to do. Helicopter Robots. ” Robots Raising Children.

The Education of an Android Teacher

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When you meet an android, it’s important to follow etiquette. She’s the namesake of Maria, a destructive robot character from the 1927 silent film “Metropolis.” Regardless, I know Maria Bot is an “it,” not a “her,” yet Barry encourages me to engage with the robot as a sentient being.

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How Middle School Obsessions Can Shape Career Paths.

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I lived in a small town and didn’t know how I was going to meet him. I was driven by the desire to meet the band. I never thought that what I was doing would be considered “techy” or that this passion project could be setting me up for a future career as a computer scientist, software engineer, learning designer, research associate or UX designer—all jobs that I learned about much later in life by reading Careers with Code magazine.

Do You Know These Innovative Women Leaders Who Are Founding Schools and Making History?

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magazine's 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30. Her work founding a leading a company landed her on Inc. magazine’s 30 Entrepreneurs under 30 and in Forbes magazine as one of the country’s top ten most promising women entrepreneurs. The Solar Prep model is built on high-quality instruction and creating a culture to meet the needs of girls. We look forward to meeting even more great leaders—both women and men—as we bring on our newest cohort of school planners this year.

Epson PowerLite L610U Laser Projector Wins Tech & Learning Best of Show Award

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March 30, 2018 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced its PowerLite L610U won a TCEA Best of Show Award from Tech & Learning magazine. LONG BEACH, Calif.

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: Some Thoughts from ASU+GSV

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I’m also working on a magazine article that’ll come out this fall on education technology and venture capital. VCs often speak of having an “investment thesis” – a strategy for why they fund certain companies. ” Investors go to the event for private meetings. ” There was all the usual talk of job-stealing robots and the “ jobs that don’t exist yet.”

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is the new company of Andrew Ng , Coursera’s co-founder.) ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Meet the New Mega-University.” ” Via Education Week : “ FUNecole : Social-Emotional Learning Meets Computer Science and Digital Literacy.” ” From Fast Company : “Amazon’s HQ2 could eliminate 1,500 affordable housing units in NYC.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” Via The Washington Post : “ DeVos rejects invitation to meet with former for-profit college students.” Via the AP: “A new federal lawsuit by Pennsylvania ’s attorney general says the nation’s largest student loan company engaged in abusive practices that have cost borrowers billions of dollars.” ” The largest student loan company is Navient. She’s an investor in a company that targets that group.)

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Now the company is betting big on both,” says Inside Higher Ed. ” Inside Higher Ed reports that there’s “confusion over distance education rules”: “Colleges seek guidance about looming federal requirement for online colleges to tell students whether academic programs meet licensing requirements in their home states.” Via The New York Times Magazine : “What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn.”

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The move comes after criticism from government watchdogs who warned of financial entanglements with private companies vying for millions in GI Bill tuition.” Also via Edsurge : “ MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners.” This story from Buzzfeed’s Molly Hensley-Clancy is… something : “Meet The ‘Young Saints’ Of Bethel Who Go To College To Perform Miracles.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Via NPR on Sunday : “ President Trump Set To Meet With Presidents Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities.” ” Via NPR on Tuesday : “ Trump, And Most Black College Presidents, Absent From Annual Meeting.” Via The Washington Post : “ Student loan companies reach $21.6 ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via IDG’s CIO magazine : “ How artificial intelligence is transforming learning.”

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” “Who’s Meeting With DeVos ? News from the most well-funded ed-tech company, student loan provider SoFi : SoFi settles w/ FTC over allegations it misrepresented how much borrowers save by refinancing. Via The New York Magazine : “The Class of 1946–2018 Twenty-seven school-shooting survivors bear their scars, and bear witness.” Really looking forward to this new testing company though! Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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And this prompted me to update my list of education / technology companies that are ALEC members.). The New York Times Magazine interviews the new Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. His rather disastrous business history in ed-tech includes SoftKey and The Learning Company. Via Reuters : “A major Chinese education company that was subsidising a project to verify transcripts of Chinese students applying to U.S. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” Via ProPublica : “Meet the Hundreds of Officials Trump Has Quietly Installed Across the Government.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ Muslim students tried to meet with a lawmaker. ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. ” Via The New York Times : “ Campus Backlash After Leaders of Black Colleges Meet With Trump.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Robots hate the Common Core.

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” Via Politico : “A complex legal battle involving dozens of debt collection companies fighting over contracts with the Education Department has essentially suspended the government’s ability to collect defaulted student loans , the Trump administration disclosed in a court filing on Monday night.” ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” The proposal would expand the gainful employment rule to all schools that receive federal aid, but it would remove any penalties for schools that fail to meet acceptable levels. ” Via Bitcoin Magazine : “Pilot Project Verifies Academic Credentials on the Bitcoin Blockchain.” The “pioneer in the science of learning,” as Inside Higher Ed puts it , will help the technology company with its internal training program.

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” The company in question: FedLoan Servicing. More on legal cases involving student loan servers in the courts section above; more on loan forgiveness and for-profits in the for-profit section above; more on student loan companies raising venture capital in the venture capital section below. ” It’s fascinating to see long-time tech training companies like CompTIA rebrand themselves as “bootcamps.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly sharing five school districts’ private information with an advisory company while it was negotiating for the districts’ contracts.” ” I haven’t seen the ed-tech press cover this story, even though one of the charges he faced involved a contract with the ed-tech company Edgenuity. For-profit higher ed company Education Management Corp says it will close 22 out of 26 of its Brown Mackie College locations.

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” They’re suing the company. Via Inside Higher Ed : “ ACICS -Accredited Colleges Meet Federal Deadline.” Robots and Other (Ed-Tech) Science Fiction. Via Edsurge : “​Are False Connections with AI Robots Putting Your Student’s Emotional Health at Risk?” ” Via The New York Times : “ Robots Will Take Jobs , but Not as Fast as Some Fear, New Report Says.” For-profit higher and student loan companies.

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Via Masslive.com : “ Massachusetts state government announced a new partnership with an online education company on Thursday to help public employees and the state’s public universities take advantage of online classes.” ” The company in question: edX. Via The Seattle Times : “ Garfield football team will continue to kneel during anthem, seeks meetings with police, community leaders.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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Worth noting: the website promotes private student loan companies SkillsFund and Climb to students looking for tuition assistance.). Via Techcrunch : “ SoFi co-founder Dan Macklin is leaving the company.” ” Via the ProQuest press release : “Matti Shem Tov, President of Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, will succeed Kurt Sanford as CEO of ProQuest in 2017.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The Trump Budget.

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

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Take, for example, the founding editor of the technology trade magazine Wired , Kevin Kelly. The Internet did become more privatized, more commercialized around that date – 1991 – and thanks to companies like AOL, a version of it became more accessible to more people.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? Also, this week, thanks to my invited participation in the National Governors Association regional summit, Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge , I published a new post “ How Should We Address the Cybersecurity Threats Facing K-12 Schools?

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