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Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s

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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opens door for student loan companies to ignore state authority.” This isn’t really financial aid per se, but it’s part of the larger suite of financial products that schools (and the companies they partner with) push.

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Via E-Literate : “ Hawai’i Senate Bill: Would mandate OER material for all U Hawai’i system courses.” ” And later in the week, an update : “Hawai’i Senate OER Bill Update: Amended language saves the day.” Via Marketwatch : “One company will now handle close to half of all student-loan payments.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). The tutoring company has raised $107 million total.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “Frustrated with the slow resolution of loan forgiveness claims at the Department of Education, two borrowers have filed a lawsuit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and loan servicing company Navient in federal court.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “Are You Getting a Pay Bump For Student Completion? ” “Whatever Happened To MOOCs ?” This Edtech Company Says It Uses AI.

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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 (The Once and Future “MOOC”). 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. But despite all these cuts, big companies rolled out New Products this week that were perhaps Very Exciting if you’re into New Products.

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Solocron Education LLC , a company whose entire ‘education’ business is filing lawsuits, owns U.S. ” Via the AP : “ Remington Arms and the families of some victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have agreed that any dispute over the release of company documents in a lawsuit brought by the families and a surviving teacher will be decided by a judge.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

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SoFi : a student loan company and one of the most well-funded ed-tech companies out there sure seems swell. ” “ Delta Career Education Corporation , a privately held for-profit college company, is phasing out seven of its campuses,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ California Should Watch Arkansas Process for Creating New Online Institution,” says Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill.

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“ Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : ”Why Twitter Is Calling Abigail Fisher ’ Becky With the Bad Grades ’: A Brief Explainer.” ” 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. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). The Chinese tutoring company has raised $42.21

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Prior to the department spending $6 million on iPads, Apple spent more than $5300 on meals and lodging for state Superintendent Mark Johnson and five other education officials to visit the company’s HQ. His wife is also the founder of the OER organization CK12. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Speaking of bro culture company tech, “ Oculus is bringing its Rift and Go VR headsets to classrooms around the world,” says The Verge.

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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 business of OER. (National) Education Politics.

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” The Kenyan Ministry of Education says that the Bridge International Academies are not complying with the country’s laws, and the company, which runs chains of schools across the developing world, has not received approval for its curriculum. ” The curriculum company Great Minds is appealing a lawsuit in which it claimed that FedEx had violated the “open” in its open educational resources by making copies. The gaming company has raised $26.5

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