'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. ” That’s because the stories told this year to keep us hustling and to keep up imagining a certain kind of future are almost all about robots. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over again we were told “robots are coming for your jobs.”

Andrew Ng Is Probably Teaching More Students Than Anyone Else on the Planet. (Without a University Involved.)

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One selling point of MOOCs (massive online open courses) has been that students can access courses from the world’s most famous universities. In fact, three of the 10 most popular courses on Coursera aren’t produced by a college or university at all, but by a company. That company—called Deeplearning.ai —is a unique provider of higher education. In fact, Ng’s original Stanford MOOC remains the most popular course offered by Coursera.

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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MOOCs Recent virtual upstarts, MOOCs—massive open online courses—catapulted onto the global learning stage when Stanford University computer scientists Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig in 2011 came upon the bright idea of streaming their robotics lectures over the Internet. The term MOOC was coined by others in 2008.) Now in its seventh year, MOOCs crossed the 100 million learner mark, recently hitting 101 million.

Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng Wants to Bring ‘AI to Everyone’ in Latest Course

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In popular culture, artificial intelligence is used to describe anything from product recommendations to self-driving cars and futuristic robotic overlords. Lessons will include how to select AI projects, as well as how to work with and manage AI teams within companies. The course will cost $49 per month and will be hosted on Coursera, a platform for massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that Ng co-founded in 2012. (He He left the company in 2014.)

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The Hechinger Report

– China’s state-controlled news broadcasters have long been considered somewhat robotic in their daily recitation of pro-government propaganda, and a pair of new presenters will do little to dispel that view.

Peter Thiel May Finally Get His Flying Cars, Thanks to a New Udacity Nanodegree in 2018

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based company announced two new “nanodegree” offerings: an introductory program for self-driving cars and, yes, another one for flying cars. Students who complete this introductory course will be eligible to enroll in the more advanced Self-Driving Car or Robotics nanodegree programs. Thrun claims that “that nearly 60 students [in the former program] have already found new jobs at companies like BMW, Lockheed Martin, NIO, Volvo and Amazon Robotics.”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep that MOOC hype alive. “ MOOCs Find a New Audience with On-Campus Students,” Edsurge claims. “ Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom? Via The Outline : “The rise and fall of the company behind ’ Reader Rabbit’ and all your favorite educational games.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. The learn-to-code company has raised $6.9

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” (Related: “Theranos investor Tim Draper blames the company’s downfall on an investigative journalist,” Business Insider reports.). ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “Free MOOCs Face the Music,” writes Inside Higher Ed on edX ’s decision to start charging fees. More “MOOC” news under the job training section below. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A glimpse : “In China ’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’ ” Via Class Central : “By The Numbers: MOOCs in 2018.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. It’s like the MOOC crap all over again. The company has previously raised some $10 million for its science curriculum.

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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.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs are dead , according to Udacity ’s VP. ” Never one to let a good MOOC story pass them by, Edsurge repeats the story. “MOOCs Are ”Dead.“ Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The company has raised $2.88

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Forbes : “This Company Could Be Your Next Teacher: Coursera Plots A Massive Future For Online Education.” ” There’s more MOOC news in the “business of education” section below. “How a 5-Decade Old Education Company Reinvented Itself” – Edsurge interviews the CEO of the company formerly known as Curriculum Associates.

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EdSense

A full suite solution like EdSense seamlessly combines project based learning with robotics, math lab, soft skills lab, AR/VR Lab, programming, design thinking tools and proper maintenance support.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below. Doesn’t look like the company has anyone to take his place yet. Instead, the company handed him a $90 million exit package, paid in installments of about $2 million a month for four years, said two people with knowledge of the terms.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” São Paulo has approved a bill that would allow companies to manufacture school uniforms and sell branding and sponsorship opportunities on the clothing. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A call to rebrand MOOCs , from Edsurge. ProPublica with more news about Facebook and discrimination : “Dozens of Companies Are Using Facebook to Exclude Older Workers From Job Ads.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ For-Profit Companies With the Highest Enrollments at Their Colleges, Fall 2016.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep hyping that MOOC thing. Via Edsurge : “ MOOCs Are No Longer Massive. ” Via Class Central : “Class Central’s Top 50 MOOCs of All Time (2018 edition).” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Stop Asking About Completion Rates: Better Questions to Ask About MOOCs in 2019,” says Edsurge. There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below, perhaps prompting another question that Edsurge doesn’t think to ask: “How viable are these companies that are being used to outsource and privatize online higher education?”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ Monetizing A MOOC Platform.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Coursera ’s CEO on the Evolving Meaning of ‘MOOC’ ” There’s more ECOT news – there’s always more ECOT news – in the “state and local politics” section above. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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The Greatest EdTech Generation Ever – LIVE Blog of Justin Reich’s Keynote

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In fact, if you Google “rainbow starburst bracelet” and the official video from the company has been viewed a fraction of the times. As a researcher, Justin has been carrying this concept into his work with MOOCs.

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Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

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“The Year of the MOOC” – I was summoned to Palo Alto, California for a small gathering to discuss the future of teaching, learning, and technology. Perhaps with this data, the MOOC providers can build a map of professional if not cognitive pathways.

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Via Chalkbeat : “ Betsy DeVos ’s first Detroit visit featured Girl Scouts, robots, and talk of beluga whales.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). So much MOOC news! (Or “ MOOCs Are Global. Also via Edsurge : “How Harvard Is Trying to Update the Extension School for the MOOC Age.” “ Are Edtech Companies Doing Enough to Protect Student Privacy? Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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The company alleges in a lawsuit, which became public on Monday, that the Education Department’s process for selecting companies for its new loan servicing platform has been unfair and violated federal procurement rules.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Campus Technology : “The University of North Dakota has teamed up with for-profit training company Woz U to provide short-term technology education programs.”

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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. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ MOOCs May Still Be Reshaping Higher Education, Just Not In the Way That Was Initially Predicted.” There’s more MOOC news in the contests and competition section below. Actually it’s Trilogy Education’s bootcamp , as the UO is outsourcing instruction to this company. Companies Should Know About Asia’s Edtech Market.”

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Via the AP : “One of the nation’s largest student loan servicing companies may have driven tens of thousands of borrowers struggling with their debts into higher-cost repayment plans. the nation’s third-largest student loan servicing company.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The New York Times : “Meet Zora, the Robot Caregiver.”

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“Without Net Neutrality , How Would Internet Companies Treat K–12 Districts?” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Adtalem Global Education , the company that owns DeVry University , announced Monday that ownership of the for-profit institution would transfer to Cogswell Education LLC.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Should Children Form Emotional Bonds With Robots? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs. “Learning Creative Learning: It’s not a MOOC , it’s a community,” says the MIT Media Lab. “A Proposal to Put the ‘M’ Back in MOOCs ” – an op-ed by Class Central ’s Dhawal Shah in Edsurge. “Rethinking MOOCs ” – an op-ed in Duke University’s newspaper The Chronicle. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). is the new company of Andrew Ng , Coursera’s co-founder.) ” From Fast Company : “Amazon’s HQ2 could eliminate 1,500 affordable housing units in NYC.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. More robot news up in the MOOC section above. The online education company has raised $40 million total. The learn-to-code company has raised $2.6

Machine Teaching, Machine Learning, and the History of the Future of Public Education

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Companies have been selling their products – textbooks, workbooks, maps, films, and so on – to schools for well over a century. Pearson, for example, was founded (albeit as a construction company) in 1844 and acquired along the long history various textbook publishing companies which have also been around since the turn of the twentieth century. Their products will make teachers’ work easier, faster, companies have always promised.

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” From this week’s article: The prosecutor also said that Mr. Dance concealed about $12,000 in payments he received through his consulting work in 2015, including $4,600 from an organization called the Education Research and Development Institute – ERDI for short – that pays superintendents to attend meetings with educational tech companies. Yes, “that pays superintendents to attend meetings with educational tech companies.”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The New York Times : “This Company Keeps Lies About Sandy Hook on the Web.” ” “This company” is Wordpress.com. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Children are susceptible to peer pressure from robots,” says The Verge. (So Via Techcrunch : “This happy robot helps kids with autism.”

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

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VCs often speak of having an “investment thesis” – a strategy for why they fund certain companies. Remember, if you will, the insistence from the University of Virginia Board of Visitors that school was missing the “coming MOOC tsunami” based on columns they’d read in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. ” There was all the usual talk of job-stealing robots and the “ jobs that don’t exist yet.”

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Wayne Johnson, the head of the department’s financial aid division and a former executive at a student loan company , says that those “non-traditional” servicers could include companies like Visa , Amazon , or Goldman Sachs. ” The Wall Street Journal profiles InfiniLaw , a company that runs for-profit law schools. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” These headlines just kill me. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the credential section below. Via Class Central : “Analysis of 450 MOOC -Based Microcredentials Reveals Many Options But Little Consistency.” I mean, clearly the company has a strong grasp on the politics of information.

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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. In the future, you might want to look for most MOOC-related news in the “business of job training” section below. She’s an investor in a company that targets that group.)

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.

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

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He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. He’s worried that, rather than advancing our human potential, many edtech companies and universities are perpetuating the status quo. Rise of the robots Siemens has both an academic and an industry perspective on digital learning.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Now the company is betting big on both,” says Inside Higher Ed. Vive la MOOC révolution. ” “Orphan MOOCs and the Digital Dark Ages” by Jeffrey Pomerantz in Hybrid Pedagogy. ” There’s more licensing and certification news in the MOOC section above. Edsurge on teachers leaving the classroom to join tech companies. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.