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'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.”

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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.” ” IPEDS is the government’s database tracking post-secondary education statistics, including enrollments and graduations. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs are dead , according to Udacity ’s VP. “MOOCs Are ”Dead.“

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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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” 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.” ” Edsurge reprints a letter students at the Secondary School of Journalism sent to Mark Zuckerberg : “‘Dear Mr. Zuckerberg’: Students Take Summit Learning Protests Directly to Facebook Chief.”

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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Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” ” I’ll be adding student loan company Quiklo to the ed-tech dead pool. MOOCs are out. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robots will replace teachers by 2027 ,” Futurism predicts. Robots are coming for your children. (National) Education Politics.

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” More details: “The 66-year-old Caraway, who has also served as the city’s interim mayor, admitted to accepting $450,000 in bribes and kickbacks from two key figures in the scandal that last year brought down the school bus agency Dallas County Schools ; Bob Leonard, who owned the stop-arm camera company that took millions from DCS; and Slater Swartwood Sr., Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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SoFi is the ed-tech company that has raised the most venture capital. And more on who’s buying student loan companies in the “business of ed-tech” section below. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The GW Hatchet : “Oversight of online learning programs lacking in some schools, report finds.” More MOOC job changes: Techcrunch reports that “ Coursera ’s chief product officer just left to become a VC.”

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ MOOCs no longer massive, still attract millions,” Class Central’s Dhawal Shah claims in a VentureBeat op-ed. The company said that the Department of Education’s decision to bar it from federal financial aid forced it to do so. Employees claim they were not notified that the company would be closing. The test prep company has raised $134 million total.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” From the press release : “ MOOCs and books initiative launched by Springer and Federica Weblearning.” For what it’s worth, according to the latest data from the NCES , the number of post-secondary institutions in the US has increased since 2011. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.