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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.”

Our digital future 10: Cognitive courseware

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Examples of cognitive technologies include computer vision , deep learning, natural language processing , speech recognition, and humanised robotics. Based on cognitive technology, it is a way of creating learning environments and support systems that mimic human tutors or teaching assistants.

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Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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Learning Management Systems With learning management systems now installed at nearly all higher education institutions here and abroad, instructors can create course materials, assess student progress and generate custom exams. Digital Authoring Systems Faced with increasingly complex communication technologies—voice, video, multimedia, animation—university faculty, expert in their own disciplines, find themselves technically perplexed, largely unprepared to build digital courses.

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.”

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

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Even if these publications fade away , the breathless stories about the possibilities of brainwave-reading mindfulness headbands and " mind-reading robot tutors in the sky " continue to be told. People with knowledge of the school described it as “run like the company of WeWork, subject to constant changes or ‘disruption,’ sometimes without full consideration for the children these changes impact.” Coursera raised $109 million in venture company because investors are cray.

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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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

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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.

‘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 just doesn’t think our current university systems and edtech solutions will get us there. He’s worried that, rather than advancing our human potential, many edtech companies and universities are perpetuating the status quo.

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” Some of these experimental sites included MOOCs and coding bootcamps. Via The Verge : “US denies visas to Afghanistan ’s all-girl robotics team.” Via The Washington Post : “SEC settles fraud charges against defunct for-profit college company ITT.” Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill follows up on the Edsurge article with his own analysis : “ MOOCs Now Focused on Paid Certificates and OPM Market.”

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Via The New Yorker : “ Georgia ’s Separate and Unequal Special-Education System.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Trump administration’s list of primary finalists to operate an overhauled student loan servicing system excludes Navient , a large and controversial servicer, which instead is participating in the program as a subcontractor in a team.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep that MOOC hype alive.

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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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Two school districts in two states are scaling back their use of the Facebook -built Summit Public Schools ’ learning management system. ” 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. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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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.” ” “ University of California System is playing hardball with Elsevier in negotiations that could transform the way it pays to read and publish research,” says Inside Higher Ed.

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” Or at least CZI is trying to convince schools to buy into its Summit learning management system. 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. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. The robot presents as a black female?

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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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?”

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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A public service announcement from the FBI : “ Education Technologies : Data Collection and Unsecured Systems Could Pose Risks to Students.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ Monetizing A MOOC Platform.” Faculty leaders see attempt to turn system into a ‘widget factory.’” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. The textbook company has raised $6 million total.

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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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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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” “A government watchdog group called Florida ’s growing system of privately-run public charter schools wasteful and said it sometimes gives rise to self-dealing and profiteering ,” says The Florida Times-Union. 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.”

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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 reason given: the registry used “‘rapidly aging technologies’ that do not mesh with other systems” – which is odd for what I thought was largely a metadata project. ” More likely, the “perfect moment” will be when all the corporate tax giveaways come back to bite Virginia’s education system in the ass. the nation’s third-largest student loan servicing company.” Tutoring company Knack has raised $1.5

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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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” Gentrification is forcing poor people out of the city; segregated school systems follow them to new locations. ” 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.

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” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? Via Inside Higher Ed : “The nonprofit National University System announced today that it plans to acquire the for-profit Northcentral University , which specializes in online education in graduate and doctoral-level programs.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the credential section below.

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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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Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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” Note the significant difference in language in this headline from The Verge , for example – “ Harvard’s Root robot teaches kids how to code ” – and the way in which Seymour would describe the LOGO Turtle – that students would using programming to teach the robot. What had started as a subversive instrument of change was neutralized by the system and converted into an instrument of consolidation. See: the LMS, the MOOC.

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Via Politico : “The Kansas Supreme Court rejected the state’s school funding system in a ruling issued Monday that found it runs afoul of the state’s constitution by failing to adequately and equitably fund its school districts.” 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.”

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” ( Richard Carranza is the new head of the NYC school system.). 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

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Newark has control once again of its public school system, which the state took away from the city 22 years ago. Via BocaNews : “Parents throughout South Palm Beach County are using iReady on behalf of their children, possibly skewing scores – and usefulness – of the $6-Million diagnostic computer system.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us.

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Paul School System.” 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.

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senators released a bill Monday that would overturn the ban on a federal student-level data system that would allow for the tracking of employment and graduation rates. Here are the education technology companies that have raised money from ISPs. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Why Haven’t MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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Via Education Week : “ DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism , ADHD.” ” “Betsy DeVos Won’t Shed Stake in Biofeedback Company , Filings Show,” The New York Times reports. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix – and LinkedIn.” “Can robotics teach problem solving to students?”