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Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

Last week I participated in the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) 2016 conference. Let me share some materials here, along with reflections on the conference. Preconference workshop. Reflections on the conference.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We''re extendeding the conference due to the amazing number of presentations we''ve received, and we will be featuring four more hours of sessions on the morning of Friday, March 28th. See the conference schedule for all the great sessions taking place next week.

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20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

Or one for the Robotics Club, National Honor Society, Made with Code, Girls/Boys Scouts, etc. This way consultants can answer questions, share new and updated resources, and continue to collaborate with schools beyond a one-and-done workshop. Outside Conferences and Workshops.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Indeed, according to one story in The Atlantic , a school district in Colorado opted to do away with parent-teacher conferences entirely, encouraging parents instead to simply check online to see what their children were up to.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

” He has backed these initiatives financially; and he has backed the publications and conferences that promote these sorts of efforts. Wonder Workshop (robotics) – $41 million. Robotics , with ~ $99 million in funding. This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Contests and Conferences. This is largely a promotional piece for Penn and for the workshops that Penn GSE offers entrepreneurs, which I guess is what we’re supposed to think is replacing incubators – although certainly weekend workshops don’t offer the ever-important VC funding that many incubators have done. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” A MOOC consortium , that is, with member institutions Davidson College , Colgate University , Hamilton College , and Wellesley College. From the Google blog : “How Google Digital Workshop prepares you for new job opportunities.” ” Via The New York Times : “ Robots or Job Training : Manufacturers Grapple With How to Improve Their Economic Fortunes.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Chalkbeat investigates the Indiana Virtual School : “As students signed up, online school hired barely any teachers – but founder’s company charged it millions.” Educause is holding its annual conference this week. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” The $1700 robot dog also requires a subscription plan. The robotics company, formerly known as play-i, has raised $78.34

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “Are You Getting a Pay Bump For Student Completion? ” “Whatever Happened To MOOCs ?” Via Boing Boing : “Dupes gather at sold-out Flat Earth International Conference.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The workshop space for “makers” had raised $4.7 (National) Education Politics.

(This Is Not a Morphology of) The Monsters of Education Technology

Hack Education

This talk was presented today at ETUG 's Fall Workshop in Vancouver, BC. ” Robots are coming for our jobs. The robots of education technology boast of “machine learning,” then create frameworks and models for learning that they try to fit humans into in turn.