Robots Won’t Replace Instructors, 2 Penn State Educators Argue. Instead, They’ll Help Them Be ‘More Human.’

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It’s a question that some higher education instructors have asked before, and one that two Penn State University educators sought to answer on Wednesday at this year’s EDUCAUSE conference in Denver. BBookX uses artificial intelligence to create OER texts for professors to use in their courses instead of traditional textbooks. How will artificial intelligence and machine learning change teaching?

#CUE17- The Game

CUE

For the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure and honor of working on CUE conferences, mostly from afar at my homebase outside of Chicago, Illinois. I’m excited to say that I will physically (rather than digitally) be in attendance at this year’s CUE 2017 National Conference and will be helping out wherever needed. I can’t wait to attend this conference and experience its energy in person! OER Playground (New!).

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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. I was there for a few reasons, starting with having the fine opportunity to lead a pre conference workshop, followed by presenting on two panels, helping out with a Twitter component, and reconnecting with dozens of friends and colleagues. Let me share some materials here, along with reflections on the conference. Reflections on the conference.

ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

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For instance, Kasey Bell generously shared her own resource-packed presentations on her Shake Up Learning Blog prior to the conference. I was honored to join several esteemed colleagues to present on the panel: Leading the Charge: Leveraging Librarian Leadership to Support the OER Journey. And here is the sketchnote Margaret Sisler created during the session: #oer and teacher librarians! This kind of personal connection is what going to a conference like ISTE is all about.

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Highlights From a Year of Tracking Future Trends in Education

Edsurge

These edtech approaches received both buzz and practice over the past decade, but no longer seem to win attention in media and at conferences. Looking ahead to 2018, here are three predictions: First, we will probably see more work on the many ways automation (AI, robotics, etc.) Lastly, I forecast continued incremental growth of open educational resources (OER) and open access in scholarly publication.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Are Parent-Teacher Conferences Becoming Obsolete? The business of OER. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The company, which makes educational and entertainment robots, has raised $520 million total. (National) Education Politics. “ The Republican War on College ,” by The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson. “ Tax bill reflects rift between many Republicans and higher education,” The Washington Post reports.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. They are listed below, and after the reminder plea for moderator volunteers, you''ll also find the current list of all conference sessions. Volunteering : as with our other conference 2.0 Recordings : all conference sessions are recorded and are available almost immediately after being given.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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This Edsurge article – “ OER is Growing at Religious Colleges , But Raises Unique Challenges” – strikes me as a little weird, considering the long relationship between open education (the conference, at the very least) and former BYU professor David Wiley. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Futurism.com : “Here Are the States Where a Robot Is Most Likely to Steal Your Job.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Educause is holding its annual conference this week. The company is co-founded by Nick Ducoff, formerly of the OER textbook startup Boundless. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” The $1700 robot dog also requires a subscription plan. Robot stories are also Betteridge’s Law of Headlines stories, wouldn’t you know it? The robotics company, formerly known as play-i, has raised $78.34 (National) Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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“New report calls out NCAA for saying that black athletes graduate at higher rates than other black students, when that’s not true at the top conferences,” says Inside Higher Ed. Perhaps it should go in the “robots” section. Lisa Petrides, Douglas Levin, and Eddie Watson introduce The CARE Framework for OER. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Wired : “ Med Students Are Getting Terrible Training in Robotic Surgery.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Boing Boing : “Dupes gather at sold-out Flat Earth International Conference.” Stephen Downes and David Wiley debate OER : “The Cost Trap, Part 3” by David Wiley. “If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER” by Stephen Downes. “If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access” by David Wiley. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “New study finds that penalties for breaking NCAA rules are largely consistent across conference membership – and that men’s basketball and football account for the vast majority of violations.” “Can robotics teach problem solving to students?” ” Well someone has to keep paying for vendor spaces at ed-tech conferences, I guess. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“ Conservative High Schoolers Want to ‘Own the Libs’,” The Atlantic’s Adam Harris reports from the Turning Point USA ’s conference. “The RISE Package for R: Reducing Time Through the OER Continuous Improvement Cycle” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The NAACP endorses OER. “A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit claiming that the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Pac–12 Conference infringed on labor laws and thus owed money to a former Division I football player,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via CNBC : “Google exec, Mark Cuban agree that these college majors are the most robot-resistant.” Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Big 12 Conference , of which Baylor University is a member, announced on Wednesday that it would withhold 25 percent of future revenue distributed to Baylor, pending an independent review of the university’s sexual misconduct processes. “Does Open Pedagogy require OER ?” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “How Robots Will Save Liberal Education.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. “ OER-Enabled Pedagogy ” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. For more news about robots not taking jobs, see the HR section above. Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill : Special Education.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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The US Department of Education released its “ #GoOpenDistrict Launch Packet ,” encouraging schools to use OER. “ Robots won’t replace teachers because they can’t inspire us.” Conference of Mayors Resolves to Support Digital Badging ,” says Edsurge. “Heard, Overheard and Announced at ISTE 2016 ” by Edsurge (which mislabels ISTE as the biggest ed-tech conference in the world). Education Politics.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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At the time, David Wiley expressed his concern that the lawsuit could jeopardize the larger OER movement, if nothing else, by associating open educational materials with piracy.

Hack Education Weekly News

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There’s lots more from Betsy DeVos’s talk at SXSWedu in the conferences section below. ” Conferences and Events. Edsurge on the business of OER. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” Tarena International has acquired the K–12 robotics company Wuhan Haoxiaozi Robot Technology (a.k.a. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “Ed-Tech Publishing Group Wrestles With Shift to ‘Student-Centered’ Learning ,” says EdWeek Market Brief’s Michele Molnar , reporting from the Association of American Publishers’ PreK–12 Learning Group ’s conference. Via Edsurge : “OER Pioneer David Wiley Predicts All Community Colleges Will Dump Traditional Textbooks By 2024.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The Trump Budget.

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