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” WV is West Virginia , of course. Of course, Harvard doesn’t keep quiet about anything, does it.). I don’t recall if I talked about Elsevier when I wrote about platforms as part of my 2017 review. Anyway, here’s Richard Smith on Elsevier and “A Big Brother future for science publishing.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Geek Dad : “Little Robot Friends Teach Kids to Code With Empathy.”

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Via EdSource : “ Cal State drops intermediate algebra as requirement to take some college-level math courses.” Pretty sure this is the best MOOC story of the week: “ Russian Underground Launches Online Courses in Card Fraud ,” Infosecurity Group reports. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Make them learn to code , of course. Course recommendation app Chalkboard Education has raised $235,440 in seed funding from the Jacobs FOundation.

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” Via Techcrunch : “ Amazon opens its internal machine learning courses to all for free.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. RELX is the former weapons dealer known as Reed Elsevier. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. But I’m putting that project on pause while I write my book.

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” His son-in-law is Jared Kushner , of course. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “What if Your Favorite Teacher was a Robot?” Via Techcrunch : “ Ibuki is the 10-year-old robot child that will haunt your dreams.” Elsevier has acquired Aries Systems. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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“‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education? ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Publisher Elsevier has announced the launch of ScienceDirect Topics, an information platform that has been compared to Wikipedia.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. There’s more about Mattel’s robots and privacy in the privacy section below. classrooms: An army of robots to help autistic students learn social skills.”

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Via Nature : “One of the world’s largest science publishers, Elsevier , won a default legal judgement on 21 June against websites that provide illicit access to tens of millions of research papers and books. A New York district court awarded Elsevier US$15 million in damages for copyright infringement by Sci-Hub , the Library of Genesis (LibGen) project and related sites.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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” Carl Straumsheim writes that “One of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ’s most popular massive open online courses is adding a feature not seen in any of its other humanities MOOCs: instructors grading essays.” ” Of course, you have to pay $300 for this “features.” Via the EFF : “Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review.” Robots probably won’t take your jobs.

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Via The New York Times : New York governor “ Cuomo to Give Colleges $7 Million for Courses in Prisons.” ” Testing, Testing… The Chronicle of Higher Education reads “New Venture Will Offer Free Courses That Students Can Take for College Credit.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Andrew Ng , Co-Founder of Coursera , Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course.”

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” Via AIR : “Getting Back on Track: What Math Content Is Taught and Learned in Online and Face-to-Face Algebra Credit Recovery Courses ?” Of course, known enemy of the free press, Peter Thiel , works with Y Combinator. “The textbook publishing industry is considering a transformation that could significantly alter how faculty members assign readings, publishers make money and students obtain course materials,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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” Edsurge on Hypothes.is ’s partnership with Elsevier. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Alex Usher reviews Robot-Proof : Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics.

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” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” “Is there an elegant way to administer exams in online courses ?” ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. For more news about robots not taking jobs, see the HR section above. Education Politics.

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” Of course. blog : “ Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation.” I’ve got all the “learn-to-code” news in the job training section, because let’s be honest… Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Alphabet is, of course, the parent company of Google. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” “‘ Happiness 101 ’ Courses Are a Necessary Stop-Gap for the Campus Mental Health Crisis,” says Slate. Sponsored by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative , of course. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Elsevier on “The Augmented Researcher: What Does 2018 Hold for AI in Publishing ?” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Here is venture capital well spent: “ Coursera Promotes Its ‘Affordable Online Courses’ With New TV Ad Spots ,” says Class Central. Also via The Chronicle : “The University of California at Berkeley has reinstated an undergraduate course about the history of Palestine that it suspended.” ” More on the course and the university’s decision via Inside Higher Ed. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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Lots of reporting on various court filings in the Trump University case, particularly those about the company’s “ playbooks ” detailing how former employees sold its course packages, targeting vulnerable populations. “ The Great Courses ” are available on a medium other than VCR or cassette and The New York Times is on it. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Communications Experts Criticize Elsevier - Florida Pilot.” Education Politics.

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