Hack Education Weekly News

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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. From the Coursera blog : “Coursera pilots a new course format.” ” More via I Programmer on Coursera ’s decision to remove old courses from its platform. In other Coursera news : “ Atlassian sponsors computer science learners on Coursera.”

Education's Online Futures

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No doubt, Udacity, Coursera, and edX have been moving away from “free” and “open” online education for a while now , charging fees for courses and certificates and acting much more like online program management companies – third party vendors for Internet-based courses and degree programs. Coursera also brought on a new CEO : Jeff Maggioncalda, whose previous job was in the financial planning industry.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via CNET : “ Verizon to pay $17M to resolve FCC, Justice E-Rate probes.” More MOOC job changes: Techcrunch reports that “ Coursera ’s chief product officer just left to become a VC.” Once upon a time, Coursera updates went in the MOOC section. ” From the Coursera blog : “New on Coursera: start-to-finish learning paths for starting a new career.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Education Week : “ E-Rate , Other Universal-Service Funds to Be Transferred to U.S. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Andrew Ng , Co-Founder of Coursera , Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course.” Via the Coursera blog : “What’s Next in Employee Learning: Virtual Reality.” (National) Education Politics.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 8, 2017 The History of the Future of E-rate | Audrey Watters → The decision by the new FCC to rescind its report on E-rate raises plenty of questions about the future of the program under President Trump. Tagged on: March 7, 2017 Schools use technology to improve gym classes | The Sun Herald → "Every gym has heart-rate monitors, sticks with electrodes that students can hold to determine their heart rate.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Here is venture capital well spent: “ Coursera Promotes Its ‘Affordable Online Courses’ With New TV Ad Spots ,” says Class Central. ” “ 2016 E-Rate Trends.” ” Time to buy more TV ads, Khan Academy and Coursera! Presidential Campaign Politics. Via Politico : “ Donald Trump has put wealthy universities on alert.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via The Chicago Tribune : “ Chance the Rapper writes $1 million check to CPS as a ‘call to action’ ” “The History of the Future of E-rate ” by me. ” Via The Financial Times : “ Coursera chief on the future of online learning and the Trump era.” “When Social Media Assignments Increase Risks for Vulnerable Students” by Monica Bulger and Jade E. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Modern E-Rate Puts Telephones On Hold in K–12,” Education Week reports , noting that schools are struggling to pay for phone service (still totally necessary) as well as expanded broadband. ” That for-profit is Laureate Education , the largest chain of for-profit schools in the world and an investor in Coursera. ” These colleges no longer offer federal loans because of students’ high default rates.