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Via Techcrunch : “ Google and Coursera launch program to train more IT support specialists.” 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.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Just a few weeks after Daphne Koller ’s announcement she was leaving the MOOC startup she co-founded, Coursera unveiled “ Coursera for Business ” this week, marking its pivot from “democratizing higher ed” to “ training corporate employees.” More on Coursera and certification in the certification section below.). Via the EFF : “Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review.” Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Codecademy, Edsurge contends, is now a competitor to Coursera and Udacity. ” Not sure why these are the four, but there you go: Udemy , Lynda , Coursera , and Skillshare. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Elsevier has acquired bepress. As The Scholarly Kitchen’s Roger Schonfeld writes, “Elsevier is now a major if not the foremost single player in the institutional repository landscape. (National) Education Politics.

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” 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.” ” The Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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. “ Elsevier Wants CloudFlare to Expose Pirate Sites,” TorrentFreak reports. ” Time to buy more TV ads, Khan Academy and Coursera! Many academics are fooled by robot-written peer reviews , Inside Higher Ed reports. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” I missed this news earlier in April, via Class Central : financial aid applications for Coursera take at least 15 days. ” 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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Elsevier on “The Augmented Researcher: What Does 2018 Hold for AI in Publishing ?” Coursera co-founder “ Andrew Ng officially launches his $175M AI Fund,” says Techcrunch. 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.