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Coursera ’s 2018 Revenue Estimated to be $140 million,” Class Central estimates. 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.

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Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s First Ivy League Degree: An Online Master’s From the University of Pennsylvania.” ” ( Not mentioned : Penn was one of the very first investors in Coursera.). “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.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix – and LinkedIn.” ” Via the Coursera blog : “Announcing Coursera for Governments & Nonprofits.” “Can robotics teach problem solving to students?” ” “Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley.

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Coursera announces on its blog that it’s expanding to Brazil. Here’s Coursera arguing “Why Everyone Should Learn Sales.” 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.

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Coursera has a new partner , the insurance company AXA , which will offer some 300 Coursera classes to its employees. Via NPR : “Students Compete In First-Ever International High School Robotics Competition.” ” The New York Times reports that “ Burundi Robotics Team Vanishes After U.S. His wife is the co-founder of OER organization CK–12.). Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. More on robots in the contest section above.

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” IHE blogger Joshua Kim offers “25 Million Reasons Why LinkedIn / Microsoft Will Buy Coursera.” ” Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “ Top Hat ’s OER Announcement: Doubling down on faculty engagement.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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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. “ 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.

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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.” ” That’s the headline describing a conversation between Recode and Coursera ’s Daphne Koller. Lots of press releases were issued this week to coincide with the ISTE conference in Denver – Amazon’s new OER platform, for example.

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In Move Towards More Online Degrees, Coursera Introduces Its First Bachelor ’s.” ” “Coursera and other purveyors of massive open online courses supposedly signaled the end of traditional credentials and, as some told it, universities. “ Coursera More than Doubles Number of Degrees on Its Platform,” says Campus Technology. Edsurge on the business of OER. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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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.

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” According to this Techcrunch article , MOOCs like Udacity and Coursera weren’t working out for AirBnB so now it is “running its own internal university to teach data science.” 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. Via The New York Times : “ Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts.”

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