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Education Technology's Inequalities

Hack Education

Data released in June by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights highlighting the ongoing disparities – between the experiences of white students and students of color, between the experiences of affluent students and low-income students, and between the experiences of students with disabilities and those without – serves to underscore the systematic failure to provide equitable education at the preschool and K–12 levels in the US.

AI can disrupt racial inequity in schools, or make it much worse

The Hechinger Report

From driver-assisted car systems to video games and virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri, artificial intelligence (AI) has transformed almost every aspect of our lives, as our machines learn from the massive amounts of data we provide them.

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Our digital future 11: AI enhanced course design

Learning with 'e's

Other jobs in society may already have been supplanted by robotics and artificial intelligence. AI is not about replacing the human with a robot, it is about taking the robot out of the human" says Usama Fayyad, and this will prove to be a key theme in the future of AI enhanced education.

‘Learn’-Launching the 2017 Edtech Conversation With Cautious Optimism

Edsurge

Edtech gatherings that attract more than 1,000 attendees, such as LearnLaunch’s Across Boundaries Conference last week in Boston, are usually echo chambers of hubbub and hoopla about technology’s potential to transform education. K-12 schools seeking to innovate must move away from creating ‘coding boot camps’ to more lessons on computational thinking and data analytics. That’s why educators need to pay attention to cultivating skills in students that robots don't do efficiently. “We

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ISTE 2016: Educational Equity, Lifelong Learning, and a Simpler Approach to Edtech

eSpark

At the end of June, eSpark joined the thousands of district and edtech leaders headed to Denver, CO to meet innovative educators and discuss the current state of technology in schools.

Will a new batch of licenses help rural students get online?

The Hechinger Report

Shawn Caine, who teaches technology at Panguitch High School in Garfield County, Utah, lets students who don’t have adequate home internet service get online in her classroom before and after school. Tom Rolfes, education IT manager for the Nebraska Information Technology Commission.

Deep learning

Learning with 'e's

She argued that the future is found in the present, and that many of the top science fiction films feature technology that already is in existence. She showed several images of recent movies such as Ellysium, I, Robot and Avatar to emphasise her point.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security. The key word in that headline isn’t “digital”; it’s “force.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

*Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. “ The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected ,” writes Nellie Bowles in The New York Times. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Futurism.com : “Here Are the States Where a Robot Is Most Likely to Steal Your Job.” ” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. There’s some hiring and retiring data in the local politics and in the sports sections above. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. Via The Verge : “ Quora says hackers stole up to 100 million users’ data.” Ed-tech funding data , gathered by yours truly , for the month of November.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Campus Technology : “ Southern New Hampshire U to launch Competency-Based Master’s in Online Ed.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Unizin Partners with edX , Cengage.” “This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’,” Edsurge writes. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” “ Online Trackers Help Promote Better Sleep in Indiana U Staff Study,” says Campus Technology.

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Hack Education

” More on the Afghan robotics team in the contest section below. for Robotics Contest.” Via MIT Technology Review : “Another Price Slash Suggests the Oculus Rift Is Dead in the Water.” Via The New York Times : “To Close Digital Divide, Microsoft to Harness Unused Television Channels.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via MIT Technology Review : “U.S. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via WaPo : “The FCC talks the talk on the digital divide – and then walks in the other direction.” Via The Seattle Times : “A cellphone belonging to the man who claims he shot and wounded another man in self-defense during a demonstration last month at the University of Washington had been wiped clean of data before being seized by police, according to search-warrant documents filed in King County Superior Court.” Education Politics.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

“I’m slightly wary of building a Google data profile of a young child,” says @ashleyrcarman @verge [link]. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye the week of March 13, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tagged on: March 18, 2017 G Suite for Education Now Open for Personal Google Accounts, Outside Domains | Campus Technology → Raises privacy questions.

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