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‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

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He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. Rise of the robots Siemens has both an academic and an industry perspective on digital learning. Blogs, wikis and social media, on the other hand, are distributed across networks. What does it mean to be human in a digital age?

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “With Student Interest Soaring, Berkeley Creates New Data-Sciences Division.” How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” ” Social emotional learning ! Via Getting Smart : “Extending Social Emotional Learning into the Home.”

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despite having Arizona ’s third-highest dropout rate.” I hope none of these programs are teaching “data science,” because this is just a silly claim based on bad data. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Kids connect with robot reading partners ,” says the PR office of the University of Wisconsin Madison. Via Engadget : “ Japan trials AI and robots to boost English skills in schools.”

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” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? ” Just grand that Facebook is running a bunch of media literacy and digital training courses for community colleges. “Unizin Adds Student Writing Data to its Data Platform for a Clearer Portrait of Learner Success,” says the Campus Technology headline. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “ Robots in the classroom ?

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Via ProPublica : “ For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In.” “‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education? “ No State Will Measure Social-Emotional Learning Under ESSA. Google had a big media to-do this week. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. There’s more about Mattel’s robots and privacy in the privacy section below. Technology, Education, and the Media.”

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As if applying for financial aid wasn’t difficult enough already, it appears that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which pulls tax information into the FAFSA app, “ will be unavailable for several weeks.” Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” Via Chalkbeat : “Data shows Indiana students are taking AP exams, but half aren’t passing them.”