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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. ” Rather, McMillan Cottom argues these students are making rational decisions in a world of growing economic precarity and shrinking social programs. ” That’s because the stories told this year to keep us hustling and to keep up imagining a certain kind of future are almost all about robots.

‘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.

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#DLNchat: How Could Artificial Intelligence Shape the Future of Higher Education?

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Or, as Aneesa Davenport, Social Media & Analytics Manager for EdSurge, suggested, perhaps give them a periodic “check-up?” Students should also be involved in decision-making efforts around what data is used and how that data is used, said Megan Raymond. There is a lot of data to sort, and Fendley, our special guest reminded us there’s only more to come. That is particularly true when institutions want to include data from other fields and organizations.

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” Some of these experimental sites included MOOCs and coding bootcamps. Via The Verge : “US denies visas to Afghanistan ’s all-girl robotics team.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Assessing the Travel Ban : What New Data on Overseas Recruitment Does – and Doesn’t – Tell Us.” More on certifications in the MOOC section above. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A call to rebrand MOOCs , from Edsurge. The New Media Consortium announced in an email to its members that it would be immediately shutting down. I have been busy with my year-in-review, but I will be updating my Horizon Report “data liberation” project with as much data as I can scrape from the NMC website before it all goes away.). ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I kicked things off with a survey of major technological developments in a very top level way, then dived into specific, currently used digital tools (the LMS, ePortfolios, video, robotics, big data, social media, 3d printing, etc.). Our social media section also went over to FERPA, with some audience members arguing for the LMS as superior to the social web for privacy reasons, plus some discussion of personal versus professional social media use.

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” “Two assessment companies – Educational Testing Service and Data Recognition Corp. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). 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.” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms. ” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) Platforms are “an extractive apparatus for data.”

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “With Student Interest Soaring, Berkeley Creates New Data-Sciences Division.” ” Social emotional learning ! Via Getting Smart : “Extending Social Emotional Learning into the Home.”

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“ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Schools should consider the ways in which their own social media surveillance re-inscribes these sorts of violent, nationalist policies. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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” She posits gaming as the new site for “modern learning,” with an emphasis on skills training and data-driven self-improvement. How accurate is her data? (I’d ” The foundation will no longer directly invest in new initiatives involving teacher evaluations and ratings, Gates said – something the foundation has spent almost a billion dollars on – but will continue to gather data on the impact of these kinds of reforms.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Education Department received about 28,000 applications for Public Service Loan Forgiveness as of June 30 of this year but so far has approved just under 300 applications for loan discharge, according to new federal data released Wednesday.” ” There’s more data on student loans down in the research section below. There’s also an article on financial aid and cybersecurity in the data and surveillance section below.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs are dead , according to Udacity ’s VP. ” Never one to let a good MOOC story pass them by, Edsurge repeats the story. “MOOCs Are ”Dead.“ Also via Edsurge : “ MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners.” Via Techcrunch : “ Kudos wants to be a gentle introduction to social media sharing for kids.”

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The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

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Even if these publications fade away , the breathless stories about the possibilities of brainwave-reading mindfulness headbands and " mind-reading robot tutors in the sky " continue to be told. That's what a decade of ed-tech social media and PR have wrought: hashtag gurus and fake news. Joi Ito , Nicholas Negroponte , the MIT Media Lab — who will remember their connections to convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein ?

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep hyping that MOOC thing. Via Edsurge : “ MOOCs Are No Longer Massive. ” Via Class Central : “Class Central’s Top 50 MOOCs of All Time (2018 edition).” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Cumulative Growth in Number of MOOCs , 2011–18.” ” Not surprisingly, there is more MOOC news in the surveillance section below.

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” Via The Sun Sentinel : “Student made social media threat to kill FAU professor, cops say.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill analyzes a recent interview with Coursera ’s CEO and argues the MOOC provider is “betting on OPM market and shift to low-cost masters degrees.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the job training section below. And more online education news in the “Betteridge’s Law of Headlines” section and in the research and data section below. “PISA for personality testing – the OECD and the psychometric science of social-emotional skills ” by Ben Williamson. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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A public service announcement from the FBI : “ Education Technologies : Data Collection and Unsecured Systems Could Pose Risks to Students.” Via The AP : “The Trump administration is granting only partial loan forgiveness to the vast majority of students approved for help because of fraud by for-profit colleges , according to preliminary Education Department data obtained by The Associated Press.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

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’s use of earnings data investigated.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s data about distance education enrollments in the US in the research section below. The Atlantic on Logan Paul : “The Social-Media Star and the Suicide.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via NPR : “Many Large Public Universities Don’t Collect Data On Suicides , Report Finds.”

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” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the credential section below. Via Class Central : “Analysis of 450 MOOC -Based Microcredentials Reveals Many Options But Little Consistency.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “ Robots in the classroom ?

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From the Department of Education press release : “ Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entertainment , Media , Cyberbullying and Social Media on Violence and Student Safety.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). To borrow from Jello Biaffra, “MOOCs aren’t dead, they just deserve to die.” ” There’s more MOOC-related news in the nanodegree section below.

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” (Juul is an e-cigarette that markets its product to teens and peddles social emotional learning content.). Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news from Edsurge in the “job training” section below. Via The Economist : “Universities withstood MOOCs but risk being outwitted by OPMs.” “ Are Universities Training Socially Minded Programmers?

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs are back in the headlines again. Via Edsurge : “The Second Wave of MOOC Hype Is Here, and It’s Online Degrees.” And That Has Given It Some Eye-opening Data.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. ” Via NPR : “How Schools Across The Country Are Working To Detect Threats Made On Social Media.”

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Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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My work as a thinker and writer about tech and ed-tech – and one explicitly committed to social justice – has been profoundly affected by Seymour. ” Note the significant difference in language in this headline from The Verge , for example – “ Harvard’s Root robot teaches kids how to code ” – and the way in which Seymour would describe the LOGO Turtle – that students would using programming to teach the robot.

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” Via Politico : “ Several Trump appointees shared unflattering views of minorities, women on social media.” Senate bill compels data collection on foreign-born college students.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via George Veletsianos : “A large-scale study of Twitter Use in MOOCs.” ” Research finds there’s a " global achievement gap in MOOCs. Data dashboards.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Politico : Western Governors University , “the nation’s leading provider of competency-based educatio n – which the Education Department’s independent watchdog last month said violated federal student aid rules – is expanding into North Carolina.” In the future, you might want to look for most MOOC-related news in the “business of job training” section below.

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I think it’s called “social emotional learning” in education circles though.) ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via Wired : “With Venues, Oculus and Facebook Push Social VR Into New Territory.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The South China Morning Post : “ China ’s schools are quietly using AI to mark students’ essays … but do the robots make the grade?”

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Via The Guardian : “ Student Loans Company ‘spied on vulnerable students’ social media’ ” The “New” For-Profit Higher Ed. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via Edsurge : “With a Year of Crisis Text Line Data, California Community Colleges Launch Mental Health Program.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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” The website: Victory Media. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The GW Hatchet : “Oversight of online learning programs lacking in some schools, report finds.” 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. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOC news is now much more often “job training” news, so there’s more on MOOCs in that section below. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Alex Usher reviews Robot-Proof : Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. The company makes student loans based on students’ “academic data.”

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I’ve never seen an education story receive quite as much attention from non-educators on social media. Via the Arizona Capitol Times : “ Arizona bill to ban school ‘ social justice ’ courses dies quickly.” The Department of Education , under the auspices of “transparency,” promises more access to data about financial aid. Via the IEEE Spectrum : “How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong.”

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In related MOOC news, there's more on “ nanodegrees ” in the “credentialing” section below. ” “Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse , more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via WCTI12.com : “Boy, 8, drives to McDonald’s after learning how online.” ” “ MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Techcrunch : “ Robot tutor Musio makes its retail debut in Japan.” Via Edsurge : “ Schoolzilla ‘File Configuration Error’ Exposes Data for More Than 1.3M Education Politics.

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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.” ” Via Chalkbeat : “Data shows Indiana students are taking AP exams, but half aren’t passing them.” ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Robots hate the Common Core.

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was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.” Via The Guardian : “ Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’ ” This ban has been targeted at scientists at the EPA and USDA in particular. Via Education Week : “ Mississippi Attorney General Sues Google Over Student-Data Privacy.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.