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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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This is part eight of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In previous years, I’ve looked at how education technology is intertwined with narratives about “ skills ,” “ competencies ,” and “ credentialing.” ” 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.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

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Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. Across the globe, some key disruptive technology trends which are impacting education are: Artificial Intelligence. Assistive Technology.

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The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

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Several months ago, I started to jot down ideas about what I'd cover in my annual review of what's happened over the course of the past 12 months in the field / industry /promotion of education technology. 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. ASU ends its MOOC experiment , Global Freshman Academy.

Education Technology's Inequalities

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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. MOOCs.

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. You pay with your data.

Our digital future 10: Cognitive courseware

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Image from Pixabay You have probably heard of data science, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning , and cloud computing. You may also have heard of big data, The Internet of Things and Blockchain. But have you heard of cognitive technology?

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

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Some people researching education technology might not spend their days wondering how their work fits into this existential question—but George Siemens isn’t "some people." 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. Our technology is our ideology,” Siemens says.

The future includes good (human) teachers

The Hechinger Report

– China’s state-controlled news broadcasters have long been considered somewhat robotic in their daily recitation of pro-government propaganda, and a pair of new presenters will do little to dispel that view.

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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More than two decades ago, when I was hired at Stevens Institute of Technology, as dean of web-based distance learning—a quaint title for what is now known as online learning—few tools were available to help faculty migrate their on-campus courses online. In the most recent annual Campus Computing Survey , a majority of academic CIOs concluded that “adaptive technology has great potential to improve learning outcomes.” The term MOOC was coined by others in 2008.)

Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng Wants to Bring ‘AI to Everyone’ in Latest Course

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In popular culture, artificial intelligence is used to describe anything from product recommendations to self-driving cars and futuristic robotic overlords. The online course won’t include any heavy technical lessons, and is specifically targeting learners without experience with AI who want to better understand the technology or ways it could impact their business. offers through Coursera, which Ng teaches, have had wide appeal on the MOOC website.

Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork

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MOOCs get social. Carolyn Rosé, an assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, has been exploring ways to add social engagement to MOOCs since 2013. Rosé and her colleagues found that when students talk to each other, they tend to stick around and show up for their next class more than peers who chose not to complete the activity or those who only talk to the robot. Most online courses are a solitary experience for learners.

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

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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. As Patrice Torcivia tweeted, it’s “critical to combine this data with human interaction.

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"The Internet Will Be Everywhere and Nowhere"—Dr. Michio Kaku's ISTE 2016 Keynote

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Technological minutiae in the classroom carry such immense consequences that it can be hard to think beyond tomorrow’s software update, nevermind next year’s LMS rollout. According to Dr. Kaku, talking wallpaper, data-reading toilets and other technologies that seem like miracles today are a mere fifty years away. Remember, robots are [just] adding machines. In his telling, fifty years from now technology will have upended every aspect of our current life and society.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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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. But new technology hasn’t made it easy.

The Greatest EdTech Generation Ever – LIVE Blog of Justin Reich’s Keynote

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” The idea, though, that the kids had separated from technology was ridiculous as Justin shows a YouTube video on how to make a rainbow loom starbust bracelet that has been viewed over 30 million times! As a researcher, Justin has been carrying this concept into his work with MOOCs.

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MIT’s Mitch Resnick on What ‘Toy Story’ Gets Wrong About the Future of Play

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We have sort of advanced technology mixed together with very low technology—all sorts of building things for people to be able to constantly prototype and try things out. In our design of Scratch and other technologies, we put a lot of focus on wide walls. We started the online class for the first time a few years ago when MOOCs were becoming population. We weren't very satisfied with what we saw in the early MOOCs.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via NPR : “Data Shows 99% Of Applicants For A Student Loan Forgiveness Program Were Denied.” ” There’s more data on student loans in the research and data section at the bottom. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep that MOOC hype alive. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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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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(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week for the past eight or so years, I have gathered a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A glimpse : “In China ’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’ ” Via Class Central : “By The Numbers: MOOCs in 2018.” ” Has technology solutionism ever been more heartbreaking?!

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. 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.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. A public service announcement from the FBI : “ Education Technologies : Data Collection and Unsecured Systems Could Pose Risks to Students.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ Monetizing A MOOC Platform.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” There’s more MOOC news in the “business of education” section below. Here’s the Boing Boing headline on a new journal article about the Manne seminars at George Mason University : “A data-driven look at the devastating efficacy of a far-right judge-education program.”

Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

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“The Year of the MOOC” – I was summoned to Palo Alto, California for a small gathering to discuss the future of teaching, learning, and technology. With enough data and some machine learning, you can identify – statistically – the most common obstacles.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. One Problem: The Data Aren’t All There.” Via Education Week : “Congress Considering $95 Million for Study of Technology’s Effects on Children.” ” One huge problem with the new mobile version of the FAFSA : you can’t use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on it. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. 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.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Chalkbeat : “ Betsy DeVos ’s first Detroit visit featured Girl Scouts, robots, and talk of beluga whales.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “New Student Visa Data Show Overall Declines.” ” There’s more financial aid news in the privacy section below – because, you guessed it, data breach. So much MOOC news! (Or

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: Some Thoughts from ASU+GSV

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I’m also working on a magazine article that’ll come out this fall on education technology and venture capital. Remember, if you will, the insistence from the University of Virginia Board of Visitors that school was missing the “coming MOOC tsunami” based on columns they’d read in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. ” “Technology is moving faster than it’s ever moved before.”

Machine Teaching, Machine Learning, and the History of the Future of Public Education

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Many companies – and certainly these two in particular – also have a long history of data collection and data analysis. ” He continued – and I think this is so very revealing about the goals of much of this push for technological reform, “I should say that on the average we get about two percent efficiency out of schoolbooks as they are written today. MOOCs were going to change everything.

Hack Education Weekly News

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*Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below. 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

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Idaho Ed News quotes local high school students who protested the visit and their school’s reliance on technology. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Stop Asking About Completion Rates: Better Questions to Ask About MOOCs in 2019,” says Edsurge. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” There’s some Udacity-related MOOC news in the job training section below.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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The Department of Education has released a “Higher Education Supplement to the National Education Technology Plan ,” just in the nick of time I guess. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Department of Education has released data showing there were 539 institutions placed on heightened cash monitoring as of Dec. More about the politics of education data – particularly regarding undocumented students – in the data and surveillance section below.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. It would be great to see education technology organizations also turn away this money, knowing that – if nothing else – children and families are harmed by anti-immigration policies and practices. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the credential section below. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “Free MOOCs Face the Music,” writes Inside Higher Ed on edX ’s decision to start charging fees. More “MOOC” news under the job training section below. ” Via Campus Technology : “ Southern New Hampshire U Issues Blockchain Credentials to College for America Grads.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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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 Spectrum News : “Despite dearth of data, firms sell brain training as autism antidote.”

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