'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. ” 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. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over again we were told “robots are coming for your jobs.”

Educators Make, Play, and Connect This Summer

Educator Innovator

In Dallas, it might mean exploring community action with digital storytelling. In Pittsburgh, kids might join the growing Maker Movement or pick up some engineering skills while making robots. Connecting all these activities are digital badges. Designed by the Mozilla Foundation, open digital badges are a new form of credentialing for the digital age. Once earned, kids can display their badges online for teachers, employers, and others to see.

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COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Digital Blending of Working and Learning

Edsurge

Even before this crisis, concerns were rising about a potential loss of jobs and the rising demand for digital skills due to technologies such as automation and AI. Retailers such as The Gap are accelerating the adoption of robots in their warehouses.

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

Or one for the Robotics Club, National Honor Society, Made with Code, Girls/Boys Scouts, etc. Badging Systems. Digital Badging as become a fun way for teachers and students to show off their accomplishments. Organizing and tracking badges could easily be managed through Google Classroom. Badging has become particularly popular for encouraging teachers to learn new tech skills. Use #GoogleClassroom for Badging! Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below. “ 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.”

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” 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. ” From the press release : “ Concentric Sky Announces BadgeRank – a New Search Engine for Digital Badges.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. million for its MOOC platform.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “That Hilarious Tweet About an Instructor’s Big Mistake? Salesforce has filed a patent for “ Digital badging for facilitating virtual recognition of an achievement.” ” Google announces it is “Funding 75,000 Udacity scholarships to bridge the digital skills gap.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Responses to last week’s news about Western Governors University and the audit of its competency-based offerings: Via NPR : “Who Is A College Teacher, Anyway? Via the Northeastern press office : “ Northeastern University and IBM partnership first to turn digital badges into academic credentials for learners worldwide.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Robots won’t replace teachers because they can’t inspire us.” Elsewhere in MOOC research… From Campus Technology : “Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn’t Help Completion.” “ What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students ” by Justin Reich (and George Veletsianos and Laura Pasquini). MOOCs losing their mojo?

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um, Badges.