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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. Via The New York Times : “How Google Protected Andy Rubin , the ‘Father of Android ’ ” “Google could have fired Mr. Rubin and paid him little to nothing on the way out. Enjoy your Google for Education products !

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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.” Google has acquired lesson-provider Workbench. ” Via The New York Times : “ Digital Divide Is Wider Than We Think, Study Says.”

Education Technology's Inequalities

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Don’t Believe “Don’t Be Evil” My own concerns about the direction of education technology cannot be separated from my concerns with digital technologies more broadly. Indeed, the World Bank issued a report in January arguing that digital technologies – not just robots in factories – stand to widen inequalities as well, “and even hasten the hollowing out of middle-class employment.” MOOCs. Digital polarization.

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And speaking of copyrighting a language of a warlike people, the Oracle v Google case had its closing arguments this week. On Thursday, the judge gave Google the victory , ruling that the company’s use of the Java API fell under fair use provisions. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs for credit ! Also off campus, not on-: “ Unemployed Detroit Residents Are Trapped by a Digital Divide.” Education Politics.

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Humphrey testified that he hired Hubbard on a $7,500-per-month consulting contract to connect him to legislative leaders in other states, as Edgenuity tried to sell digital courses.” ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Here’s The Chronicle headline from then : “Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching.”) Good thing I never did anything in those MOOCs, otherwise I'd be losing my work.

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Via WaPo : “The FCC talks the talk on the digital divide – and then walks in the other direction.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Should Online Courses Go Through ‘Beta Testing’?” NPR on MOOC Micromasters. ” Via Geekwire : “ Google quietly donates $10M to University of Washington in another major computer science gift.” Education Politics.