2016 and Beyond: The Future of Classroom Technology by @MelanieNathan

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These venues range from MOOCs (free massive online open courses) to traditional brick-and-mortar public schools. Widespread public interest surrounds new technologies in the classroom.

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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.” Via Edsurge : “In a New Survey, Teachers Say There’s a Disconnect in Computer Science Education.” ” Via The New York Times : “ Digital Divide Is Wider Than We Think, Study Says.”

Education Technology's Inequalities

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Teaching Tolerance released a report on the increased harassment and bullying witnessed this year – something it tied directly to the Trump campaign: 90% of K–12 educators that the organization surveyed said that their school climate had been adversely affected by the racist, nationalist, sexist rhetoric of the Presidential campaign. ” While new technologies are spreading rapidly, the “digital dividends – growth, jobs and services – have lagged behind.”

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “The University of California, Los Angeles , is planning a major expansion in the online certificate and graduate degree markets that it hopes will reach as many as 15,000 students by early next decade,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via The New York Times : “To Close Digital Divide, Microsoft to Harness Unused Television Channels.” ” The survey was from Project Tomorrow.

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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 Education Dive : “ Digital ed tech pricing library brings transparency to procurement.” Education Politics.