Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption

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Famous billionaire college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and the late Steve Jobs are prominent examples of successes who never completed undergraduate degrees. Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama. The conversation regarding higher education has never been more heated.

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And then there were MOOCs , of course, and all those predictions and all those promises about the end of college as we know it: “MOOCs make education borderless, gender-blind, race-blind, class-blind and bank account-blind” and similar fables. Although no, to be clear, we are not on track for half of high school classes to be online or for higher education to be replaced by Udacity, and no, MOOCs have not transformed higher ed into some magical meritocracy.).

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” Via The Atlantic : “Why Many College Dropouts Are Returning to School in North Carolina.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below. The folks at Getting Smart promote CS and SEL resources on Facebook for Education. Why would one ever suspect that Facebook is simply a terrible idea for schools or for democratic institutions?!

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” Via The New York Times , a profile on the Indiana charter chain Excel Schools : “A Chance for Dropouts, Young and Old, to Go Back to School.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “The MOOC is not dead, but maybe it should be,” says Rolin Moe. Via The New York Times : “ Facebook Says Cambridge Analytica Harvested Data of Up to 87 Million Users.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week. ” “What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?” “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” More questions about MOOCs in the Betteridge’s Headlines section below. And more on MOOCs in the credentialing section below as well. “ Is higher ed creating the next dropout factories?

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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.” ” Just grand that Facebook is running a bunch of media literacy and digital training courses for community colleges. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Iowa City Press-Citizen : “ Iowa families foregoing classroom for virtual school.” Acumen “senior innovation associate” writes about +Acumen in Edsurge : “The Flip Side of Abysmal MOOC Completion Rates ? Meanwhile on Campus… Via ProPublica : “‘Alternative’ Education: Using Charter Schools to Hide Dropouts and Game the System.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Inside Higher Ed on online education at Simmons College. More on MOOC and online education research in the research section below. ” Via The MIT Technology Review : “Big Questions Around Facebook’s Suicide-Prevention Tools.” ” Via Real Clear Education : “ K–12 Predictive Analytics : Time for Better Dropout Diagnosis.” Education Politics.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). University of Nebraska political science professor Ari Kohen “liked” a photo on Facebook depicting a defaced campaign sign for Congressman Jeff Fortenberry. How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” “The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative , founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, pledged $3.3

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Via ProPublica : “ For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In.” 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.” (National) Education Politics.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. Here’s the headline from Inside Higher Ed : “For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT ?” ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Facebook , an Online Learning Platform?” (National) Education Politics.

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Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” Via the BBC : “ Facebook Reports BBC to Police Over Investigation Into Child Sex Images.” ” More on this story and concerns about how Facebook moderates content via Techcrunch. Education Politics.

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“ President Trump Earmarks $200 Million in Federal Grants for STEM , Computer Science Programs ,” says Edsurge , later swooning that “ Google , Facebook , Amazon Among Tech Titans Committing $300 Million to K–12 Computer Science.” ” “Amazon, Facebook and others in tech will commit $300 million to the White House's new computer science push,” says Recode. (National) Education Politics.

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