The messy reality of personalized learning

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I kept thinking how much the physical setup of the classrooms resembled a Silicon Valley workspace — or is it that Amazon, Google and Facebook have tried to replicate grammar-school life? apps and software, with some classes much more tech-reliant than others.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

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One day, a friend forwarded an email about Resilient Coders, a boot camp that trains people of color for web development and software engineering jobs. Higher Ed K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion poverty Race

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.

Adapting to the New Classroom

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Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. Google Classroom ? Z-Space lab with AR/VR software ?

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” Via The Atlantic : “Why Many College Dropouts Are Returning to School in North Carolina.” 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. Remember: the biases of engineers and managers get baked into the software you use. Enjoy your Google for Education products !

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How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” ” Also via The New York Times : “ Google Faces Internal Backlash Over Handling of Sexual Harassment.” ” Also via The New York Times : “ Google Employees Stage Worldwide Walkout.” ” Speaking of ethics, “ Google offers money to universities to use artificial intelligence to scale up research,” The Washington Post reports.

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Fines Google $5.1 That is, the announcement from RealNetworks that they’re offering facial recognition software to schools for free. ” The Google blog post announcing “ Course Kit ,” a tool that will integrate Google Drive with the LMS. Another invocation of Google Map s as a metaphor for student learning data in Edsurge. One note: Google Maps is not an “an open ecosystem for accurate, real-time geospatial and navigation data.”

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“ Is higher ed creating the next dropout factories? ” Via Edsurge : “ Google and Digital Promise Reimagine Teacher Tech Training with New National Program.” ” Via Education Week : “ Google Launches $50 Million Effort on the Future of Work.” ” Proctoring company Proctorio says it now integrates with Google Classroom – something in the press release about “complimentary exam integrity.”

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Via CNBC : “ Google , Apple and 13 other companies that no longer require employees to have a college degree.” despite having Arizona ’s third-highest dropout rate.” ” Via the Google blog : “ VR Labs open doors of opportunity for STEM students.” million from Zero2IPO-Chenguang Education Fund and Shunwei Capital for its online education software.

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Via ProPublica : “ For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In.” ” The new software is supposed to get students ready for “the Salesforce economy,” whatever the hell that means. Google had a big media to-do this week. Via Ars Technica : “Google unveils a $249 smart camera that decides what’s worth photographing.” “ Mattel and Google : a double standard for AI toys?”

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In other Google and edu news, via The Verge : “White nationalists seem to have manipulated Google search results for ‘Boasian anthropology’ ” Via Education Week : “‘Fake News,’ Media Literacy Become Business Opportunities in Rush to Educate Students.” The company, which makes multimedia presentation software, has raised $30.2 Education Politics. President Trump gave a not-the-State-of-the-Union address to Congress on Tuesday.

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Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” Via Education Week : “The Ohio education department could seek repayment of more than $80 million from nine full-time online schools , based on audits of software-login records that led state officials to determine the schools had overstated their student enrollment.” Google is acquiring machine learning contest site Kaggle.

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Google Drive will soon back up your entire computer,” says The Verge. I wonder how many schools and districts that use the software have done this? But for others – especially lower-performing students – taking online courses was associated with higher dropout rates and lower grades, both at the time the course was taken and in future semesters, when compared to students who took classes in person.” (National) Education Politics.

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