Technology and Casey Green on campus: Future Trends Forum #3, notes and full recording

Bryan Alexander

We explored campus technology and faculty attitudes towards digital materials. Casey noted some long-term persistent trends, such as campus IT seeing technology as an underutilized aid for instruction, and not feeling satisfied about institutional promotion of technology for faculty.

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FI conducts research, develops educational resources, provides high quality professional learning programs for educators including leadership massive open online courses (MOOCs), advocates to improve teaching and learning, and helps inform policy-making at a regional and national level.

Education's Online Futures

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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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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Education Week : “ FCC Chair Moves to Block E-Rate Funds for Companies Deemed ‘Security Risk’ ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “The MOOC is not dead, but maybe it should be,” says Rolin Moe.

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Via Edsurge : “After Net Neutrality , Experts Expect Changes to FCC’s E-Rate.” Humans, Not Technology, Are the Challenge in Toronto.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). (National) Education Politics. You know it’s amazing news when The Guardian publishes it one minute after midnight in the new year: “ Toby Young to help lead government’s new universities regulator.”

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Via Education Week : “ E-Rate , Other Universal-Service Funds to Be Transferred to U.S. ” Via The Intercept : “These Are the Technology Firms Lining Up to Build Trump’s ‘Extreme Vetting’ Program.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Andrew Ng , Co-Founder of Coursera , Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course.” (National) Education Politics.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Edsurge : “Why the FCC ’s E-rate Makes Funding High-Speed Internet a Slow Crawl.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “The Saga of Ohio ’s Embattled E-School Is Coming to an End,” writes Education Week’s Ben Herold. Times published teachers’ ratings.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “Peter Thiel May Finally Get His Flying Cars, Thanks to a New Udacity Nanodegree in 2018.” ” Via Campus Technology : “BYU Researchers Aim to Stop Robots from Eating Tables with Wikipedia.” Via Campus Technology : “ Education Data Breaches Double in First Half of 2017.” (National) Education Politics.

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Not Net Neutrality, but another potential FCC move – ending the E-Rate program. ” “A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. MOOCs are out. ” Via Futurism : “ Global E-Waste Increased by Eight Percent since 2014.”

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But DeVos “believes that technology has a role to play in the classroom,” Edsurge writes in response to the confirmation , which I guess means ed-tech can overlook all of her horrible beliefs that further educational inequalities as long as it means more people buy digital things and hire Edsurge to facilitate that process. Via NPR : “ Betsy DeVos ’ Graduation Rate Mistake.” Education Politics.

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” The school in question: Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “A clause in the contract could, in the future, allow Nike to harvest personal data from Michigan athletes through the use of wearable technology like heart-rate monitors, GPS trackers and other devices that log myriad biological activities.” Education Politics.

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” Via Real Clear Education : “Connecting Schools to the Future: Rethinking E-Rate.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix – and LinkedIn.” ” There’s more MOOC-related research in the research section below. Via the MIT Technology Review : “For $14,000, a Weeklong Firehose of Silicon Valley Kool-Aid.”

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” “Modern E-Rate Puts Telephones On Hold in K–12,” Education Week reports , noting that schools are struggling to pay for phone service (still totally necessary) as well as expanded broadband. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Microsoft -Branded MOOCs for K–12 Leaders.” ” These colleges no longer offer federal loans because of students’ high default rates.

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” Remind me again, all you fans of VR in education, how this technology is going to promote empathy? ” “ State educational technology directors have outlined ambitious targets for increasing school bandwidth capacity in an effort to support digital learning and bridge the technology divide that exists in schools and in students’ homes,” says Education Week. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

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Via The Chicago Tribune : “ Chance the Rapper writes $1 million check to CPS as a ‘call to action’ ” “The History of the Future of E-rate ” by me. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” An op-ed in Forbes by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Make Online Education Great (For The First Time).” “When Social Media Assignments Increase Risks for Vulnerable Students” by Monica Bulger and Jade E.

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Wheeler supported e-Rate reform and “ net neutrality.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “A judge will allow Ohio ’s education department to review attendance records that could force Ohio’s largest online charter to return millions of its funding,” says the AP. “Online Education Pioneer Boots Up a Jobs Program for the Tech Industry,” the MIT Technology Review reports. The Trump Administration.

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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). GameEffective has raised $7 million from CE Ventures, Verint, 2B Angels, Shaked Ventures, and Lipman “to gamify employees’ sales and e-learning tasks.” Education Politics.