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A glimpse : “In China ’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’ ” Via Class Central : “By The Numbers: MOOCs in 2018.” ” “ University of California System is playing hardball with Elsevier in negotiations that could transform the way it pays to read and publish research,” says Inside Higher Ed. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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The stories out of Facebook just keep getting worse. I mean, I’m just glad that no one from Facebook is involved in education, ed-tech, ed reform, or education journalism. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Tutoring company Topica Edtech Group has raised $50 million from Northstar Group. RELX is the former weapons dealer known as Reed Elsevier. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Via Nature : “One of the world’s largest science publishers, Elsevier , won a default legal judgement on 21 June against websites that provide illicit access to tens of millions of research papers and books. A New York district court awarded Elsevier US$15 million in damages for copyright infringement by Sci-Hub , the Library of Genesis (LibGen) project and related sites.” Via Buzzfeed : “ Violence On Facebook Live Is Worse Than You Thought.”

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” Via EdScoop : “ USC launches edtech research center focused on underrepresented youth.” “‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education? ” This, from Edsurge , is pretty awful: “Why Edtech Executives Are Keeping a Close Eye on Preschool Demographics.” Via Edsurge : “NYC Keeps Its Edtech Accelerator Revving With New Funders and Markets.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Via Chalkbeat : “Robotics is bringing Betsy DeVos to Detroit for the first time as education secretary.” Meanwhile on Campus… Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Florida State Cancels Bundled Journal Deal With Elsevier.” Edtech Companies?”

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” Among its cargo: a Facebook / Internet.org satellite that was supposed to provide Internet access Facebook to African countries. Via the EFF : “Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review.” Shawn Graham responds to this patent on peer review by patenting Elsevier. Via WaPo : “Study: Robot baby dolls don’t curb teen pregnancies. Robots probably won’t take your jobs. Education Politics.

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Via The Daily Beast : “ Palmer Luckey : The Facebook Near-Billionaire Secretly Funding Trump’s Meme Machine.” Well, one thing’s for certain: between this and Peter Thiel on its board, Facebook is well-positioned for a Trump presidency. There’s more Facebook fraud in the “upgrades and downgrades” section below. Via The Wall Street Journal : “ Facebook Overestimated Key Video Metric for Two Years.”

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Via Edsurge : “ Jefferson Education Accelerator Winds Down, Rebrands to Focus on Edtech Reviews and Procurement.” blog : “ Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation.” I’ve got all the “learn-to-code” news in the job training section, because let’s be honest… Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” Via Politico : “ Facebook ’s next project: American inequality.”

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Via The New York Times : “Turn Off Messenger Kids , Health Experts Plead to Facebook.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Elsevier on “The Augmented Researcher: What Does 2018 Hold for AI in Publishing ?” EdTech Strategies’ Doug Levin has released a new study on the many security and privacy issues with school (and school district and department of education) websites.