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” It’s being positioned here as the first time Congress has funded open textbooks, but it’s not the federal government’s first commitment to OER. ProPublica looks at age discrimination at IBM , worth considering I think as part of a larger industry worship of youth and “ innovation ”: “Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM.” Techcrunch says that “ EdTech is having a renaissance , powered by the emerging world.”

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Again and again, the media told stories — wildly popular stories , apparently — about how technology industry executives refuse to allow their own children to use the very products they were selling to the rest of us. Among its revelations, Jobs’s plans to transform the textbook industry.

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Meanwhile on Campus… “ Here’s How Higher Education Dies – A futurist says the industry may have nowhere to go but down. ” The head of the OECD ’s education division, Andreas Schleicher, writes in The Hill about “Educating students for the fourth industrial revolution.” “Some Thoughts on OER ” by Mindwires Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” There’s more on Department of Education efforts to help the for-profit higher ed industry in the for-profit higher ed section below. Via E-Literate : “ Hawai’i Senate Bill: Would mandate OER material for all U Hawai’i system courses.” ” And later in the week, an update : “Hawai’i Senate OER Bill Update: Amended language saves the day.” ” It’s boom times for the “regret industry.”

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Perhaps it should go in the “robots” section. Lisa Petrides, Douglas Levin, and Eddie Watson introduce The CARE Framework for OER. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Wired : “ Med Students Are Getting Terrible Training in Robotic Surgery.”

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Also by me : “The Ivanka Trump Ed-Tech Industry Network.” Edsurge on the Injini ed-tech accelerator in South Africa : “Why the World’s Youngest Continent Got an Edtech Accelerator.” ” Elsewhere in proprietary OER , via Inside Higher Ed : “ Cengage will offer open educational resources, curated and adapted to include proprietary assessment tools, from $25 per student for general education courses.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” Ref Rodriguez, like most of the current members of the LAUSD school board, has strong financial backing from the charter school industry. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. IBM wants us to believe that Watson is incredibly powerful – powerful enough, even, to search 1000 OER. ” Via TeacherCast : “Why Teachers Will Never Be Replaced By Robots.” ” Via YourStory : “Despite drop in funding , edtech still presents a huge opportunity.”

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Via The San Francisco Chronicle : “ Dev Bootcamp couldn’t tough out industry shakeout.” Edsurge on “Bridging the School-to-Business Gap: What Public Schools Can Learn From Industry.” Via NPR : “Students Compete In First-Ever International High School Robotics Competition.” ” The New York Times reports that “ Burundi Robotics Team Vanishes After U.S. His wife is the co-founder of OER organization CK–12.).

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The NAACP endorses OER. Edsurge’s Jeff Young and Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill both asked industry analyst Trace Urdan for his take. I’m waiting for Tressie McMillan Cottom’s response, as she’s certainly unlikely to hype the industry angle and will surely raise the important issues surrounding equity, “lower ed,” and justice. IHE ed-tech blogger Joshua Kim wonders “Who Exactly Holds This Neoliberal EdTech Ideology ?”

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” The tech industry is still bullish on the business of tech training nonetheless. The company is co-founded by Nick Ducoff, formerly of the OER textbook startup Boundless. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” The $1700 robot dog also requires a subscription plan. Robot stories are also Betteridge’s Law of Headlines stories, wouldn’t you know it? The robotics company, formerly known as play-i, has raised $78.34

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Via Edsurge : “ Office of Edtech Wants Help Making Sense of All Those Higher Ed Providers.” Edsurge on the business of OER. Edsurge on ”Words to Never Use If You Want to Build a Diverse Edtech Company." Everything about our lives has moved beyond the industrial era. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” Tarena International has acquired the K–12 robotics company Wuhan Haoxiaozi Robot Technology (a.k.a.

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Unveils Free Online Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Edtech Products.” Via eCampus News : “ Barnes & Noble Education announces advanced OER courseware.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot.” ” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ Value of Education Industry Sector Transactions Nosedives in 2016.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

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” Via Politico : “ Stanley Buchesky , formerly a managing partner at the venture capital firm The EdTech Fund , will work [at the Department of Education] on budget and finance issues.” ” Among The EdTech Fund’s investments : Teachboost and Citelighter. “Can robotics teach problem solving to students?” “ VR is gaining ground in the academic world and the 3D industry,” says Techcrunch , so it must be true.

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Via The Washington Post : “There’s a well-funded campus industry behind the Ann Coulter incident.” ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. “ OER-Enabled Pedagogy ” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley. ” Via Edsurge : “Why Moodle ’s Mastermind, Martin Dougiamas, Still Believes in Edtech After Two Decades.” Education Politics.

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The US Department of Education released its “ #GoOpenDistrict Launch Packet ,” encouraging schools to use OER. “ Robots won’t replace teachers because they can’t inspire us.” Lots of press releases were issued this week to coincide with the ISTE conference in Denver – Amazon’s new OER platform, for example. edtech https://t.co/DOo11lof2f “US Edtech Brings in $225M in May.” Education Politics.

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