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The Greatest EdTech Generation Ever – LIVE Blog of Justin Reich’s Keynote

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As a researcher, Justin has been carrying this concept into his work with MOOCs. As educators, one of our most critical challenges is to develop students into these learners who can take advantage of both formal and informal education systems.

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"The Internet Will Be Everywhere and Nowhere"—Dr. Michio Kaku's ISTE 2016 Keynote

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In the daily edtech trenches, the forest is easily lost for the trees. Remember, robots are [just] adding machines. He grouped these advances into three broad areas: The digitization of information, machine learning and medicine. Dr. Kaku envisions a world where the Internet—and therefore information—is both everywhere and nowhere.

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‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

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He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. He just doesn’t think our current university systems and edtech solutions will get us there. He’s worried that, rather than advancing our human potential, many edtech companies and universities are perpetuating the status quo.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A call to rebrand MOOCs , from Edsurge. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via NPR : “Hi, Robot : Adults, Children And The Uncanny Valley.” ” “A robot called Bina48 has successfully taken a course in the philosophy of love at Notre Dame de Namur University , in California,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Privacy, Surveillance, and Information Security.

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

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20 NEW Ways to Use #GoogleClassroom #gttribe #SUL #googleedu #gsuiteedu #edtech Click To Tweet. Or one for the Robotics Club, National Honor Society, Made with Code, Girls/Boys Scouts, etc. googleedu #gsuiteedu #edtech Click To Tweet. Parent Information Classes.

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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.” I mean, clearly the company has a strong grasp on the politics of information. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “ Robots in the classroom ? Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Just a few weeks after Daphne Koller ’s announcement she was leaving the MOOC startup she co-founded, Coursera unveiled “ Coursera for Business ” this week, marking its pivot from “democratizing higher ed” to “ training corporate employees.” Education Politics.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Course Signals, a software product developed by Purdue University, was designed to boost “student success” by using learning analytics to inform teachers, students, and staff to potential problems, labeling students with a red/yellow/green scheme to indicate their danger in failing a course.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The company, which makes educational and entertainment robots, has raised $520 million total. Privacy, Surveillance, and Information Security. ” Via EdTech Strategies’ Doug Levin : “The COPPA Rule, FERPA , and the Security of Student Data.” (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A glimpse : “In China ’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’ ” Via Class Central : “By The Numbers: MOOCs in 2018.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. It’s like the MOOC crap all over again. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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Via Chalkbeat : “ Betsy DeVos ’s first Detroit visit featured Girl Scouts, robots, and talk of beluga whales.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). So much MOOC news! (Or “ MOOCs Are Global. Also via Edsurge : “How Harvard Is Trying to Update the Extension School for the MOOC Age.” “ Are Edtech Companies Doing Enough to Protect Student Privacy? Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” Via Edsurge : “Golden State GDPR: What the Edtech Industry Should Know About CA ’s New Privacy Rules.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ MOOCs May Still Be Reshaping Higher Education, Just Not In the Way That Was Initially Predicted.” There’s more MOOC news in the contests and competition section below. Companies Should Know About Asia’s Edtech Market.”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep hyping that MOOC thing. Via Edsurge : “ MOOCs Are No Longer Massive. ” Via Class Central : “Class Central’s Top 50 MOOCs of All Time (2018 edition).” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Cumulative Growth in Number of MOOCs , 2011–18.” ” Not surprisingly, there is more MOOC news in the surveillance section below.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs are dead , according to Udacity ’s VP. ” Never one to let a good MOOC story pass them by, Edsurge repeats the story. “MOOCs Are ”Dead.“ Also via Edsurge : “ MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Techcrunch : “ Mattel releases biologically inspired foldable robot bugs.”

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “Free MOOCs Face the Music,” writes Inside Higher Ed on edX ’s decision to start charging fees. More “MOOC” news under the job training section below. Edsurge on replacing the Horizon Report : “Group Looks for New Ways to Peer Over the Edtech Horizon.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. million for its MOOC platform.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Is The LMS A Distraction In EdTech Futurology? ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Children are susceptible to peer pressure from robots,” says The Verge. (So Via Techcrunch : “This happy robot helps kids with autism.” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ Monetizing A MOOC Platform.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Coursera ’s CEO on the Evolving Meaning of ‘MOOC’ ” There’s more ECOT news – there’s always more ECOT news – in the “state and local politics” section above. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Stop Asking About Completion Rates: Better Questions to Ask About MOOCs in 2019,” says Edsurge. There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below, perhaps prompting another question that Edsurge doesn’t think to ask: “How viable are these companies that are being used to outsource and privatize online higher education?”

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try To Be An OPM : Conversion of for-profits and MOOCs.” Perhaps it should go in the “robots” section.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via Edsurge CEO Betsy Corcoran : “ Edtech Incubators are Fading. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Edsurge : “What Robots Can Teach Us About Being Human.” ” Via Edsurge : “Cat Ears and Robot Friends: What Japan ’s Educational Future Could Include.” “Don’t let a robot stalk your babysitter ” says The Outline.

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Just 22 schools with running water and basic supplies will start holding informal classes today in an attempt to kickstart recovery.” 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.”

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A bill in Missouri would end tenure for all new faculty hires starting in 2018 and require more student access to information about the job market for majors. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” edX is offering an online master’s degree with Georgia Tech : an OMS (online master’s in science) in Analytics. The Economist on “ The Return of the MOOC.” Robots and Other (Ed-Tech) Science Fiction. Education Politics.

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Where Is the Office of EdTech ?” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). To borrow from Jello Biaffra, “MOOCs aren’t dead, they just deserve to die.” ” From Edsurge : “How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching.” ” There’s more MOOC-related news in the nanodegree section below. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the job training section below. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Geek Dad : “Little Robot Friends Teach Kids to Code With Empathy.” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. ” Predictions from investor Tom Vander Ark : “Not Much New in EdTech in 2017; 3 Things Could Change That in 2018.”

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Via The Atlantic : “The Confusing Information Colleges Provide Students About Financial Aid.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via the Getting Smart blog : “Incubating EdTech: AT&T Announces 4th Aspire Accelerator Class.” See also, from the press release : “ ETS and LearnLaunch to Fund Edtech Startups.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Why Haven’t MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?” “​ Intel Hits Pause on Edtech Accelerator,” says Edsurge. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Verge : “Elon Musk-backed OpenAI is teaching robots how to learn just like humans do.” “This robot helps kids with special needs to communicate,” according to Techcrunch.

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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. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Via Edsurge : “ Office of Edtech Wants Help Making Sense of All Those Higher Ed Providers.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Vive la MOOC révolution. ” “Orphan MOOCs and the Digital Dark Ages” by Jeffrey Pomerantz in Hybrid Pedagogy. ” There’s more licensing and certification news in the MOOC section above. Edsurge on ”Words to Never Use If You Want to Build a Diverse Edtech Company."

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” These headlines just kill me. ” More MOOC data in the “research” section below. ” According to Edsurge , Knewton is now a courseware company and not a “robot tutor in the sky.” ” The Information reported that Rubin was “involved in an inappropriate relationship with a female subordinate while he was at Google.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “In a letter sent today to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos , Senator Elizabeth Warren , a Massachusetts Democrat, asked for information about the work of senior counsel Robert Eitel to determine if he broke conflict-of-interest laws.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The GW Hatchet : “Oversight of online learning programs lacking in some schools, report finds.” More MOOC job changes: Techcrunch reports that “ Coursera ’s chief product officer just left to become a VC.” Once upon a time, Coursera updates went in the MOOC section. Most MOOC news these days more accurately fits here under “job training.”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Gizmodo : “Tech History Group Dedicated to Preserving Information Busted Deleting Apology Tweets [Updated].” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “ Teaching assistant robots will reinvent academia,” Times Higher Education claims. Via Techcrunch : “ Sony now has a Koov robotics learning kit for US classrooms.” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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Via Forbes : “The Startup President: How France ’s Macron Nearly Built An EdTech Company.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” An op-ed from someone from Kelly Services – you know, the temp agency – in Edsurge on “Why Solving the Teacher Shortage Is Critical for Edtech.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Techcrunch : "Starting a robotics company out of school?

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us. There’s some (sorta) MOOC-related news in the venture funding section below. Because MOOCs on an airplane proved to be such an effective mode of instruction. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. MOOCs weren’t really MOOCs either. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.