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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.” ” “ 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.

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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 Techcrunch : “ Facebook launches Mentorships , matching people within Groups to help them guide each other.” Via Buzzfeed : “Internal Facebook Note: Here Is A ‘Psychological Trick’ To Target Teens.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “What if Your Favorite Teacher was a Robot?” Elsevier has acquired Aries Systems.

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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.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Humans, the Latest MOOC Feature.” Robots probably won’t take your jobs.

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Via Chalkbeat : “Robotics is bringing Betsy DeVos to Detroit for the first time as education secretary.” ’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Education Week : “Amid Privacy Changes, Facebook Will Still Treat U.S.

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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.” In the future, you might want to look for most MOOC-related news in the “business of job training” section below.

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” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Brown University joins edX. “ Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views,” says Campus Technology. Not sure why this is called a MOOC. Via Gizmodo : “ Facebook Will Add 3,000 More People to Watch Murders and Suicides.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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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. Via The New York Times : “Turn Off Messenger Kids , Health Experts Plead to Facebook.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Andrew Ng , Co-Founder of Coursera , Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course.” ” The Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.” ” “The Culture Wars Have Come to Silicon Valley,” The New York Times pronounces , with a look at internal tussles between Facebook board members Peter Thiel and Reed Hastings.

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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. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). 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.”