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” “ 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. Via Edsurge : “How Google’s Former China Chief Thinks AI Will Reshape Teaching.” Via Techcrunch : “ Google+ bug gave developers access to non-public data from 52.5M

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Via Techcrunch : “ Google and Coursera launch program to train more IT support specialists.” “ Google is jeopardizing A frican-American literature sites ,” says The Outline. I don’t recall if I talked about Elsevier when I wrote about platforms as part of my 2017 review. Anyway, here’s Richard Smith on Elsevier and “A Big Brother future for science publishing.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Google has updated its pseudo-LMS, Classroom. Google blogs ; tech publications help market the news. More Google PR, this time from The Verge : “ Google is adding ARCore support to the Chromebook Tab 10 with Classroom updates.” ” More Google PR, this time from Edsurge : “What It’s Like to Be a Teacher Vlogger Star on YouTube.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “What if Your Favorite Teacher was a Robot?”

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Google ’s chairman Eric Schmidt praises Trump. 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.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” Via Techcrunch : “ Mystery Science partners with Google to bring eclipse glasse s to elementary school students.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Elsevier has acquired bepress. As The Scholarly Kitchen’s Roger Schonfeld writes, “Elsevier is now a major if not the foremost single player in the institutional repository landscape. (National) Education Politics. The New York Times broke the story this week that “ Justice Dept.

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“‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education? Google had a big media to-do this week. Via Ars Technica : “Google unveils a $249 smart camera that decides what’s worth photographing.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Publisher Elsevier has announced the launch of ScienceDirect Topics, an information platform that has been compared to Wikipedia.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” The Google Memo. Via Motherboard : “ Google Employee’s Anti-Diversity Manifesto Goes ‘Internally Viral’ ” Via Wired : “Internal Messages Show Some Googlers Supported Fired Engineer’s Manifesto.” ” Via The Guardian’s Julie Carrie Wong : “Segregated Valley: the ugly truth about Google and diversity in tech.” ” The Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.”

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” It’s now unclear, observers say, if the FTC can regulate companies like Google or Verizon. 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. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov.

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” Via Gizmodo : “‘Bro Culture’ Led to Repeated Sexual Harassment , Former Google Engineer’s Lawsuit Says.” ” Another Google lawsuit, as reported by Ars Technica : “Ex-Google recruiter : I was fired because I resisted ‘illegal’ diversity efforts.” ” Via the Google blog : “Learn with Google AI: Making ML education available to everyone.”

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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.” “Try Google.”

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Also via The New York Times : “ Google , in Post-Obama Era, Aggressively Woos Republicans.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics. Education Politics. “Will the Senate Block Betsy DeVos ?” ” asks The Atlantic. “ Betsy DeVos , Pick for Secretary of Education , Is the Most Jeered” by The New York Times’ Dana Goldstein.

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” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. CNN tries to explain “Why Google , Apple and Microsoft are battling for education.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. For more news about robots not taking jobs, see the HR section above. Education Politics.

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Via Wired : “Ex- Google Employee Claims Wrongful Firing For Criticizing James Damore ’s Memo.” Via The Verge : “ James Damore ’s labor complaint against Google was completely shut down.” 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.

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” Via Techcrunch : “ Google expands Howard West to a full-year program to train more black engineers.” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ Google for Education Launches Beta for ‘Create Your Own’ Virtual Reality Experience.” ” And by “experience,” they mean “uploading a 360 degree image to Google and adding some explanatory content.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.