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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. Accelerate Learning has received an undisclosed amount of investment from The Carlyle Group and Quad Partners.

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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. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. But I’m putting that project on pause while I write my book.

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” Via Techcrunch : “ Facebook launches Mentorships , matching people within Groups to help them guide each other.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “What if Your Favorite Teacher was a Robot?” Via Techcrunch : “ Ibuki is the 10-year-old robot child that will haunt your dreams.” The childcare management tech provider also acquired Cirrus Group , which also makes similar software.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “A bipartisan group of influential U.S. ProPublica looks at the lobbying group the Home School Legal Defense Association : “Small Group Goes to Great Lengths to Block Homeschooling Regulation.” ” “ Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen ,” says TorrentFreak. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. This robot is called Robota and is the creation of a team from Rutgers University.

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Pretty sure this is the best MOOC story of the week: “ Russian Underground Launches Online Courses in Card Fraud ,” Infosecurity Group reports. 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.

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” Via The Intercept : “Conservative Provocateur James O’Keefe ’s Group Hit With Restraining Order, Blocking Latest Sting.” “‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education? She’s an investor in a company that targets that group.) ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Publisher Elsevier has announced the launch of ScienceDirect Topics, an information platform that has been compared to Wikipedia.”

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“The Federal Trade Commission on Friday filed a complaint against the academic journal publisher OMICS Group and two of its subsidiaries, saying the publisher deceives scholars and misrepresents the editorial rigor of its journals,” Inside Higher Ed reports. 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. Education Politics.

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The sale of the Apollo Education Group , parent company of the University of Phoenix , has been finalized. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Trump administration’s entry ban triggered wide condemnation from colleges, associations, faculty groups and others in higher education.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics. Match Group is selling its subsidiary Princeton Review to ST Unitas. Education Politics.

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” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Shadowy ‘Group of 17 Faculty’ Adds Confusion to Chapel Hill’s Silent Sam Debate.” ” The headline really doesn’t do justice to this story, which involves a Confederate statue and a faculty group’s threat to remove it if UNC does not. ” Edsurge on Hypothes.is ’s partnership with Elsevier. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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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.”

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” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” More on last week’s Purdue and Kaplan deal: “ Purdue ’s deal for Kaplan U trades a long-term business relationship for low up-front costs while raising worries – especially among faculty groups – about blurred lines between public and private higher ed,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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Religious student groups could block people who do not share their faith from becoming members. Via Politico : “ Families for Excellent Schools CEO fired after investigation into ‘inappropriate behavior’ ” That’s Jeremiah Kittredge , who’s run one of the best funded pro-charter advocacy groups in the company. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Elsevier on “The Augmented Researcher: What Does 2018 Hold for AI in Publishing ?”

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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. At least, that’s according to data from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which surveyed graduating college seniors and employers and found a significant difference in the groups’ perceptions.”

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senators on Wednesday proposed legislation that would give selective colleges that enroll relatively few low-income students (the bottom 5 percent of all institutions) four years to boost their enrollment numbers from this group or face paying a fee to continue being eligible for federal financial aid.” “ Elsevier Wants CloudFlare to Expose Pirate Sites,” TorrentFreak reports. Many academics are fooled by robot-written peer reviews , Inside Higher Ed reports.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Arizona Board of Regents probably violated First Amendment rights of state’s student association when it stopped collecting fees for the group, U.S. The Department of Education announced a new monitor to oversee the Zenith Education Group , which bought Corinthian Colleges ’ campuses. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Communications Experts Criticize Elsevier - Florida Pilot.” Education Politics.

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