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Are they in the oil industry? Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. 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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” “According to my observations, the standard Seattle Nazi is a white male under 30 who either works in the tech industry or is going to school to work in the tech industry” – from David Lewis’ story in The Stranger about white nationalists in Seattle. “‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Campus Technology with the latest robot predictions (a.k.a.

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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. If successful, and there are some risks, this acquisition will position Elsevier as an increasingly dominant player in preprints, continuing its march to adopt and coopt open access.” (National) Education Politics.

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Larry Hogan (R) declared via executive order that beginning in September 2017, the Maryland school year won’t start until after Labor Day – a decision that prompted sharp criticism from school leaders, who are accusing Hogan of favoring the tourism industry over education.” 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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OpenSecrets.org on how the student loan industry and higher ed institutions spend their lobbying dollars : “The politics behind your college and how you pay for it.” ” The Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics. The AP interviews US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos , who laments “she didn’t decry racism enough.”

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“The textbook publishing industry is considering a transformation that could significantly alter how faculty members assign readings, publishers make money and students obtain course materials,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics. Education Politics. “Will the Senate Block Betsy DeVos ?” ” asks The Atlantic.

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” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” 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. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. For more news about robots not taking jobs, see the HR section above.

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Student could read about the actual history of MIT, if they want to think about the ethical implications of their work, and its ties to the military industrial complex. ” Edsurge on “An Education ‘Intrapreneur’ on the Difficulties Innovating in a Conservative Industry.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Elsevier on “The Augmented Researcher: What Does 2018 Hold for AI in Publishing ?”

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Communications Experts Criticize Elsevier - Florida Pilot.” ” Also via The New York Times : “A Mission to Bring STEM Skills, and Robots, to Children in West Africa.” Via Techcrunch : “ VetTechTrek is creating an e-learning platform to help veterans build careers in the tech industry.” Education Politics. “ New Education Law: Bipartisan No More.”

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