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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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I'm quite at home in this area of academia, and my thinking is shaped and informed by these disciplines, so I was delighted to be invited to speak. The big four publishers - Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor and Francis and Springer - are making huge profits worldwide from the goodwill of academics.

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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”). There’s more MOOC news in the job training section below. 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.” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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“ Coding Bootcamps Won’t Save Us All,” Edsurge informs us. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options.” Pretty sure this is the best MOOC story of the week: “ Russian Underground Launches Online Courses in Card Fraud ,” Infosecurity Group reports. Elsevier has acquired bepress. (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via George Veletsianos : “A large-scale study of Twitter Use in MOOCs.” ” Research finds there’s a " global achievement gap in MOOCs. Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.” Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics. Privacy, Surveillance, and Information Security. Education Politics.

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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. Elsevier on “The Augmented Researcher: What Does 2018 Hold for AI in Publishing ?” MOOCs weren’t really MOOCs either.

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Via Education Week : “ Students With Disabilities Sue ACT Over Release of Personal Information.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Elsevier has acquired Aries Systems. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. 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.

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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.” Privacy, Surveillance, and Information Security. (National) Education Politics. The AP interviews US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos , who laments “she didn’t decry racism enough.”

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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.” Privacy, Surveillance, and Information Security. (National) Education Politics.

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’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Reminder: a lot of MOOC news is now job training news, so you’ll find some updates in that section below. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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” “ Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen ,” says TorrentFreak. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Why Haven’t MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?” Privacy, Surveillance, and Information Security. Education Politics. Via The Washington Post : “ Trump ’s first full education budget : Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice.”

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOC news is now much more often “job training” news, so there’s more on MOOCs in that section below. ” Edsurge on Hypothes.is ’s partnership with Elsevier. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The IRS data retrieval tool that let financial aid applicants automatically import income information into the FAFSA won’t be restored for the current aid cycle, said James Runcie, chief operating officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid, in written testimony to Congress Wednesday.” ” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” Not sure why this is called a MOOC.

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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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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Something something Brexit something something MOOCs will save British higher ed. “ Elsevier Wants CloudFlare to Expose Pirate Sites,” TorrentFreak reports. The information of some 500 million users was stolen in 2014, according to Yahoo , by “a state-sponsored actor.” Presidential Campaign Politics. Via Politico : “ Donald Trump has put wealthy universities on alert.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). blog : “ Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation.” “Kidtech startup SuperAwesome is now valued at $100+ million and profitable,” Techcrunch informs us. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Elsevier has acquired Hivebench. ” Via the Democrat & Chronicle : “A small rural Orleans County school district says it has been a victim of a cyber attack that exposed personal information of thousands of workers and contractors.” Education Politics. I watched the results roll in from the Brexit referendum last night with great, great sadness.