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Announcing the Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow’s technologies are shaping our world today, revolutionizing the way we live and learn. Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Drones, Personalization, the Quantified Self.

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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. “ Can Online Learning Help Higher Ed Reverse Its Tuition Spiral? Via Edsurge : “ GlassLab Set Out to Prove Games Could Assess Learning. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” Via Education Week : “ Nap Time Boosts Learning , Studies Say.”

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A new project from the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel : “Reimagining College Access: Performance Assessments From K–12 Through Higher Education.” From the press release : “ Knewton Launches Alta, Fully Integrated Adaptive Learning Courseware for Higher Education, Putting Achievement in Reach for Everyone.” ” Via KQED’s Mindshift : “Setting School Culture With Social And Emotional Learning Routines.”

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” Via Techcrunch : “ Amazon opens its internal machine learning courses to all for free.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Georgia Tech moves forward with plans to create storefronts for its online education programs, joining a growing number of institutions offering hybrid online learning experiences.” ” Or maybe this one : “The Stanford Education Experiment Could Change Higher Learning Forever.”

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Via Business Insider : “Online learning may be the future of education – we compared 4 platforms that are leading the way.” Inside Higher Ed reports that “ National University is working to create a personalized education platform that combines three of the buzziest innovations in higher education – adaptive learning, competency-based learning and predictive analytics for student retention.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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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.” Via The 74 : “ Montessori Was the Original Personalized Learning.

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” “ Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen ,” says TorrentFreak. ” That’s the Collegiate Learning Assessment exam (a.k.a. He’s referring to “ personalized learning ,” but might as well be any buzzword when you frame the headline that way, bud.). ” No disclosure in the story that Edsurge shares investors with Knewton , nor that Pearson is, by way of Learn Capital, also an investor in Edsurge.

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Microsoft first launched these in 1992 , but let’s all pretend like the learn-to-code alt-certification thing is brand new. “Digital learning systems now charge students for access codes needed to complete coursework, take quizzes, and turn in homework,” Buzzfeed – which consistently does some of the best education journalism – reports. Via the EFF : “Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review.”

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” The New York Times on “ mastery based learning ” : “A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry.” ISTE has hired Joseph South as its Chief Learning Officer. Via the Coursera blog : “What’s Next in Employee Learning: Virtual Reality.” ” “In the push to expand ‘earn-while-you-learn’ programs, what lessons can the U.S. Larry Cuban on personalized learning : part 1 and part 2.

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Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.” ” Via AIR : “Getting Back on Track: What Math Content Is Taught and Learned in Online and Face-to-Face Algebra Credit Recovery Courses ?” “ inBloom ’s collapse undermined personalized learning and data standards efforts,” says danah boyd. (I’m ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics.

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Lessons Learned From a $75 Million Failed Experiment.” ” That is, the closure of the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning. Chalkbeat on CZI ’s grant to the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning : “‘ Personalized learning ’ comes to teacher training , bringing big ambitions and big questions.” ” 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 The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.” ” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.”

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” In other learn-to-code news, the press release says that “ Mattel Expands Partnership With Tynker , Setting Goal To Introduce 10 Million Kids To Coding By 2020.” Among those companies trying to capitalize on the recent school shooting in Florida , the College Board , whose president David Coleman sent out an email praising the student protestors not for the content of their protests but for the skills he said they obviously learned in AP class.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Higher Learning Commission has placed Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago on probation, citing financial troubles that threaten to undermine its educational programs.” The “pioneer in the science of learning,” as Inside Higher Ed puts it , will help the technology company with its internal training program. “ Hey Alexa, Can You Help Kids Learn More? Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” “ State educational technology directors have outlined ambitious targets for increasing school bandwidth capacity in an effort to support digital learning and bridge the technology divide that exists in schools and in students’ homes,” says Education Week. ” “LinkedIn doubles down on education with LinkedIn Learning , updates desktop site,” says Techcrunch. (I ” The story of UClass and Renaissance Learning.

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Bill Haslam that the time they spend preparing for and taking standardized tests would be better spent doing hands-on learning activities.” ’” Via Techcrunch : “ Flatiron School teams up with Re:Coded to help Syrian refugees learn to code.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Communications Experts Criticize Elsevier - Florida Pilot.” Learn-to-code startup Tynker has raised $7.1 Education Politics.

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