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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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” 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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“What countries can learn from PISA tests” – at least, according to The Economist. Heather Hiles , formerly the CEO of portfolio company Pathbrite (which was sold to Cengage Learning in 2015) will be the new “ deputy director of postsecondary success ” at the Gates Foundation. ” Via the press release : “ Pearson Releases Research-Based Learning Design Principles for Public Use.” The Trump Administration.

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” The New York Times looks at “ anti-tax fervor ” in southern Oregon , which will result in the one public library in Roseburg closing its doors. ” “ Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen ,” says TorrentFreak. ” That’s the Collegiate Learning Assessment exam (a.k.a. Via The Verge : “Elon Musk-backed OpenAI is teaching robots how to learn just like humans do.” Education Politics.

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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. The company behind the ACT on Wednesday announced plans for a Center for Equity in Learning, which will focus on helping underserved students succeed in college and the work force.” ” Via Edsurge : “ Adam Bellow Becomes CEO of Breakout EDU to Spread Gamified Learning.” Education Politics.

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” Via The Atlantic : “The Libraries Bringing Small-Town News Back to Life.” 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.