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The conference is themed around excellence in teaching of the social sciences, which reflects my own professional and academic background. M y key premise is that l earning technology is just about everywhere in education. We have the technology.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. The only other media attending the event would be a national crew from ABC.” ” Idaho Ed News quotes local high school students who protested the visit and their school’s reliance on technology. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Sandbox has acquired Constructive Media. RELX is the former weapons dealer known as Reed Elsevier.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the job training section below. “PISA for personality testing – the OECD and the psychometric science of social-emotional skills ” by Ben Williamson. ” The Atlantic on what it’s like being a parent of a social media star.

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” Via Politico : “ Several Trump appointees shared unflattering views of minorities, women on social media.” 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.”

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Paul LePage has called for a review of his state’s groundbreaking 1-to–1 student computing initiative, highlighting the growing pains nagging an educational-technology movement now well into its second decade.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Humans, the Latest MOOC Feature.” Via the EFF : “Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review.” Education Politics.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. This story has me thinking a lot about “fake news” and education technology PR as misinformation. ’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

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” Remind me again, all you fans of VR in education, how this technology is going to promote empathy? Via Scientific American : “How the FDA Manipulates the Media.” ” “ 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.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “A judge will allow Ohio ’s education department to review attendance records that could force Ohio’s largest online charter to return millions of its funding,” says the AP. “Online Education Pioneer Boots Up a Jobs Program for the Tech Industry,” the MIT Technology Review reports. More on MOOC “degrees” and possible legal troubles in the politics section above.

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Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Trump’s education platform promises to “make post-secondary options more affordable and accessible through technology enriched delivery models.” ” “Make MOOCs great again.” ” From the press release : “ Jisc Collections and Elsevier Sign Landmark UK Agreement, Securing Access to Research Publications and Initiating Open Science Collaboration.”

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A graphic essay in Fusion : “Betsy DeVos’ ‘ School Choice ’ Movement Isn’t Social Justice. ” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Brown University joins edX. “ Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views,” says Campus Technology. Not sure why this is called a MOOC.

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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.” In the future, you might want to look for most MOOC-related news in the “business of job training” section below.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “The Future of MOOCs Might Not Be Free ,” suggests Education Week’s Market Brief with an observation that many of us made back in 2012. City native and rap superstar Fetty Wap released a music video last week for his latest single, ‘Wake Up,’ filmed at Eastside High School, according to social media posts by the rapper. Education Politics.

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