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” A ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union raises interesting questions about the ownership of student data : “Exam scripts and examiner’s corrections are personal data of the exam candidate.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options.” Spoiler alert: it’s about learning how to teach differently.).

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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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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 Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics. Education Politics.

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Meanwhile on Campus… Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Florida State Cancels Bundled Journal Deal With Elsevier.” ” “Don’t Take Personality Tests Personally,” says Pacific Standard. million for its personalized children’s clothing box.”

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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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Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Ohio State University and Apple on Wednesday announced a collaboration that will start a digital learning effort at the university that Apple and university officials said may represent the company’s most ambitious program in higher education.” “ Is Homework Compatible With Personalized Learning? “ No State Will Measure Social-Emotional Learning Under ESSA. The project-based learning startup has raised $2.95

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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.”

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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? is a learn-to-code platform.

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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.” “Can Venture Capital Put Personalized Learning Within Reach of All Students?” Elsevier has acquired Hivebench. Learn-to-code startup Piper has raised $2.1

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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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Via KNN : “‘ aisectmoocs.com ’ launched as India ’s largest free online open learning platform.” Via Campus Technology : “ Udacity has announced a partnership with a ride-sharing service in China to host a $100,000 prize competition to find the best machine learning strategy to improve customer experience.” ” And “ Education news from Google I/O : tools to take learning further.” Education Politics. “ U.S.