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She is the author of the book Emerging Library Technologies: It's Not Just for Geeks (Elsevier, 2018). Her forthcoming book on Drones in Libraries will be available in July 2020 (Elsevier). Ida peer reviews technology-related book proposals for Elsevier.

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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. Via Techcrunch : “ Holberton brings its full-stack software engineering school to Colombia.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” Via Techcrunch : “ Google ’s parental control software Family Link now supports Chromebooks.”

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” There is no mention here about mind-reading robo tutors in the sky , but there are some questionable claims about what the software can do. 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.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “What if Your Favorite Teacher was a Robot?” Via Techcrunch : “ Ibuki is the 10-year-old robot child that will haunt your dreams.” Procare Software has raised an undisclosed amount of money from Warburg Pincus. The childcare management tech provider also acquired Cirrus Group , which also makes similar software. Elsevier has acquired Aries Systems.

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” “ Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen ,” says TorrentFreak. ” Edsurge interviews Stanford’s Candace Thille on “Why ‘Black Box’ Software Isn’t Ready to Teach College.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Verge : “Elon Musk-backed OpenAI is teaching robots how to learn just like humans do.” Education Politics.

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” The new software is supposed to get students ready for “the Salesforce economy,” whatever the hell that means. “‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education? ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Publisher Elsevier has announced the launch of ScienceDirect Topics, an information platform that has been compared to Wikipedia.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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“The San Francisco-based software company will continue a four-year partnership with San Francisco Unified School District. Via the EFF : “Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review.” Shawn Graham responds to this patent on peer review by patenting Elsevier. Via WaPo : “Study: Robot baby dolls don’t curb teen pregnancies. Robots probably won’t take your jobs. Education Politics.

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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 Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. ” Elsewhere in algorithms… Via The New York Times : “Sent to Prison by a Software Program’s Secret Algorithms.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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Elsevier Wants CloudFlare to Expose Pirate Sites,” TorrentFreak reports. The social-collaboration-software-for-schools startup has previously raised $1 million. Many academics are fooled by robot-written peer reviews , Inside Higher Ed reports. Presidential Campaign Politics. Via Politico : “ Donald Trump has put wealthy universities on alert.

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Communications Experts Criticize Elsevier - Florida Pilot.” ” Also via The New York Times : “A Mission to Bring STEM Skills, and Robots, to Children in West Africa.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Colleges that accommodate transgender students by letting them choose preferred names and pronouns find their efforts hindered by out-of-date software and federal reporting requirements.” Education Politics.

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