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Andrew Ng Is Probably Teaching More Students Than Anyone Else on the Planet. (Without a University Involved.)

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One selling point of MOOCs (massive online open courses) has been that students can access courses from the world’s most famous universities. Ng is seen as one of the leading figures in artificial intelligence, having founded and directed the Google Brain project and served as the chief scientist at the Chinese search giant Baidu, as well as having directed the artificial intelligence laboratory at Stanford University. Meanwhile, it’s important to note the limits of the MOOC format.

Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years

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Let’s take a look at the some of the innovation in E-learning industry in the last 10 years: The Usage of Smartphones. However, it has taken the e-learning industry by storm. According to a Google report , almost 80% people don’t exit their homes sans smartphones. This is the level of vitality of smartphones which makes it necessary for the e-learning industry to introduce mLearning, i.e., mobile learning on a large scale. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

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Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. Lesson learned #4: Don’t pursue every industry standard.

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What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

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Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. One of these practices is known as blended learning and the term that has been garnering some attention within the education industry as of late.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

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Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. Lesson learned #4: Don’t pursue every industry standard.

If I was teaching Social Studies today…

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We could participate in a number of free Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), including over a dozen on Chinese History from Harvard University. We’d learn how to make our own maps using Google’s mapping tools , then check out the maps that others have made.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) Buy them a beer when you see them at an event and thank them for covering the LMS industry so I don’t have to.

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

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I use “Silicon Valley” in my work as a shorthand to describe the contemporary high tech industry – its tech and just as importantly, its ideology. Silicon Valley does include Mountain View, where Google is headquartered.

Machine Teaching, Machine Learning, and the History of the Future of Public Education

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MOOCs were going to change everything. But Watson is not remotely close to the “artificial intelligence” that the company, and the industry more broadly, likes to tout. (A This is what Google does, for example, when you type something like “how many points LBJ” into the search bar, and you get results about LeBron James. How to resist: demand algorithmic transparency in all software systems used by public entities, including schools.

Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

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“The Year of the MOOC” – I was summoned to Palo Alto, California for a small gathering to discuss the future of teaching, learning, and technology. Perhaps with this data, the MOOC providers can build a map of professional if not cognitive pathways. Google versus Uber.

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Also by me : “The Ivanka Trump Ed-Tech Industry Network.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs are dead , according to Udacity ’s VP. ” Never one to let a good MOOC story pass them by, Edsurge repeats the story. “MOOCs Are ”Dead.“ Also via Edsurge : “ MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners.” million in Series B funding from Google Ventures.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below. Via The New York Times : “How Google Protected Andy Rubin , the ‘Father of Android ’ ” “Google could have fired Mr. Rubin and paid him little to nothing on the way out. Remember: the biases of engineers and managers get baked into the software you use.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week. ” “What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?” “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” More questions about MOOCs in the Betteridge’s Headlines section below. And more on MOOCs in the credentialing section below as well. (National) Education Politics. “Who Is Betsy DeVos ?”

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ XuetangX : A Look at China’s First and Biggest MOOC Platform.” Excellent work, education technology industry. Google has released an update to its Course Builder software.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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To that end, the Computer Science Teachers Association proposed CS standards for K–12 this year – curricular guidelines written by a “coalition of industry and education organizations,” as Edsurge , always happy to plug those “ public-private partnerships ,” put it : “Code.org, Cyber Innovation Center, National Math and Science Initiative, the Association for Computing Machinery and Computer Science Teachers Association. See: the LMS, the MOOC.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. I’ve also written a separate article listing some of the various events that happened in the for-profit college industry this year – closures, lawsuits, sales, and the like. Code.org is backed by a long list of technology companies – from AT&T to Amazon to Facebook to Google to Verizon. (I’ll

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep hyping that MOOC thing. Via Edsurge : “ MOOCs Are No Longer Massive. ” Via Class Central : “Class Central’s Top 50 MOOCs of All Time (2018 edition).” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Cumulative Growth in Number of MOOCs , 2011–18.” ” Not surprisingly, there is more MOOC news in the surveillance section below.

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Tune into the Contrafabulists podcast this weekend, when Kin Lane and I will discuss the response (or lack thereof) from the tech industry, including Cloudflare , Spotify , Squarespace , GoDaddy , Google , the EFF , and others. Charlottesville and UVA.

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” That’s Joel Rose ’s School of One software. OpenSecrets.org on how the student loan industry and higher ed institutions spend their lobbying dollars : “The politics behind your college and how you pay for it.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Andrew Ng , Co-Founder of Coursera , Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course.” ” The Google Memo.

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But you’re full of fallacy yourself if you think that’s going to stop me from making critiques about this industry. And speaking of copyrighting a language of a warlike people, the Oracle v Google case had its closing arguments this week. On Thursday, the judge gave Google the victory , ruling that the company’s use of the Java API fell under fair use provisions. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs for credit !

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Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

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If you want a job as a software developer in the technology industry, you’ll need a college degree. As The Wall Street Journal reported in March, Seventy-five percent of job ads for those roles at technology companies specify an educational requirement, compared with 58% of openings posted by the full universe of employers that are hiring software developers, according to Burning Glass Technologies, a labor-market data firm that analyzed 1.6 ” MOOCs for credit.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

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” – that’s Sebastian Thrun, best known perhaps for his work at Google on the self-driving car and as a co-founder of the MOOC (massive open online course) startup Udacity. But that doesn’t jibe with “software is eating the world,” does it?

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Elsewhere in MOOC research… From Campus Technology : “Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn’t Help Completion.” “ What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students ” by Justin Reich (and George Veletsianos and Laura Pasquini). ” More on MOOC (and related) research in the research section below. MOOCs losing their mojo? Education Politics.

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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

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There is some thought that a certain percentage of instruction must be digital to qualify as “blended learning,” but there is no clear industry standard. Google Apps for Education. Services include Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail, and more. Google Classroom.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Curious if students are allowed to use any tech products made by Oracle’s arch-nemesis, Google. Via Motherboard : “To Solve the Diversity Drought in Software Engineering , Look to Community Colleges.” So much industry-driven fun fun fun. “Should Teachers Get $100 For Steering Kids To Google ‘s ’ Hour of Code ’ Lesson?”

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Fines Google $5.1 Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the credential section below. Via Class Central : “Analysis of 450 MOOC -Based Microcredentials Reveals Many Options But Little Consistency.” Via The Atlantic : “The Downsides of America’s Hyper-Competitive Youth-Soccer Industry.” Another invocation of Google Map s as a metaphor for student learning data in Edsurge.

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOC hype deja vu.). Via Buzzfeed : “The Industry That Was Crushed By The Obama Administration.” Google announced it was adding to search results about colleges and universities data from the U.S. ” You know what would be helpful Google? Via Edsurge : “A Timeline of Google Classroom ’s March to Replace Learning Management Systems.”

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try To Be An OPM : Conversion of for-profits and MOOCs.”

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Via EdScoop : “ Google adds new terms to comply with Connecticut student data privacy laws.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). If you Google him, you might surmise there’s a lot more going on here than just textbook sales.). Michael Horn writes in Edsurge about “Why Google Maps – not Netflix or Amazon – Points to the Future of Education.”

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Here’s The Chronicle headline from then : “Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching.”) ”) Great reporting this week from Steve Kolowich on the UC Irvine professor’s run-in with the MOOC machine: “After the Gold Rush: MOOCs, money, and the education of Richard McKenzie.” Education Politics.

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Are MOOCs Forever ?” Via Education Week : “Ed-Tech Software Group Objects to Messages in Feds’ #GoOpen Campaign.” ” Google has released its 2016 Scholar Metrics. Education Politics. The US Senate has voted to approve the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden as the new Librarian of Congress.

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Education Technology's Inequalities

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The technology industry – its products and its politics – furthers inequality, particularly in its own backyard in the Bay Area. In April, journalist Anya Kamenetz looked closely at “ Pearson’s Quest to Cover the Planet in Company-Run Schools ”: "Pearson would like to become education’s first major conglomerate, serving as the largest private provider of standardized tests, software, materials, and now the schools themselves. MOOCs.

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There’s more for-profit higher ed news – and how the Trump Administration has deep, deep ties to this industry – in the for-profit higher ed section below. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). The company: RIB Software SE. Class Central writes that “ Y Combinator’s Startup School MOOC To Give Out $10,000 to 100 Companies.” My apologies that this is a day late.

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” That’s a school district in Wisconsin , and the learning software in question is the Summit Learning Platform , created by the Summit charter school chain and built by Facebook and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). To borrow from Jello Biaffra, “MOOCs aren’t dead, they just deserve to die.” ” From Edsurge : “How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching.”

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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. Via The Washington Post : “There’s a well-funded campus industry behind the Ann Coulter incident.” CNN tries to explain “Why Google , Apple and Microsoft are battling for education.” Education Politics.