Robots Won’t Replace Instructors, 2 Penn State Educators Argue. Instead, They’ll Help Them Be ‘More Human.’

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An instructor can type in a concept or idea, such as “industrial design,” into the tool his team built, called Eureka!, Once the tool generates results, the instructor can identify which ones are most like what he means by “industrial design” or whichever term he used. BBookX uses artificial intelligence to create OER texts for professors to use in their courses instead of traditional textbooks. How will artificial intelligence and machine learning change teaching?

Digital Leadership is Not Optional

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Society is now in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution , which was in its infancy as I began writing this book. Automation and robotics are already disrupting the world of work, as we know it.

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” It’s being positioned here as the first time Congress has funded open textbooks, but it’s not the federal government’s first commitment to OER. ProPublica looks at age discrimination at IBM , worth considering I think as part of a larger industry worship of youth and “ innovation ”: “Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM.” ” “ OER , CARE , Stewardship, and the Commons” by “Econproph” Jim Luke.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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” In his book, Srnicek identifies five kinds of platforms: advertising platforms (like Google and Facebook), cloud platforms (like Salesforce and Amazon Web Services), industrial platforms (like GE and Siemens), product platforms (like Spotify), and lean platforms (like Uber and AirBnB).

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Again and again, the media told stories — wildly popular stories , apparently — about how technology industry executives refuse to allow their own children to use the very products they were selling to the rest of us. Among its revelations, Jobs’s plans to transform the textbook industry.

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” There’s more on Department of Education efforts to help the for-profit higher ed industry in the for-profit higher ed section below. Via E-Literate : “ Hawai’i Senate Bill: Would mandate OER material for all U Hawai’i system courses.” ” And later in the week, an update : “Hawai’i Senate OER Bill Update: Amended language saves the day.” ” It’s boom times for the “regret industry.”

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This Edsurge article – “ OER is Growing at Religious Colleges , But Raises Unique Challenges” – strikes me as a little weird, considering the long relationship between open education (the conference, at the very least) and former BYU professor David Wiley. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Futurism.com : “Here Are the States Where a Robot Is Most Likely to Steal Your Job.”

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Perhaps it should go in the “robots” section. Lisa Petrides, Douglas Levin, and Eddie Watson introduce The CARE Framework for OER. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Wired : “ Med Students Are Getting Terrible Training in Robotic Surgery.”

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” From the Bloomberg Editorial Board : “A Raw Deal From Betsy DeVos ” – “ Rolling back regulations on the for-profit college industry will cause the public pain.” I’m not including these in my calculations of ed-tech funding, but it is worth noting how much attention (and money) the private loan industry is attracting at the moment. And there’s more on regulating the industry (or ya know, not) in the national politics section above.

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Via The San Francisco Chronicle : “ Dev Bootcamp couldn’t tough out industry shakeout.” Edsurge on “Bridging the School-to-Business Gap: What Public Schools Can Learn From Industry.” Via NPR : “Students Compete In First-Ever International High School Robotics Competition.” ” The New York Times reports that “ Burundi Robotics Team Vanishes After U.S. His wife is the co-founder of OER organization CK–12.).

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Also by me : “The Ivanka Trump Ed-Tech Industry Network.” ” Elsewhere in proprietary OER , via Inside Higher Ed : “ Cengage will offer open educational resources, curated and adapted to include proprietary assessment tools, from $25 per student for general education courses.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Techcrunch : “ Mattel releases biologically inspired foldable robot bugs.” (National) Education Politics.

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” Ref Rodriguez, like most of the current members of the LAUSD school board, has strong financial backing from the charter school industry. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. IBM wants us to believe that Watson is incredibly powerful – powerful enough, even, to search 1000 OER. ” Via TeacherCast : “Why Teachers Will Never Be Replaced By Robots.” (National) Education Politics.

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” The tech industry is still bullish on the business of tech training nonetheless. The company is co-founded by Nick Ducoff, formerly of the OER textbook startup Boundless. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” The $1700 robot dog also requires a subscription plan. Robot stories are also Betteridge’s Law of Headlines stories, wouldn’t you know it? The robotics company, formerly known as play-i, has raised $78.34

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The NAACP endorses OER. Edsurge’s Jeff Young and Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill both asked industry analyst Trace Urdan for his take. I’m waiting for Tressie McMillan Cottom’s response, as she’s certainly unlikely to hype the industry angle and will surely raise the important issues surrounding equity, “lower ed,” and justice. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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Edsurge on the business of OER. Everything about our lives has moved beyond the industrial era. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” Tarena International has acquired the K–12 robotics company Wuhan Haoxiaozi Robot Technology (a.k.a. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

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Via eCampus News : “ Barnes & Noble Education announces advanced OER courseware.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot.” ” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ Value of Education Industry Sector Transactions Nosedives in 2016.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

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“Can robotics teach problem solving to students?” “ VR is gaining ground in the academic world and the 3D industry,” says Techcrunch , so it must be true. ” “Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” “ Robots and drones take over classrooms,” according to the BBC. ” More robot crap in the Betteridge’s section above.

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Via The Washington Post : “There’s a well-funded campus industry behind the Ann Coulter incident.” ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. “ OER-Enabled Pedagogy ” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. For more news about robots not taking jobs, see the HR section above. Education Politics.

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This is really similar to the work I do mapping the relationships – financial and otherwise – among various players in the ed-tech industry. Via eCampus News : “ Cengage launches MindTap ACE, an OER-based solution for higher ed.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Campus Technology : “ Clemson U , Carnegie Mellon to Develop Robots for Advanced Manufacturing.”

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The US Department of Education released its “ #GoOpenDistrict Launch Packet ,” encouraging schools to use OER. “ Robots won’t replace teachers because they can’t inspire us.” Lots of press releases were issued this week to coincide with the ISTE conference in Denver – Amazon’s new OER platform, for example. Education Politics.

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