The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education

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Maia Sharpley’s career in education includes serving in executive positions with the New York City Department of Education, Kaplan and Charter Schools USA. Our higher education system formed around libraries.

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Kaplan Inc has agreed to acquire the College for Financial Planning from Apollo Education Group. Looks like Kaplan Inc isn’t getting out of for-profit higher ed altogether, even with the sale of Kaplan University to Purdue.). ” The University of Wisconsin at Madison plans to close 22 libraries and create six “hubs” in their stead, says The Wisconsin State Journal. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Robots are coming for your children.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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And like so many products on this list, 3D printing was hailed as a revolution in education, and schools were encouraged to reorient libraries and shop classes towards “maker spaces” which would give students opportunities to print their plastic designs. Siegler: “ The End of the Library.”

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Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Edsurge reports that Weld North Education will still be run by former Kaplan exec Jonathan Grayer. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “New Data on Enrollments , Employees, Libraries.” (National) Education Politics. You know it’s amazing news when The Guardian publishes it one minute after midnight in the new year: “ Toby Young to help lead government’s new universities regulator.”

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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 Inside Higher Ed : “The as-yet unnamed online university resulting from the proposed acquisition of Kaplan University by Purdue University has set discounted tuition rates for in-state students and free tuition for Purdue employees.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” The New York Times looks at “ anti-tax fervor ” in southern Oregon , which will result in the one public library in Roseburg closing its doors. Via Edsurge : “Why Donald Graham Sold Kaplan University to Purdue for $1.” ” 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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“ Purdue-Kaplan online university one step closer to reality,” the Journal & Courier reports. Jen Howard on “What Happened to Google’s Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books ?” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Wired argues that “ Jeff Bezos Should Put His Billions Into Libraries.” (National) Education Politics.

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” Wired on the project : “‘ ICE Is Everywhere’: Using Library Science to Map the Separation Crisis.” The former: Purdue University ; the latter: Kaplan University. ” Via The New York Times : “ Robots or Job Training : Manufacturers Grapple With How to Improve Their Economic Fortunes.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.