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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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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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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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” 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 University is buying Kaplan University for a dollar. Me, I wrote about how far Kaplan Inc ’s reach is in education politics and products. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via CNBC : “Google exec, Mark Cuban agree that these college majors are the most robot-resistant.” ” Learn-to-code toy Ozobots is launching Spiderman and Guardians of the Galaxy branded robots. The NMC Horizon Report 2017 – the Library Edition.

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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.