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” Also Facebook ’s DC lobbyist, Joel Kaplan, who was sitting right behind Kavanaugh as he screamed at Senators. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep that MOOC hype alive. “ MOOCs Find a New Audience with On-Campus Students,” Edsurge claims. “ Learning Engineers Inch Toward the Spotlight,” Inside Higher Ed claims. “Learning Designers will have to adapt or die.

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” Via Edsurge : “ Betsy DeVos Visits Bay Area Public School for a Lesson in Personalized Learning.” Via The Washington Post : “A hiccup in Purdue ’s acquisition of for-profit Kaplan University.” ” Via The Journal & Courier : “Purdue disputes claims Kaplan deal leaves taxpayers on hook.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs are dead , according to Udacity ’s VP.

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In addition to the anti-First Amendment supporter Thiel, Jackson also name-dropped her connections to David Horowitz , a long-time advocate for silencing left-learning professors on campus, in order to get her job. ” Via The Conversation : “ Purdue-Kaplan deal blurs lines between for-profit and public colleges.” ” There’s more on the new Kaplan in the accreditation section below. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

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” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Brown University joins edX. Education Politics.

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The Hechinger Report on personalized learning : “The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed.” I think it’s called “social emotional learning” in education circles though.) ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Diplomat : “ Online Learning in North Korea.” ” Wait, so Purdue is gonna run Kaplan and a nuclear lab?

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” That’s Kaplan , in case you can’t keep all these for-profit disasters straight. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Pearson today signaled an increased focus on artificial intelligence and personalized learning with the appointment of former Intel executive Milena Marinova.” This article on personalized learning has graphs so it must be true.

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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.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Post and Courier : “ South Carolina ’s online charter schools: A $350 million investment with disappointing returns.” (National) Education Politics.

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“ Purdue-Kaplan online university one step closer to reality,” the Journal & Courier reports. ” 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 New York Times on “ mastery based learning ” : “A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry.” (National) Education Politics.

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The former: Purdue University ; the latter: Kaplan University. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Lessons Learned From a Consortium That Fizzled.” ” A MOOC consortium , that is, with member institutions Davidson College , Colgate University , Hamilton College , and Wellesley College. Learn How They Are Expanding.” ISTE calls this “ personalized learning.”

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Congratulations, STEM folks and learn-to-code evangelists, for being featured in President Trump’s list of his 2017 accomplishments. More on the for-profit formerly known as Kaplan University in the online education section below. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” This new school is a result of Purdue’s acquisition of the for-profit Kaplan University. The English-language-learning company has raised $608 million total.

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” That’s the Collegiate Learning Assessment exam (a.k.a. Via Edsurge : “Why Donald Graham Sold Kaplan University to Purdue for $1.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Why Haven’t MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?” He’s referring to “ personalized learning ,” but might as well be any buzzword when you frame the headline that way, bud.). 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. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” From the press release : “ MOOCs and books initiative launched by Springer and Federica Weblearning.” ” “How Can VR be Used for Learning?”

SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know

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We Got It from Here.Thank You 4 Your Service (keynote): Combining insights from his own book and rap group A Tribe Called Quest’s latest album, Dr. Chistopher Edmin (Associate Professor at Teachers College Columbia University) uses history, practice and theory to explore education’s most pressing issues: a lack of diversity among teachers, challenges faced by educators of color, and absence of student voice in the learning design process. It’s that time of year again.

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” She posits gaming as the new site for “modern learning,” with an emphasis on skills training and data-driven self-improvement. There is much to learn from the Meeker report. There may be no better example of this in 2017 than “personalized learning.” “Personalized learning,” we must imagine if we believe DeVos’s lyricism here, will be shinier. Liulishuo (language learning) – $100 million.

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Kaplan is closing Dev Bootcamp , a coding bootcamp it acquired in 2014. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “The University of California, Los Angeles , is planning a major expansion in the online certificate and graduate degree markets that it hopes will reach as many as 15,000 students by early next decade,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Via Education Dive : “ Coursera ’s Tom Willerer talks personalization, access.”

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Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “As Kaplan Sale Faces Final Hurdle, Purdue President Criticizes Faculty Opponents.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” In other learn-to-code news, the press release says that “ Mattel Expands Partnership With Tynker , Setting Goal To Introduce 10 Million Kids To Coding By 2020.” The “ invisible ” “adaptive learning” company has raised $38.7