'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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” That’s because the stories told this year to keep us hustling and to keep up imagining a certain kind of future are almost all about robots. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over again we were told “robots are coming for your jobs.” We must encourage people to pursue “robot resistant” majors in college. Robots are much more ideal as workers, because of course they cannot unionize.

Mark Cuban, ECMC Lead $1.8M Round for Cluster to Develop Industrial Tech Talent

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In the industrial manufacturing sector, “there is obviously unfilled demand, and I’m a believer that robotics and AI will materially change the nature of work over the next decade,” Mark Cuban said in an email. She previously worked in online education marketing, helping places including Kaplan, University of Phoenix and 2U recruit students. The allure of “tech jobs” and the salaries they command have given rise to new industries, from coding bootcamps to specialized recruiters.

Teachers Are Turning to AI Solutions for Assistance

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Understandably, there is still some hesitation at the idea of using this technology, as education professionals fear the day robots will replace teachers. According to a 2018 Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) report , it’s important to consider the culture and technical readiness of your school before bringing in robotic teaching assistants. Teachers Are Turning to AI Solutions for Assistance. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:06.

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Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

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As girls who built robots, LED bracelets and tote bags, mobile apps, and websites said, “This is so much cooler than we thought.” ChickTech April 2018 Robotics Workshop held by CJ Reynolds, Grades 9–12.

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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.). ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robots will replace teachers by 2027 ,” Futurism predicts. “ When the Robots Come for Our Jobs, They’ll Spare the Teachers ,” Edsurge tries to reassure its readers.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: Some Thoughts from ASU+GSV

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” There was all the usual talk of job-stealing robots and the “ jobs that don’t exist yet.” I heard the former CEO of Kaplan say “hundreds if not thousands of colleges will close in the coming years.” Yes, I went to ASU+GSV – my first time at the event in the event’s nine year history. It was everything y’all said it would be. Truly. I was there on a reporting trip, as part of the research I’m doing as a Spencer Fellow.

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” Wait, so Purdue is gonna run Kaplan and a nuclear lab? ” Former Kaplan exec Justin Serrano has been hired as the president of Schoology. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The South China Morning Post : “ China ’s schools are quietly using AI to mark students’ essays … but do the robots make the grade?” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Edsurge : “What Robots Can Teach Us About Being Human.” ” Via Edsurge : “Cat Ears and Robot Friends: What Japan ’s Educational Future Could Include.” “Don’t let a robot stalk your babysitter ” says The Outline. million from Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, the Twilio.org Impact Fund, New York Ventures, Excell Technology Ventures, GingerBread Capital, and u2i.

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” That’s Kaplan University and the Art Institutes. More on the Kaplan news via The Chronicle of Higher Education. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Imagine how great universities could be without all those human teachers ,” says Quartz , lauding the fantasy that robots will replace teachers. ” Via Campus Technology : “BYU Researchers Aim to Stop Robots from Eating Tables with Wikipedia.”

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” Also Facebook ’s DC lobbyist, Joel Kaplan, who was sitting right behind Kavanaugh as he screamed at Senators. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Culturally Sensitive Robots Are Here to Care for the Elderly ,” Futurism.com claims. Remember: robots for the elderly share a direct connection to MOOCs replacing higher ed.). Via Techcrunch : “ Facebook sends Sphero robots so classrooms can apply coding education.”

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” 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. Via Pacific Standard : “ Purdue University Gets the Final Approval on Its Plan to Convert Kaplan Into a Non-Profit College.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” There are more stories about Purdue University Global, formerly the for-profit Kaplan University, in the “labor and management” section below. ” There are more stories about Purdue University Global, formerly the for-profit Kaplan University, in the “labor and management” section below. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Engadget : “ Japan trials AI and robots to boost English skills in schools.”

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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.” Saxberg had previously been the Chief Learning Officer at Kaplan (and Edsurge, when covering the news , fails to disclose its financial ties to Kaplan ). Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

The Case for Learning Engineers in Education

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Now, robotic manufacturing systems are ever-shifting relationships between tools, people, tasks, and outcomes, and skills must rapidly evolve to keep up. Bror Saxberg is Chief Learning Officer of Kaplan Inc. This piece was written for The White House Symposium on the Future of Education R&D and Digital Learning, which took place on Oct. It was originally published on Bror Saxberg’s blog and is reprinted with permission.

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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.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Techcrunch : “ Mattel releases biologically inspired foldable robot bugs.” (National) Education Politics. “What Ivanka Trump Knows about Ed-Tech” by me.

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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.” “This robot helps kids with special needs to communicate,” according to Techcrunch. This robot is called Robota and is the creation of a team from Rutgers University. Education Politics.

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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. (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.” ” Happy New Year, England ! And congrats on being first off the blocks to f**k up education in 2018!

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More on the for-profit formerly known as Kaplan University in the online education section below. ” This new school is a result of Purdue’s acquisition of the for-profit Kaplan University. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Verge : “ Aflac ’s toy robot for kids facing cancer is the smartest toy of all.” Via Techcrunch : “ The Root robot teaches kids to code through Spirograph-style drawings.”

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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. Education Politics.

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” That’s Kaplan , in case you can’t keep all these for-profit disasters straight. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. 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. National) Education Politics.

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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. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics.

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“ Purdue-Kaplan online university one step closer to reality,” the Journal & Courier reports. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics. The AP interviews US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos , who laments “she didn’t decry racism enough.” ” Via Politico : “New marching orders from Betsy DeVos’ civil rights chief have the Education Department churning through civil rights complaints.

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” More on the Afghan robotics team in the contest section below. Kaplan is closing Dev Bootcamp , a coding bootcamp it acquired in 2014. for Robotics Contest.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics. After rolling back for-profit higher ed regulations last week , Betsy DeVos turns her attention to dismantling civil rights as she holds a series of Title IX “ listening sessions.”

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Kaplan Will Offer Free Online PSAT Prep.” Via WaPo : “Study: Robot baby dolls don’t curb teen pregnancies. Robots probably won’t take your jobs. Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov.

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Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “As Kaplan Sale Faces Final Hurdle, Purdue President Criticizes Faculty Opponents.” I’ve got all the “learn-to-code” news in the job training section, because let’s be honest… Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Inside Higher Ed writes about accreditation and the “Fine Print and Tough Questions for the Purdue-Kaplan Deal.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics. From the Department of Education press release : “ Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on President Trump ’s Decision to Withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord.” ” For a Secretary of Education to speak on this is odd, at best. For Banana Republicans, perhaps less so.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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CZI hired Bror Saxberg , whose previous work was with the for-profit online charter school K12 Inc and the for-profit college Kaplan, as its learning scientist. Wonder Workshop (robotics) – $41 million. Robotics , with ~ $99 million in funding. This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report.

(This Is Not a Morphology of) The Monsters of Education Technology

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Kaplan. ” Robots are coming for our jobs. The robots of education technology boast of “machine learning,” then create frameworks and models for learning that they try to fit humans into in turn.