The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Ban Laptops" Op-Eds. For the past ten years, every ten months or so, someone would pen an op-ed claiming it was time to ban laptops in the classroom. For their part, critics of laptop bans claimed the studies the op-eds frequently cite were flawed, reductive, and out-of-date.

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

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Remember, if you will, the insistence from the University of Virginia Board of Visitors that school was missing the “coming MOOC tsunami” based on columns they’d read in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. ” There was all the usual talk of job-stealing robots and the “ jobs that don’t exist yet.” ” (The Melbourne school was the site, over 25 years ago, of the first one-to-one laptop program ever.)

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” There’s more MOOC news in the “business of education” section below. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “A Humanoid Robot Gave a Lecture in a West Point Philosophy Course,” says Futurism.com. The robot presents as a black female? ” Via Futurism.com : “This Group is Giving Away Art Robots to Public Schools.”

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try To Be An OPM : Conversion of for-profits and MOOCs.” Perhaps it should go in the “robots” section.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Should Children Form Emotional Bonds With Robots? I just have zero time right now to weigh in on the “ ban laptops ” debates. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robot Learning Improves Student Engagement ,” the Communications of the ACM claims. Kiwicampus : a robot delivery service on campus. (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week. ” “What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?” “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” More questions about MOOCs in the Betteridge’s Headlines section below. And more on MOOCs in the credentialing section below as well. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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From The Express Tribune in Pakistan : “Around 500,000 laptops are likely to be distributed among talented and deserving students by the year 2020, according to Prime Minister Youth Programme Chairwoman Leila Khan.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOC news is now much more often “job training” news, so there’s more on MOOCs in that section below. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) ” MOOCs looked – for a short while, at least – like they were going to pivot to become LMSes.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news from Edsurge in the “job training” section below. Via The Economist : “Universities withstood MOOCs but risk being outwitted by OPMs.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” IHE blogger Joshua Kim predicts there is “1 technology, 2 futures” as he writes about “ Robot Burger Makers and Adaptive Learning Platforms.”

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In related MOOC news, there's more on “ nanodegrees ” in the “credentialing” section below. Because up ’til now, MOOCs were the most brilliant data mining app ever.). Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “ Coursera now offers free trials for most Specializations.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” “ Robots Are Changing The World,” says edX , which hopes to sell you on some classes on robots. Remember MOOCs? ” Daniel Willingham points to “New studies show the cost of student laptop use in lecture classes.”

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Pi-top , the maker of a Raspberry Pi-compatible laptop, has raised $16 million from Hambro Perks and Committed Capital. 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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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Verge : “ OLPC ’s $100 laptop was going to change the world – then it all went wrong.” 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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” More on the Afghan robotics team in the contest section below. ” 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. for Robotics Contest.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. This story about laptops.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Here’s a link to all the stories in Slate’s series on online credit recovery programs. “After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter?” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via the AP : “The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has released a study showing more than a dozen school districts can monitor how students use borrowed laptops and other electronic devices.”

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Robots won’t replace teachers because they can’t inspire us.” Elsewhere in MOOC research… From Campus Technology : “Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn’t Help Completion.” “ What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students ” by Justin Reich (and George Veletsianos and Laura Pasquini). MOOCs losing their mojo?

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