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Friday 5 — 9.23.2016

Perry Hewitt

LinkedIn has revealed the learning program made possible by its Lynda.com acquisition, with consumer plans available for $29.99/month. Weekend fun: First the robots took our factory jobs, and now they're coming for the songwriters. It's entirely another to have those skills tested and validated for potential employers.

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Is Creativity a Skill?

Edsurge

Lynda Weinman, founder of Lynda.com: Creativity is a soft skill. Creativity also separates us from machines or robots. Lynda Weinman, founder of Lynda.com Jaime Casap: The best creative solution usually comes from collaboration. It combines elements of both. It is a skill because it can be learned.

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Interplay Raises $18M to Build a Lynda.com for Essential Skilled Trades

Edsurge

His company has set out to create a digital education platform similar to Lynda.com, but focused on hands-on trades. Quips the CEO, “You’re not going to see a robot climbing in your attic to fix your HVAC anytime soon.”. “There’s been a lot of great edtech serving the knowledge worker, such as tools like Pluralsight.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

“Fake news,” “robots coming for our jobs,” “the new economy,” “surveillance capitalism,” “personalization,” “the cult of innovation,” and so on – these are all narratives intertwined in the power of major technology companies, platforms, data, and algorithms.

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Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

.” Note the significant difference in language in this headline from The Verge , for example – “ Harvard’s Root robot teaches kids how to code ” – and the way in which Seymour would describe the LOGO Turtle – that students would using programming to teach the robot. This is ed-tech!).

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99 Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via CNBC : “Google exec, Mark Cuban agree that these college majors are the most robot-resistant.” ” Good grief, the handwringing. No neoliberalism here. Move along.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

.” 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.” Robots might not take your job.