'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. ” 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.”

MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 1 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

Last week, the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change , began. This MOOC will help participants: Learn what it takes to coach educators to integrate technology Explore a variety of frameworks such as TPACK, SAMR, and the four Cs Explore opportunities for personalized application Create a Technology Coaching Action Plan I am most excited to learn more about the different frameworks, connect with other coaches, and create my own action plan.

MOOC 29

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

The future includes good (human) teachers

The Hechinger Report

– China’s state-controlled news broadcasters have long been considered somewhat robotic in their daily recitation of pro-government propaganda, and a pair of new presenters will do little to dispel that view.

Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng Wants to Bring ‘AI to Everyone’ in Latest Course

Edsurge

In popular culture, artificial intelligence is used to describe anything from product recommendations to self-driving cars and futuristic robotic overlords. The course will cost $49 per month and will be hosted on Coursera, a platform for massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that Ng co-founded in 2012. (He offers through Coursera, which Ng teaches, have had wide appeal on the MOOC website.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Teachers Are Moonlighting As Instagram Influencers To Make Ends Meet,” Buzzfeed reported in 2018. In 2013, on the heels of “the Year of the MOOC,” Barber released a report titled “An Avalanche is Coming,” calling for the “unbundling” of higher education.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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. 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.).

Chegg 50

The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

MindShift

It gives lots of way to facilitate activities at a PTA meeting, at a school board meeting or a local chamber of commerce,” said Keith Kruger, CEO of CoSN. “We’re

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Chalkbeat : “ Betsy DeVos ’s first Detroit visit featured Girl Scouts, robots, and talk of beluga whales.” “Meet The New California Counterculture: College Republicans ” by the incredible Scaachi Koul. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). So much MOOC news! (Or “ MOOCs Are Global. Also via Edsurge : “How Harvard Is Trying to Update the Extension School for the MOOC Age.”

MOOC 42

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

Hack Education

” Investors go to the event for private meetings. 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.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via the Phoenix New Times : “Meet the Creationist Helping to Change Arizona School Standards on Evolution.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ MOOCs May Still Be Reshaping Higher Education, Just Not In the Way That Was Initially Predicted.” There’s more MOOC news in the contests and competition section below. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

MOOC 52

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via NPR : “Meet Jin Park , The First DACA Recipient Awarded A Rhodes Scholarship.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Stop Asking About Completion Rates: Better Questions to Ask About MOOCs in 2019,” says Edsurge. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Meet the New Mega-University.” ” Via Education Week : “ FUNecole : Social-Emotional Learning Meets Computer Science and Digital Literacy.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. More robot news up in the MOOC section above.

MIT’s Mitch Resnick on What ‘Toy Story’ Gets Wrong About the Future of Play

Edsurge

Even in the meeting areas, it's somewhat playful. In our main area where we meet with guests is a table which is full of Lego bricks. We started the online class for the first time a few years ago when MOOCs were becoming population. We weren't very satisfied with what we saw in the early MOOCs. It felt to us a lot of the early MOOCs were just about delivering information and delivering instruction.

MOOC 105

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The New York Times : “Meet Zora, the Robot Caregiver.” 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. And wow, December is right around the corner, isn’t it?!

LMS 48

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” edX is offering an online master’s degree with Georgia Tech : an OMS (online master’s in science) in Analytics. The Economist on “ The Return of the MOOC.” ” “ Harvard/MIT Report Analyzes 4 Years of MOOC Data ,” Campus Technology reports. Via Inside Higher Ed : “ ACICS -Accredited Colleges Meet Federal Deadline.” Robots and Other (Ed-Tech) Science Fiction.

MOOC 45

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via Texas Monthly : “Meet the Women Whose Persistence Made Texas A&M Change Its Sexual Assault Policies.” 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.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” From this week’s article: The prosecutor also said that Mr. Dance concealed about $12,000 in payments he received through his consulting work in 2015, including $4,600 from an organization called the Education Research and Development Institute – ERDI for short – that pays superintendents to attend meetings with educational tech companies. Yes, “that pays superintendents to attend meetings with educational tech companies.”

MOOC 44

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

From the Department of Education press release : “ Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entertainment , Media , Cyberbullying and Social Media on Violence and Student Safety.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). To borrow from Jello Biaffra, “MOOCs aren’t dead, they just deserve to die.” ” From Edsurge : “How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching.”

MOOC 43

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The Washington Post : “ DeVos rejects invitation to meet with former for-profit college students.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Politico : Western Governors University , “the nation’s leading provider of competency-based educatio n – which the Education Department’s independent watchdog last month said violated federal student aid rules – is expanding into North Carolina.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Chalkbeat ’s Colorado outlet: “Fate of Douglas County’s high-profile voucher program to be weighed at special meeting.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” These headlines just kill me. ” More MOOC data in the “research” section below. ” According to Edsurge , Knewton is now a courseware company and not a “robot tutor in the sky.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I kicked things off with a survey of major technological developments in a very top level way, then dived into specific, currently used digital tools (the LMS, ePortfolios, video, robotics, big data, social media, 3d printing, etc.).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Vive la MOOC révolution. ” Inside Higher Ed reports that there’s “confusion over distance education rules”: “Colleges seek guidance about looming federal requirement for online colleges to tell students whether academic programs meet licensing requirements in their home states.” ” “Orphan MOOCs and the Digital Dark Ages” by Jeffrey Pomerantz in Hybrid Pedagogy.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via George Veletsianos : “A large-scale study of Twitter Use in MOOCs.” ” Research finds there’s a " global achievement gap in MOOCs. Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics. “Will the Senate Block Betsy DeVos ?” ” asks The Atlantic.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Cumulative Growth in Number of MOOCs , 2011–17.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Charlottesville and UVA.

MOOC 61

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The proposal would expand the gainful employment rule to all schools that receive federal aid, but it would remove any penalties for schools that fail to meet acceptable levels. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us. There’s some (sorta) MOOC-related news in the venture funding section below. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The USA Today : “Kids on winning robotics team told, ‘Go back to Mexico’ ” The kids were from Pleasant Run Elementary School in Indianapolis. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ Coursera Removes Biometric Identity Verification Using Keystroke Matching,” Class Central reports. ” Another (typical) NYT story : “Where Halls of Ivy Meet Silicon Dreams, a New City Rises.” Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Office led by President Trump’s son-in-law holds a series of meetings on higher education policy, signaling high-level attention from the administration.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “What if Your Favorite Teacher was a Robot?” Via Techcrunch : “ Ibuki is the 10-year-old robot child that will haunt your dreams.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via the Journal & Courier : “Legislation that set the stage for Purdue's dive into online higher ed also exempts ‘New U’ from state’s open meetings, public records laws. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Brown University joins edX. “ Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views,” says Campus Technology. Not sure why this is called a MOOC. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via NPR on Sunday : “ President Trump Set To Meet With Presidents Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities.” ” Via NPR on Tuesday : “ Trump, And Most Black College Presidents, Absent From Annual Meeting.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “Peter Thiel May Finally Get His Flying Cars, Thanks to a New Udacity Nanodegree in 2018.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The district failed to meet its burden of proof and interpreted a state law in a way that is ‘offensive to fundamental rights of free speech,’ the judge said.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Humans, the Latest MOOC Feature.” Via The Washington Post : “Meet the parents who won’t let their children study literature.” Robots probably won’t take your jobs.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via ProPublica : “Meet the Hundreds of Officials Trump Has Quietly Installed Across the Government.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ Muslim students tried to meet with a lawmaker. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” An op-ed in Forbes by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Make Online Education Great (For The First Time).” ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Edsurge wants you to “Meet Two Leaders Trying to Reinvent College.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Speaking of terrible ideas taken up by terrible people and terrible companies, Andrew Ng – yes, of MOOC fame – says that we should be less concerned with making self-driving cars safe and more committed to training bystanders (pedestrians?

Chegg 44

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ MOOC enrollment drops at HarvardX and MITx after free certifications disappear ,” says Techcrunch. Via the IEEE Spectrum : “How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong.” ” Let’s all point out how this article gets “the pioneers of the MOOC” wrong. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The New York Times : “ Kushner ’s Family Business Received Loans After White House Meetings.” ” 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. Alex Usher reviews Robot-Proof : Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

Chegg 46

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Chalkbeat investigates the Indiana Virtual School : “As students signed up, online school hired barely any teachers – but founder’s company charged it millions.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ University of Oregon officials offer to pardon students who drowned out the president’s speech last month if they meet with administrators.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Sony 46