Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “The Moodle / Blackboard Breakup: The Long and the Short of It” by e-Literate’s Michael Feldstein. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Edsurge : “ Robots Won’t Replace Instructors , 2 Penn State Educators Argue. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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.”) It seems to me as though this year was pretty momentous too, if for no other reason than the open source LMS Moodle – first released 15 years ago and by far the most popular LMS in the world – raised its very first round of venture capital in October.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. Mindwires Consulting’s Michael Feldstein continues to fight the LMS fight: “Fear and Loathing in the Moodle Community.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The company, which makes educational and entertainment robots, has raised $520 million total. (National) Education Politics.

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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. The Hechinger Report lists “Ten jobs that are safe from robots.”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” asks Moodle News. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Children are susceptible to peer pressure from robots,” says The Verge. (So Via Techcrunch : “This happy robot helps kids with autism.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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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.” In the future, you might want to look for most MOOC-related news in the “business of job training” section below.

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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. ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. For more news about robots not taking jobs, see the HR section above.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The LA Times asks , “ In this digital self-help age, just how effective are MasterClass ’s A-list celebrity workshops?” Via NPR : “Students Compete In First-Ever International High School Robotics Competition.” ” The New York Times reports that “ Burundi Robotics Team Vanishes After U.S. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. More on robots in the contest section above.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “How Much Hollywood Glitz Should Colleges Use in Their Online Courses ?” “Why Moodle Supporters Should be Concerned,” according to Mindwires Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. But anyway… Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Something something robots something something. (National) Education Politics. Listen, folks (particularly educators).