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Two school districts in two states are scaling back their use of the Facebook -built Summit Public Schools ’ learning management system. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A call to rebrand MOOCs , from Edsurge. McRaven is stepping down as chancellor of the University of Texas System. ” “ Systems thinking ,” I guess, is the new entrepreneurial “mindset.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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At the time, David Wiley expressed his concern that the lawsuit could jeopardize the larger OER movement, if nothing else, by associating open educational materials with piracy. MOOCs are, no surprise, their own entry on this long list of awfulness.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs are dead , according to Udacity ’s VP. ” Never one to let a good MOOC story pass them by, Edsurge repeats the story. “MOOCs Are ”Dead.“ Also via Edsurge : “ MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Techcrunch : “ Mattel releases biologically inspired foldable robot bugs.”

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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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” It’s being positioned here as the first time Congress has funded open textbooks, but it’s not the federal government’s first commitment to OER. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Analysis of Georgia Tech ’s MOOC-inspired online master’s in computer science suggests that institutions can successfully deliver high-quality, low-cost degrees to students at scale.”

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Via E-Literate : “ Hawai’i Senate Bill: Would mandate OER material for all U Hawai’i system courses.” ” And later in the week, an update : “Hawai’i Senate OER Bill Update: Amended language saves the day.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via The Portland Press Herald : “Head of UMaine System has financial stake in firm seeking multimillion-dollar contract for Orono campus.”

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For nearly 30 years, Medicaid has helped school systems cover costs for special education services and equipment, from physical therapists to feeding tubes. ” The Department of Education has rehired student loan debt collectors fired by the Obama Administration: Enterprise Recovery Systems and Navient-owned Pioneer Credit Recovery. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Brown University joins edX. Not sure why this is called a MOOC.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix – and LinkedIn.” ” There’s more MOOC-related research in the research section below. ” “The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is engaging in a strategic review that will include weighing mergers and closings among its 14 universities,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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” From the press release : “Treasury and Education Announce Progress Toward Multi-Year Income Certification System for Student Loan Borrowers in Income-Driven Repayment Plans.” ” 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.”

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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.”) Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system. ” (Amazon Inspire is the company’s OER platform.)

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Via Alternet : “ Gavin Grimm Wants To Fix The Education System That Failed Him.” ” When you hear someone invoke New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina as a model, do remember what happened to all the Black teachers … Via the AP : “ Philadelphia moves to retake control of city school system.” The company is co-founded by Nick Ducoff, formerly of the OER textbook startup Boundless. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ MOOCs : A Postmortem” by Jonathan Rees. Meanwhile, Campus Technology offers “7 Tips for Listing MOOCs on Your Résumé.” “Does Open Pedagogy require OER ?” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Pearson , after spending hundreds of millions of dollars on learning management systems , is leaving the market as the company seeks to restructure itself and boost its profits.”

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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.” “ Can Richard Carranza Integrate the Most Segregated School System in the Country? Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs are back in the headlines again. Via Edsurge : “The Second Wave of MOOC Hype Is Here, and It’s Online Degrees.” ” Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “ Top Hat ’s OER Announcement: Doubling down on faculty engagement.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Frontline Education has acquired Prologic Technology Systems.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The British government releases the results … of its new three-tiered rating system of teaching quality at universities.” Via Buzzfeed : “ Betsy DeVos Picked A Student Loan CEO To Run The Student Loan System.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Post and Courier : “ South Carolina ’s online charter schools: A $350 million investment with disappointing returns.”

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Department of Education Announces Requirements for New Federal Loan Servicing System.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via eCampus News : “ Barnes & Noble Education announces advanced OER courseware.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “Are You Getting a Pay Bump For Student Completion? ” “Whatever Happened To MOOCs ?” Via The Guardian : “ Tim Berners-Lee on the future of the web : ‘The system is failing’ ” It is not entirely clear to me what, per this Edsurge op-ed , higher ed can learn from precision medicine. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Edsurge : “ Robots Won’t Replace Instructors , 2 Penn State Educators Argue. ” Via Futurism.com : “Schools Are Installing Bathroom Surveillance Systems to Bust Vapers.” Via Edsurge : “Campus Support for OER is Growing, Survey Finds.”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free – and Be Financially Sustainable? ” (Note: there’s a response to this article by Georgia Tech professor Ashok Goel, who builds teaching chat-bots, in the “robots” section below. Edsurge’s coverage of Top Hat’s OER news is also in the Betteridge’s Law section above.

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The University of North Carolina system Board of Governors voted 24 to 3, with one abstention, Friday to bar litigation by the UNC Chapel Hill School of Law’s Center for Civil Rights. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ California Should Watch Arkansas Process for Creating New Online Institution,” says Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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6,263,439, titled ‘Verification system for non-traditional learning operations.’ ’ What kind of ‘verification system’ does Solocron claim to have invented? ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “A former hockey player at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks who was acquitted of rape says the university system is unreasonably withholding his bachelor’s degree.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

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The US Department of Education released its “ #GoOpenDistrict Launch Packet ,” encouraging schools to use OER. 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.” MOOCs losing their mojo?

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I really like the part where she compares those who defend the current education system to “flat-earthers.” Keeps Obama Plan to Streamline Loan System.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Slate : “ The New Diploma Mills.” ” According to this Techcrunch article , MOOCs like Udacity and Coursera weren’t working out for AirBnB so now it is “running its own internal university to teach data science.”

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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?” “Students who can’t afford uniforms in New Orleans all-charter-system are routinely barred from attending school. Via NPR : “Students Compete In First-Ever International High School Robotics Competition.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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