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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. Via Edsurge : “ Connecticut School District Suspends Use of Summit Learning Platform.” ” Via The Indiana Gazette : “Directors vote to scale back Summit Learning program.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A call to rebrand MOOCs , from Edsurge.

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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.” From the press release : “IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Open Badges 2.0 “ Does tech designed to personalize learning actually benefit students?

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” She posits gaming as the new site for “modern learning,” with an emphasis on skills training and data-driven self-improvement. There is much to learn from the Meeker report. There may be no better example of this in 2017 than “personalized learning.” “Personalized learning,” we must imagine if we believe DeVos’s lyricism here, will be shinier. Liulishuo (language learning) – $100 million.

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps,” says The New York Times. ” Social emotional learning ! Via Getting Smart : “Extending Social Emotional Learning into the Home.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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“ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Schools should consider the ways in which their own social media surveillance re-inscribes these sorts of violent, nationalist policies. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. ” “Personalization.”

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. ” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.

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” Via Chalkbeat : “New early learning initiative brings Sesame Street lessons into Memphis classrooms.” ” Via The Sun Sentinel : “Student made social media threat to kill FAU professor, cops say.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “Can Space Activate Learning?” “The Promise and Peril of Personalization ” from Stanford’s Center for the Internet and Society.

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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.” ” Via the Journal Sentinel : “More than 300 Kettle Moraine parents sign petition against online learning platform.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). We just learned it was a fraud.”

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via WCTI12.com : “Boy, 8, drives to McDonald’s after learning how online.” ” “ MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. This week, Edsurge covers a charter school there and its promotion of “ personalized learning ” and assessment technologies. ” Via Edsurge : “Why Language Learning Apps Haven’t Helped Struggling ELL Students.”

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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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The Hechinger Report on personalized learning : “The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed.” I think it’s called “social emotional learning” in education circles though.) ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Diplomat : “ Online Learning in North Korea.” ” Via Wired : “With Venues, Oculus and Facebook Push Social VR Into New Territory.”

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” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the credential section below. Via Class Central : “Analysis of 450 MOOC -Based Microcredentials Reveals Many Options But Little Consistency.” “ Can AR/VR Improve Learning? Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” Via Politico : “ Several Trump appointees shared unflattering views of minorities, women on social media.” 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.”

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” The website: Victory Media. ” Via Edsurge : “The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The GW Hatchet : “Oversight of online learning programs lacking in some schools, report finds.” More MOOC job changes: Techcrunch reports that “ Coursera ’s chief product officer just left to become a VC.”

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” DeVos visited my hometown of Casper, Wyoming to give this speech where she spoke at the Woods Learning Center. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ California Should Watch Arkansas Process for Creating New Online Institution,” says Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill. The accreditor: the Higher Learning Commission. ” Via Getting Smart : “ Virtual and Augmented Reality in Personalized Learning.”

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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. ” “Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse , more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

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Via Chalkbeat : “Just like their parents, Chicago students will soon have to learn cursive.” ” (Juul is an e-cigarette that markets its product to teens and peddles social emotional learning content.). 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.”

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” 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. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Lessons Learned From a $75 Million Failed Experiment.” ” That is, the closure of the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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In another first, the Board has decided to act, in part, based on the words of a single person: Donald Trump , the new President of the United States. was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.” Via The Guardian : “ Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’ ” This ban has been targeted at scientists at the EPA and USDA in particular.

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” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” A graphic essay in Fusion : “Betsy DeVos’ ‘ School Choice ’ Movement Isn’t Social Justice. Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.”

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” 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.” e.g. “ Social justice miseducation in our schools” by J. " The majors include sociology, media studies, and political science. Tell me more about how the blockchain is going to “verify learning.”

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Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive? “Lifelong learning” and multiple choice quizzes for two to five year olds. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” The survey was conducted by learning analytics company Civitas Learning.

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Via Chalkbeat : “Robotics is bringing Betsy DeVos to Detroit for the first time as education secretary.” ’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Reminder: a lot of MOOC news is now job training news, so you’ll find some updates in that section below. ” “Don’t Take Personality Tests Personally,” says Pacific Standard. million for its personalized children’s clothing box.”

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” Via The Washington Post : “ Trump personally asked Xi Jinping to help resolve case of UCLA basketball players arrested in China.” ” For those keeping track of how great social media is for the future of education and knowledge and civics and such: “Last Year, Social Media Was Used to Influence Elections in at Least 18 Countries ,” says the MIT Technology Review. ” “Whatever Happened To MOOCs ?”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning.

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In addition to the anti-First Amendment supporter Thiel, Jackson also name-dropped her connections to David Horowitz , a long-time advocate for silencing left-learning professors on campus, in order to get her job. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Vive la MOOC révolution. ” “Orphan MOOCs and the Digital Dark Ages” by Jeffrey Pomerantz in Hybrid Pedagogy. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Bob Thorpe, is proposing a far-reaching law in Arizona, House Bill 2120, banning virtually every college event, activity or course which discusses social justice , skin privilege, or racial equality. 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.” The social media platform had raised $2.5

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The State Department is proposing to ask additional questions of visa applicants regarding their social media usage.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “The MOOC is not dead, but maybe it should be,” says Rolin Moe. “Why is the media – including the liberal media – supporting these teachers’ strikes ?” My kids gonna learn today ??

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If you’re going to talk about the importance of digital literacy or information literacy or media literacy or what have you, then you best practice it. “ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “How Much Hollywood Glitz Should Colleges Use in Their Online Courses ?” Maybe social media is broken, Cathy O’Neil suggests.