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AI and Machine Learning together can create powerful applications that will prepare students and teachers for 21st century curriculum. This helps set a learning pathway and ensue each child is able to deep learn a concept and be on par with the rest of the class.

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That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm).

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Via The New Yorker : “ Georgia ’s Separate and Unequal Special-Education System.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Trump administration’s list of primary finalists to operate an overhauled student loan servicing system excludes Navient , a large and controversial servicer, which instead is participating in the program as a subcontractor in a team.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep that MOOC hype alive.

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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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” Via Edsurge : “ Betsy DeVos Visits Bay Area Public School for a Lesson in Personalized Learning.” 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.”

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Via Chalkbeat : “ Betsy DeVos ’s first Detroit visit featured Girl Scouts, robots, and talk of beluga whales.” 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.” Via Techcrunch : “Thousands of academics spurn Nature ’s new paid-access Machine Learning journal.”

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Pulls Plug on ‘ Learning Registry ,’ an Obama-Era Tech Initiative.” ” The reason given: the registry used “‘rapidly aging technologies’ that do not mesh with other systems” – which is odd for what I thought was largely a metadata project. Via The New York Times : “ Texas Students Will Now Learn That Slavery Was ‘Central’ to the Civil War.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? Via Inside Higher Ed : “The nonprofit National University System announced today that it plans to acquire the for-profit Northcentral University , which specializes in online education in graduate and doctoral-level programs.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the credential section below.

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“The Year of the MOOC” – I was summoned to Palo Alto, California for a small gathering to discuss the future of teaching, learning, and technology. With enough data and some machine learning, you can identify – statistically – the most common obstacles.

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” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “The University of California system has agreed to pay $1.15 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.” Education Politics.

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Via Politico : “The Kansas Supreme Court rejected the state’s school funding system in a ruling issued Monday that found it runs afoul of the state’s constitution by failing to adequately and equitably fund its school districts.” In the future, you might want to look for most MOOC-related news in the “business of job training” section below. “‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education?

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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. Paul School System.” 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.

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Learning styles” in the White House: President Trump doesn’t read his daily intelligence briefings, gets oral briefings on “select” issues instead, because reading isn’t “his style of learning,” the @washingtonpost reports [link] — Kasie Hunt (@kasie) February 9, 2018. Via E-Literate : “ Hawai’i Senate Bill: Would mandate OER material for all U Hawai’i system courses.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

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” Via Wired : “How a Child Moves Through a Broken Immigration System.” ” Via the Journal Sentinel : “More than 300 Kettle Moraine parents sign petition against online learning platform.” ” That’s a school district in Wisconsin , and the learning software in question is the Summit Learning Platform , created by the Summit charter school chain and built by Facebook and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

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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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” 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.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week. ” “What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?” “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” More questions about MOOCs in the Betteridge’s Headlines section below. And more on MOOCs in the credentialing section below as well. “ Can personalized learning prevail?

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced that the Puerto Rico Department of Education (PRDE) will be the first to pilot new flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to create a student-centered funding system. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Illuminate Education and Key Data Systems and IO Education and SchoolCity and Alpine Achievement are all merging.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs. “Learning Creative Learning: It’s not a MOOC , it’s a community,” says the MIT Media Lab. “A Proposal to Put the ‘M’ Back in MOOCs ” – an op-ed by Class Central ’s Dhawal Shah in Edsurge. “Rethinking MOOCs ” – an op-ed in Duke University’s newspaper The Chronicle. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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The Hechinger Report on personalized learning : “The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed.” ” Via NPR : “Preschools In Ghana ’s Capital Challenge Call-And-Response System.” 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.”

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Via Edsurge : “ ​Rhode Island ’s Plans to Become a ‘Lab State’ for Personalized Learning.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Iowa City Press-Citizen : “ Iowa families foregoing classroom for virtual school.” Acumen “senior innovation associate” writes about +Acumen in Edsurge : “The Flip Side of Abysmal MOOC Completion Rates ? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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senators released a bill Monday that would overturn the ban on a federal student-level data system that would allow for the tracking of employment and graduation rates. ” That’s the Collegiate Learning Assessment exam (a.k.a. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Why Haven’t MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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Newark has control once again of its public school system, which the state took away from the city 22 years ago. Via BocaNews : “Parents throughout South Palm Beach County are using iReady on behalf of their children, possibly skewing scores – and usefulness – of the $6-Million diagnostic computer system.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us.

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Testing, Testing… Via Education Week : “ Rhode Island drops unpopular standardized test system.” ” 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.

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Via The Atlantic : “Two radically different bills aim to overhaul [ Detroit ’s] beleaguered school system. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Why Don’t All School Systems Do This?” Education Politics.

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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.” “In the Era of Microcredentials , Institutions Look to Blockchain to Verify Learning,” says Edsurge. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” If you can’t create revenue, raise venture capital. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “White paper explores changing the accreditation system to encourage continuous improvement and open the door to ‘alternative’ education providers.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Gates , Zuckerberg Philanthropies Team Up on Personalized Learning ,” Education Week reports.

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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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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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For nearly 30 years, Medicaid has helped school systems cover costs for special education services and equipment, from physical therapists to feeding tubes. ” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” ” The Department of Education has rehired student loan debt collectors fired by the Obama Administration: Enterprise Recovery Systems and Navient-owned Pioneer Credit Recovery.

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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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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. ” “The California State Legislature is now considering two bills that would build a database firewall to block the flow of personal information from state and local government to federal efforts to deport immigrants and register people based on their religion, ethnicity, or national origin,” according to the EFF.

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” DeVos visited my hometown of Casper, Wyoming to give this speech where she spoke at the Woods Learning Center. ” 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. Via Phil Hill : “Some Ed Tech Perspective on UC ’s Billion-Dollar Payroll System Fiasco.”

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officials approve new rating system.” 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. ” Ng is, of course, the co-founder of the MOOC startup Coursera.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Lessons Learned From a Consortium That Fizzled.” ” A MOOC consortium , that is, with member institutions Davidson College , Colgate University , Hamilton College , and Wellesley College. ” Via The New York Times : “ Robots or Job Training : Manufacturers Grapple With How to Improve Their Economic Fortunes.” Learn How They Are Expanding.”