The future includes good (human) teachers

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– 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. Like robots on an automotive assembly line, English AI can work 24 hours a day, doesn’t require benefits and can’t threaten its employer with a strike (yet). We are now living in a world in which robots do many of the jobs we once thought the preserve of humans.

The Greatest EdTech Generation Ever – LIVE Blog of Justin Reich’s Keynote

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As a researcher, Justin has been carrying this concept into his work with MOOCs. To begin, Justin recommends reading Frank Levy and Richard Murnane’s work, Dancing with Robots. Computers can increasingly solve routine tasks, so the question becomes, what are the kinds of things that computers and robots can’t do. Uber recently went to Carnegie Mellon and purchased the leading robotics program as a way to create driverless jobs. STEM/STEAM.

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10 Google+ Communities I'm Recommending to Our Faculty

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STEM on Google+ - "Feel free to post into the appropriate section by selecting from the drop-down ''share'' menu." All of it from Biology to Robotics to Space exploration!" MOOC - Massive Open Online Courses. "A Here are ten Google+ communities I''ll be recommending that our teachers check out. 8399 members as of 1/25/13) 2. Music Producers - Gear, Techniques, Tips, Tricks & Advice (258 members as of 1/25/13) 3.

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Building Skills, Inspiring Students through Hands-on Technology – Troy Smith, New Zealand

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With the focus put on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) today, teaching these subjects can be a bit overwhelming. Whether that’s with robotics, Minecraft , or Lego MindStorms, Smith makes sure his students work with real-world technology. ” Smith and his students have been building and programming robots by learning software and hardware development skills.

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

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That kind of feedback would be perfect if you had a robot learner on the other end,” he says. The robot learner would be delighted to have you say, ‘Okay, you made three errors in problem number one,’ and being a robot learner, they’d be able to take out those bugs and do better the next time.

The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

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Robotics and Virtual Reality: While the panel still agrees these technologies are two to three years from widespread adoption in K-12 learning spaces, experts predict more schools will be teaching with robots and asking students to design and build them as part of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses.

(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News

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” Not so sure how folks plan to do their beloved STEM without the S or the E in this future, but hey. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A glimpse : “In China ’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’ ” Via Class Central : “By The Numbers: MOOCs in 2018.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. It’s like the MOOC crap all over again.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep hyping that MOOC thing. Via Edsurge : “ MOOCs Are No Longer Massive. ” Via Class Central : “Class Central’s Top 50 MOOCs of All Time (2018 edition).” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Cumulative Growth in Number of MOOCs , 2011–18.” ” Not surprisingly, there is more MOOC news in the surveillance section below.

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” Via The Atlantic : “It’s Getting Harder for International STEM Students to Find Work After Graduation.” 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.

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Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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” Note the significant difference in language in this headline from The Verge , for example – “ Harvard’s Root robot teaches kids how to code ” – and the way in which Seymour would describe the LOGO Turtle – that students would using programming to teach the robot. “Hardly Anyone Wants to Take a Liberal Arts MOOC,” Edsurge informed its readers in February. We’ve seen this before in the MOOC world.

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Department of Education Fulfills Administration Promise to Invest $200 Million in STEM Education.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). 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.”

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” From the Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Accepts President Trump’s Q2 Salary as a Donation for STEM-Focused Camp.” Bloomberg reports that “ Trump Administration Tapping Tech CEOs for STEM Policy Approach.” ” Those involved: investor Laurene Powell Jobs , Apple’s Tim Cook , and representatives from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – so all the country’s best experts on STEM education clearly.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “A Product at Every Price: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2017.” ” There’s more MOOC news in the certification section below. I’m also putting some MOOC news in the job training section. Via Edsurge : “ Smithsonian Forms ‘Strategic Alliance’ With Carnegie Learning to Build New STEM Products.”

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” This stems from a protest at the University of Connecticut. MOOCs are out. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robots will replace teachers by 2027 ,” Futurism predicts. “ When the Robots Come for Our Jobs, They’ll Spare the Teachers ,” Edsurge tries to reassure its readers. Robots are coming for your children. “Why these friendly robots can’t be good friends to our kids,” Sherry Turkle argues.

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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.” ” There’s more MOOC-related news in the nanodegree section below. Or this one: “A Growth Mindset Can Reduce the Gender Gap in STEM,” claims Coursera’s blog.

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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. Because MOOCs on an airplane proved to be such an effective mode of instruction. Via Techcrunch : “ Pearson is adding LittleBits kits to its STEM curriculum.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Related, via Salon : “ Silicon Valley ’s $300M donation to STEM educatio n is not what it seems.” 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.”

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Why Haven’t MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Verge : “Elon Musk-backed OpenAI is teaching robots how to learn just like humans do.” “This robot helps kids with special needs to communicate,” according to Techcrunch. This robot is called Robota and is the creation of a team from Rutgers University.

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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. ” There’s some robot news in the privacy section below. (National) Education Politics.

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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 Education Week : “Is STEM Oversold as a Path to Better Jobs? Which STEM jobs are in demand and pay well? ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. 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 the Coursera blog : “New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders.” " It’s lovely to see the big innovation from the MOOC startups in 2017 involves the learning management system. In other STEM news, Pornhub awards a “women in tech” scholarship. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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He believes the future of education means all STEM, no arts and no humanities. ” 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. “Can robotics teach problem solving to students?” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” 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.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “ Coursera now offers free trials for most Specializations.” ” Get them started on for-profit STEM education early, amirite. “It’s Important for Us to Be Critical of STEM Education Efforts,” says The Pacific Standard. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Remember MOOCs? Education Politics.

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Congratulations, STEM folks and learn-to-code evangelists, for being featured in President Trump’s list of his 2017 accomplishments. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Verge : “ Aflac ’s toy robot for kids facing cancer is the smartest toy of all.” Via Techcrunch : “ The Root robot teaches kids to code through Spirograph-style drawings.”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ TU Delft Students Can Earn Credit For MOOCs From Other Universities.” Teachers can bring STEM lessons to life through this immersive learning and take students on biodiversity journeys through Africa, Asia, the Amazon, and more.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. 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” Chalkbeat investigates the Indiana Virtual School : “As students signed up, online school hired barely any teachers – but founder’s company charged it millions.” ” Via The New York Times : “Where the STEM Jobs Are (and Where They Aren’t).” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” The $1700 robot dog also requires a subscription plan.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “That Hilarious Tweet About an Instructor’s Big Mistake? ” Via Rutgers Today : “Is There a STEM Worker Shortage ? ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” From the Udacity blog : “ Your Exclusive Guide To Pursuing A Robotics Career.” (National) Education Politics. “Americans Have Given Up on Public Schools.

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Via Chalkbeat : “Robotics is bringing Betsy DeVos to Detroit for the first time as education secretary.” Department of Education Announces STEM , Computer Science Education Grant Opportunities.” ’” 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.

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” More on the Afghan robotics team in the contest section below. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “The University of California, Los Angeles , is planning a major expansion in the online certificate and graduate degree markets that it hopes will reach as many as 15,000 students by early next decade,” Inside Higher Ed reports. for Robotics Contest.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

Education Technology's Inequalities

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” The idea that preferred admission equals payment stems from the American ideology that opportunity, especially educational opportunity, is a “fair” form of recompense. Indeed, the World Bank issued a report in January arguing that digital technologies – not just robots in factories – stand to widen inequalities as well, “and even hasten the hollowing out of middle-class employment.” MOOCs.

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“ President Trump Earmarks $200 Million in Federal Grants for STEM , Computer Science Programs ,” says Edsurge , later swooning that “ Google , Facebook , Amazon Among Tech Titans Committing $300 Million to K–12 Computer Science.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Responses to last week’s news about Western Governors University and the audit of its competency-based offerings: Via NPR : “Who Is A College Teacher, Anyway?

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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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. MOOCs are, no surprise, their own entry on this long list of awfulness.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “The Future of MOOCs Might Not Be Free ,” suggests Education Week’s Market Brief with an observation that many of us made back in 2012. ” Also via The New York Times : “A Mission to Bring STEM Skills, and Robots, to Children in West Africa.” Education Politics. “ New Education Law: Bipartisan No More.”

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via the Hechinger Report : “Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code?” “ Report: California public colleges not producing enough STEM degrees.” Education Politics. “ Education Department Proposes New Regulations to Protect Students and Taxpayers from Predatory Institutions.”