'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. But this year, I’m reorganizing my analysis of these “trends,” partly because I think they can all be subsumed under the larger theme of “the new economy.” Over and over and over and over and over and over and over again we were told “robots are coming for your jobs.”

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. And it raises a number of questions, I think: how good is Mary Meeker at actually identifying and analyzing Internet trends? Is this really a trend?

The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

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A panel of 59 experts from 18 countries discussed major trends in education that are driving the adoption of technology, as well as the big challenges to effective implementation. Trends affecting the adoption of technology in schools. TRENDS.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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Robotics in the classroom. MOOCs, nanodegrees, etc. Featured Technology Trends #edtech disruption innovation learning innovation30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. by Terry Heick.

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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As sophisticated digital skills—capabilities ironically found more commonly among students—became decisive, two new trends emerged. MOOCs Recent virtual upstarts, MOOCs—massive open online courses—catapulted onto the global learning stage when Stanford University computer scientists Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig in 2011 came upon the bright idea of streaming their robotics lectures over the Internet. The term MOOC was coined by others in 2008.)

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

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A quick round of introductions revealed some interesting trends: a growing number of liberal arts institutions are launched or growing online learning programs; many sought to find the distinct ways liberal arts institutions, and campuses pursuing liberal education, can use technology.

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” Some of these experimental sites included MOOCs and coding bootcamps. Via The Verge : “US denies visas to Afghanistan ’s all-girl robotics team.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Class Central’s Dhawal Shah, writing in Edsurge : “ MOOCs Find Their Audience: Professional Learners and Universities.” More on certifications in the MOOC section above. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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"The Internet Will Be Everywhere and Nowhere"—Dr. Michio Kaku's ISTE 2016 Keynote

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Remember, robots are [just] adding machines. The jobs that cannot be automated, he noted, will be those that require creativity and experience, “Remember, robots are [just] adding machines – they do sums faster than you do, giving the illusion that they’re intelligent.”. Dr. Kaku does not, however, envision a world where robots have banished educators from the classroom; he acknowledged the widely-noted shortcomings of today’s MOOC’s.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Do not tell the connectivists, but apparently – according to Edsurge at least – “Education’s Latest Secret Trend” is “ Networking.” ” 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.”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Futurism.com : “Here Are the States Where a Robot Is Most Likely to Steal Your Job.” Via The College Board : “Trends in College Pricing 2018.” *Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

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As I have done for the past six years, I will spend the rest of November and December publishing my review of what I deem the “Top Ed-Tech Trends” of the year. I pick ten trends and themes in order to closely at the recent past, the near-term history of education technology.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The New York Times : “Meet Zora, the Robot Caregiver.” ” Via e-Literate : “Fall 2017 Top 30 Largest Online Enrollments In US – With LMS Usage and Trends Since 2012.” 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” 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.” Via Zion Market Research : “ Massive Open Online Course Market : Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2016-2024.” Robots and Other (Ed-Tech) Science Fiction. Education Politics.

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Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

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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. Perhaps with this data, the MOOC providers can build a map of professional if not cognitive pathways.

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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. ” Industry, not the child’s imagination as Seymour would have it, largely dictates the shape and direction of the CS trend. See: the LMS, the MOOC.

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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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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.

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

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He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. Rise of the robots Siemens has both an academic and an industry perspective on digital learning. Even the latest edtech trends are still preparing students for a concept of work and life that’s quickly becoming outdated, he says.

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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.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The New York Post : “Doctors slam sex robot ‘family mode’ ” “Where Are The Robot Teachers ?” “ Robots in the classroom

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I’m also curious how this news – again, I’m not sure two closures are really a “trend” – will affect student loan startups. 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?” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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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. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” “ Ziro ’s robotics kit for kids now works with Alexa ,” says Techcrunch.

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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. ” There’s more licensing and certification news in the MOOC section above. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” Tarena International has acquired the K–12 robotics company Wuhan Haoxiaozi Robot Technology (a.k.a.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Why Haven’t MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?” Via Campus Technology : “6 VR Trends to Watch in Education.” ” 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.

#DLNchat: How Could Artificial Intelligence Shape the Future of Higher Education?

Edsurge

Sometimes an artificial persona (call it AI, virtual assistant, robot like ASIMO, whatever) can, in its failed attempt to be human, be truly tragic. Kent Darr put it this way: “AI can quickly interpret qualitative data to show us large trends in classes, colleges, or entire student bodies. RSVP for our next #DLNchat: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning? Do anthropomorphized forms of artificial intelligence serve students better than hidden bots?

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Should Children Form Emotional Bonds With Robots? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robot Learning Improves Student Engagement ,” the Communications of the ACM claims. Kiwicampus : a robot delivery service on campus. ” FutureSource is out with its latest report on trends in the education mobile OS market. (National) Education Politics.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The South China Morning Post : “ China ’s schools are quietly using AI to mark students’ essays … but do the robots make the grade?” ” Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends. (I But as always, take these “trends” with a grain of salt.

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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. I wrote about social-emotional learning (algorithms) as a “trend to watch.” Education Politics.

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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.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Techcrunch : “This tortoise shows kids that robot abuse is bad.” ” “ Robot abuse ”?!

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “What if Your Favorite Teacher was a Robot?” Via Techcrunch : “ Ibuki is the 10-year-old robot child that will haunt your dreams.” I am sensing a trend here… preschool management companies. 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”). 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. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. MOOCs weren’t really MOOCs either.

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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”). There’s more MOOC news in the job training section below. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Geek Dad : “Little Robot Friends Teach Kids to Code With Empathy.” ” From Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “Fall 2016 Top 20 Largest Online Enrollments In US – With Trends Since 2012.”

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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. “Can robotics teach problem solving to students?” To continue a trend that I monitored last year , it’ll be worth watching who becomes a power-player in the business of ed-tech procurement.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Oooh, I am sensing a trend here. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Class Central writes that “ Y Combinator’s Startup School MOOC To Give Out $10,000 to 100 Companies.” My apologies that this is a day late. Yesterday was the first day in over a year that I didn’t make a commit to GitHub (which I use to manage all my websites).

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “The MOOC is not dead, but maybe it should be,” says Rolin Moe. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Pearson ’s Annual Report (2017) – my favorite part is how the numbers that are showcased on this web page are all green, even though they’re downward trending. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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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.” “ What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students ” by Justin Reich (and George Veletsianos and Laura Pasquini). MOOCs losing their mojo?

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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.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “How Robots Will Save Liberal Education.” Via Campus Technology : “ MIT , Segway Robotics Hackathon Focuses on Eldercare.” Education Politics.

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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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” “Examining Trends in Graduate Student Debt by Race and Ethnicity” by Seton Hall University professor Robert Kelchen. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Techcrunch : "Starting a robotics company out of school? Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” ” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs.