The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

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That's what a decade of ed-tech social media and PR have wrought: hashtag gurus and fake news. Joi Ito , Nicholas Negroponte , the MIT Media Lab — who will remember their connections to convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein ? PowerSchool acquired the K-12 LMS Schoology. ASU ends its MOOC experiment , Global Freshman Academy.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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It will continue to support charter schools, helping them with challenges like developing students’ “ social and emotional skills.” The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, which has given money to charter schools (including Success Academy Charter Schools), media organizations (including The 74), and conservative education organizations (including Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education).

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I think it’s called “social emotional learning” in education circles though.) ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Former Kaplan exec Justin Serrano has been hired as the president of Schoology. ” Via Wired : “With Venues, Oculus and Facebook Push Social VR Into New Territory.” ” Kaltura has acquired Rapt Media.

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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. ” There’s more MOOC-related research in the research section below.