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SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know

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Now in its seventh year, the annual gathering brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, educators and industry experts from around the world for four days stacked with panel discussions , workshops , an expo hall , meetups , film screenings —plus plenty of after-hours shindigs. SXSWedu Opening Party : After a long day of learning comes a long night of parties. Renaissance Learning will host SXSWedu’s kickoff bash with beverages at Buffalo Billiards from 7:30 p.m.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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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.” Via Motherboard : “ New York City Passes Bill to Study Biases in Algorithms Used by the City.”

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Week of January 24, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. link] JANUARY MOODLE FORUM: THE LANDSCAPE OF K-12 ONLINE LEARNING ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Wed 26 Jan 03:30PM New York / Wed 26 Jan 08:30PM GMT / Thu 27 Jan 07:30AM Sydney Laura Mikowychok. Join Laura and special guest Allison Powell, Vice President of iNACOL, for "The Landscape of K-12 Online Learning".

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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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 Chalkbeat : “ Trump education nominee pleads ignorance about high-profile voucher studies showing negative results.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ Trump personally asked Xi Jinping to help resolve case of UCLA basketball players arrested in China.” It’s good to shake up your “everyone should learn to code” messaging sometimes, I guess. Here’s Coursera arguing “Why Everyone Should Learn Sales.”

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6,263,439, titled ‘Verification system for non-traditional learning operations.’ Via The Monitor : “Less than a year after classes formally began at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley , a ‘culture of fear is pervasive’ on campus that is exacerbated by poor communication by the administration, concludes a recent white paper study produced by the university’s faculty senate.” Surprising results from new study.”

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Via NBC : “ Arizona : Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination In Mexican American Studies Ban Back in Court.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The LA Times asks , “ In this digital self-help age, just how effective are MasterClass ’s A-list celebrity workshops?” Important thoughts here on social emotional learning and structural racism. “ Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning ?”

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