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Why are colleges and universities handing over more than half of their tuition to online program managers? | The Hechinger Report
In three years, no one will be able to explain why it was that colleges and universities continued to hand more than half of their tuition to companies marketing and supporting their online programs – the online program managers.
edtechstrategies  2017w13 
april 2017 by douglevin
School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine
This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools. Wish there were publicly available data to support this claim.
edtechstrategies  2017w13 
april 2017 by douglevin
Exclusive: Pisa data may be 'incomparable' | tes
Falls in Asian high-flyers' math scores could simply be down to switch to computer tests.
edtechstrategies  2017w13 
april 2017 by douglevin
What keeps cybersecurity experts up at night? | Passcode
For Passcode’s last Influencers Poll, we asked an open-ended question: What’s the most urgent cybersecurity or privacy challenge right now, and what’s one way to fix it?
edtechstrategies  2017w13 
april 2017 by douglevin
Brands need to fire adtech | ART + marketing
Adtech = tracking-based advertising. It spies on people and violates their privacy. It’s full of fraud and a vector for malware. It incentivizes publications to prioritize “content generation” over journalism. It’s gives fake news a business model. It is that bad.
edtechstrategies  2017w13 
april 2017 by douglevin
Company degree programs come to the rescue of Nevada’s skill gap | Las Vegas Review-Journal
"He’s a guinea pig for one of the state’s first accelerated education programs tailored for a specific company."
edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
april 2017 by douglevin
Computer-based testing reflects technological shift | Eagle-Tribune
As MA begins the roll out of its “next-generation” MCAS exams this week, students across the region will be adjusting not only to a new test, but to taking the yearly exams on a computer.
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april 2017 by douglevin
Mobile App Behavior Often Appears at Odds With Privacy Policies | Carnegie Mellon University
An analysis of almost 18,000 popular free apps from the Google Play store found almost half lacked a privacy policy, even though 71 percent of those appear to be processing personally identifiable information and would thus be required to explain how under state laws such as the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA).
edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
april 2017 by douglevin
A (Electronic) Textbook Case of Disruption | The American Interest
Schools are starting to take advantage of cheap tablets and open-sourced learning materials to give their students touchscreen, on-demand textbooks that—and here’s the kicker—can save school districts millions of dollars every year.
oer  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
april 2017 by douglevin
New software tool to provide students with personalized feedback to improve learning | Phys.org
Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have partnered with five international universities to create a software tool that provides timely and personalized feedback to help students adjust their studying throughout the course.
edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
april 2017 by douglevin
Volusia County schools to launch bus Wi-Fi program | ClickOrlando.com
Students from a few Volusia County schools will participate in a pilot program that offers students Wi-Fi on their school buses, officials said.
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april 2017 by douglevin
Students pen literacy tests after last fall's exam cancelled by cyber attacks | CambridgeTimes.ca
The region’s Grade 10 students went back to pen and paper to write their literacy test today, six months after cyber attacks forced the cancellation of an online version of the provincially-mandated test.
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april 2017 by douglevin
E.C. Glass student scammed through teacher's hacked email account | WSET
The superintendent stated it wasn't a failure on their security system, but if the email was hacked, obviously it was a failure on their firewalls. The bank also declined to reimburse any funds, but did issue her a zero-interest loan to pay it all back.
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april 2017 by douglevin
Inside the metrics machine: USF uses big data to find, and help, overburdened students | Tampa Bay Times
The field of predictive analytics has developed more quickly than an ethical framework around it, and some experts advise caution.
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april 2017 by douglevin
As devices flood schools, some want to do more to teach children – and teachers – media literacy | The News Tribune
Pending legislation in Washington state could give teachers free access to resources that would help them make students more media literate and help them grow into good citizens of the digital world they’ll inherit.
medialiteracy  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017 by douglevin
Imaginaries and materialities of education data science | code acts in education
"In this talk, I want to show you how education is being imagined by advocates of a field of research and development becoming known as ‘education data science.’ The social consequences for the field of education in general are significant."
digitalsociology  edudata  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017 by douglevin
Without Internet Privacy Rules, How Can I Protect My Data? | Consumerist
Here’s what’s true (and what’s bunk) about the now defunct FCC privacy rule, and what you can do to shield your behavior from prying eyes.
edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017 by douglevin
Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education | Audrey Watters
A driverless future offers us only more surveillance, more algorithms, less transparency, fewer roads, and less intellectual freedom. Skinner would love it.
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march 2017 by douglevin
European Commission considering leap into open-access publishing | Science
The European Commission, which spends more than €10 billion annually on research, may follow two other big league funders, the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and set up a “publishing platform” for the scientists it funds, in an attempt to accelerate the transition to open-access publishing in Europe.
openaccess  edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017 by douglevin
Louisiana schools show little interest in free internet plan | News & Observer
A plan to provide high-speed internet access to Louisiana's public school districts at no cost to them has died because local educators showed too little interest.
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march 2017 by douglevin
A lesson plan from tech giants on how to transform education | CNBC
"I think what you'll see in the next couple of years is that most schools become part of a platform network," says Tom Vander Ark.
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march 2017 by douglevin
New Themes Emerge in Second 1:1 Computer Initiative Survey in Livingston | TAPinto
Results of the second of three surveys being issued to Heritage Middle School (HMS) and Livingston High School (LHS) students, teachers and parents involved in the 1:1 computer initiative are in.
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march 2017 by douglevin
Privacy By Practice, Not Just By Policy: A System Administrator Advocating for Student Privacy | EFF
As a system administrator (or sysadmin), Matt has had a front-row seat to the increasing use of technology in his rural, public school district. When he started to raise the alarm about educational technology in his school district, he knew it would ruffle some feathers.
Privacy  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017 by douglevin
Hackers hit Forsyth schools server, cause disruptions | KTVQ.com
Forsyth Public Schools (MT) were hit with computer malware over the weekend, causing problems for teachers, students, parents and district administrators.
infosec  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017 by douglevin
How the Republicans Sold Your Privacy to Internet Providers | New York Times
"Apparently, the Trump administration and its allies in Congress value privacy for themselves over the privacy of the Americans who put them in office. What is good business for powerful cable and phone companies is just tough luck for the rest of us," says Tom Wheeler, former FCC chair (and Democrat).
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march 2017 by douglevin
Who's Tracking Your Faceprint? | The Atlantic
Who Owns Your Face? Advertising companies, tech giants, data collectors, and the federal government, it turns out.
edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017 by douglevin
Apple’s Bid To Reclaim The Classroom From Chromebooks May Be Too Late | Fast Company
With price cuts and new features, Apple is making iPads more school-friendly–but only after Chromebooks became go-to educational machines.
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march 2017 by douglevin
Got tech problems? Call the CatSquad | Idaho Press-Tribune
CatSquad students are responsible for providing tech support to the 1,300 students and 100 teachers and administrators at the school.
edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017 by douglevin
California pressed to stop collecting students’ citizenship data | SFGate
Civil rights groups asked California’s attorney general Monday to investigate dozens of school districts across the state that require parents to provide children’s Social Security numbers, their citizenship status and other sensitive information such as when they entered the country.
edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017 by douglevin
‘Selfie epilepsy’: Teenage patient’s reaction suggests new risk of iPhone photos | National Post
Selfie epilepsy would add to the rare but bizarre hazards of a seemingly innocuous modern phenomenon that has nonetheless caused numerous deaths worldwide.
edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017 by douglevin
San Diego schools to begin posting records responses online |The San Diego Union-Tribune
Facing a backlog that has pushed even routine public-records requests to three months or longer, the San Diego Unified School District will begin posting documents on the internet as they are released.
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march 2017 by douglevin
Lawsuit vs SchoolMessenger imperils schools' ability to text, call parents, students | Cook County Record
The call center company behind the SchoolMessenger service, which specializes in helping schools across the country instantly communicate with parents, students and their communities, is in federal court in Chicago.
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march 2017 by douglevin
Doxed by Microsoft’s Docs.com: Users unwittingly shared sensitive docs publicly | Ars Technica
Thousands of docs with sensitive data still reachable from search engines, including health data. A quick search suggests student data, too.
edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017 by douglevin
Schools collect reams of data, inspiring a move to make sense of it all | The Hechinger Report
Every school collects and stores information on how students perform, but many struggle to understand and use it.
edtechstrategies  2017w13 
march 2017 by douglevin
This free game puts you in the shoes of a fake news peddler | Rappler
'Fake It to Make It' is inspired by real teenagers, and shows the mindset of someone who wants to start their own fake news empire.
medialiteracy  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017 by douglevin
NPS teachers receive laptops in one-to-one initiative | The Norman Transcript
Funded by a 2014 bond issue, the first laptops were handed out to teachers over the weekend as Norman Public Schools begins to implement its one-to-one program.
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017 by douglevin
Four schools in Pulaski County Special School District seek 'innovation' status | Arkansas Online
"Blended learning, mastery of content, adaptive technology, content aligned to Arkansas standards, and school-to-career connections are among the terms used to describe the Pulaski County Special district's school of innovation model." But, wait, there's more...
edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017 by douglevin
I Took the AI Class Facebookers Are Literally Sprinting to Get Into | Wired
Facebook is now organizing formal classes and longterm research internships in an effort to build new deep learning talent and spread it across the company.
edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017 by douglevin
Deleting data like ‘book burning’ | InnovationsAus.com
It's a challenge: “We can’t access data for health or education purposes, due to regulation intended to protect us, the sources of that data. And yet survey after survey says that we expect that this data is being used to obtain medical or educational breakthroughs.”
edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017 by douglevin
Hackathon aims to improve Boston school bus times | The Boston Globe
The problem: getting about 30,000 students who are assigned to ride 642 school buses to and from school — on time — each day in a city with notoriously congested streets. The solution: to be determined.
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march 2017 by douglevin
Guppy A WYSIWYG Mathematics Editor
Enter mathematical expressions. Click the buttons to render the expression in various plaintext formats. Seems like it could be useful
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march 2017 by douglevin

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