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Why We Shouldn't Celebrate Udacity's "Pivot"

anger or fear
Fast Company published a lengthy and glowing profile today of Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun, dubbing him the “godfather of free online education.”

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Google Play for Education: Google's Challenge to Apple's Edu Tablet Monopoly

Apple's Dominance
During its recent quarterly earnings report, Apple boasted that iPads have 94% of the education tablet market. It’s an impressive statistic, and not simply because Apple has almost entirely squeezed out all competitors since iPads first hit stores in the spring of 2010.

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Hack Education Weekly News: Intel Buys Kno, Another School District Ditches inBloom, and More

Ballot
Election Day Results
Tuesday was Election Day across the US. Among the results:

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The Education Apocalypse #opened13

Below are the notes and the slides from my talk today at Open Education 2013. David Kernohan and I shared the morning keynote slot today, and we were asked by David Wiley to offer a critique of open education. And so we did. You can find more details about Kernohan's talk here. Be sure to watch the documentary he made. 

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Hack Education Weekly News: Coursera Turns 2


Upgrades and Downgrades
Apple held its fall press event, released its latest OS. iPad Air. New Macbooks. Blah blah blah.

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Student Data is the New Oil: MOOCs, Metaphor, and Money

Below are the notes and slides from my talk yesterday at Columbia University. The talk was part of the university's Conversations About Online Learning series, and my trip was sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. A big thanks in particular to Alex Gil for facilitating my invitation to speak there.

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