Education startup OnlineDegree.com makes the first year of college tuition-free [Vedder]

Education startup OnlineDegree.com makes the first year of college tuition-free — from forbes.com by Richard Vedder Excerpt: If you were told that an educational institution existed […]

Andrew Ng is probably teaching more students than anyone else on the planet. (Without a university involved.) [Young]

Andrew Ng is probably teaching more students than anyone else on the planet. (Without a university involved.) — from edsurge.com by Jeff Young Excerpt: One selling […]

2 items re: the use of voice as it pertains to using virtual assistants: 1 involving healthcare, the other involving education (Canvas)

From DSC: Check out the 2 items below regarding the use of voice as it pertains to using virtual assistants: 1 involves healthcare and the […]

2018 Online Education Trends Report & 2018 Student’s Guide to Online Education [BestColleges.com]

Per Catie Chase from BestColleges.com: As you know, online education is rapidly expanding. At BestColleges.com we believe it’s important to evaluate the latest trends in distance education and […]

DC: What can higher ed learn from this? “Big corporations — giant retailers & health insurance companies — are teaming up to become your doctor.”

From DSC: What can higher ed learn from this? Eventually, people will seek alternatives if what’s being offered isn’t acceptable to them anymore.   The […]

“AI Helps Figure Out Where Students Go Wrong on Math Problems” [Bolkan]

AI Helps Figure Out Where Students Go Wrong on Math Problems — from steamuniverse.com by Joshua Bolkan Excerpt: Researchers at Cornell University are working on […]

“Blockchain: Is it Good for Education?” [virtuallyinspired.org] + other relevant resources

Blockchain: Is it Good for Education? — from virtuallyinspired.org Excerpt: What is Blockchain? Blockchain is a public ledger type database made up of records called […]

Next Generation Digital Learning Environment should be considered a “distributed learning ecosystem” [Ollendyke]

NGDLE is really just “enigma” misspelled — from er.educause.edu by Bryan Ollendyke An example of a next generation digital learning environment (NGDLE) is in development […]

AT&T’s $1 billion gambit: Retraining nearly half its workforce for jobs of the future [Caminiti]

AT&T’s $1 billion gambit: Retraining nearly half its workforce for jobs of the future — from cnbc.com by Susan Caminiti Excerpts (emphasis DSC): AT&T initiated […]

Reflections on “In Move Towards More Online Degrees, Coursera Introduces Its First Bachelor’s” [Johnson]

In Move Towards More Online Degrees, Coursera Introduces Its First Bachelor’s — from edsurger.com by Sydney Johnson Excerpt: These days, though, many MOOC platforms are […]

Scientists Are Turning Alexa into an Automated Lab Helper [Condliffe]

Scientists Are Turning Alexa into an Automated Lab Helper — from technologyreview.com by Jamie Condliffe Amazon’s voice-activated assistant follows a rich tradition of researchers using […]

DC: Might Alexa be a tool to periodically schedule & provide practice tests & distributed practice on content?

From DSC: After seeing the article entitled, “Scientists Are Turning Alexa into an Automated Lab Helper,” I began to wonder…might Alexa be a tool to […]

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