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Forum-Spooked by the MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses)? The Boom in Online Learning
Date Friday November 30
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
USF
McClaren Center rm. 252
Fulton & Cole St.
San Francisco
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorLaborTech
Spooked by the MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses)? The Boom in Online Learning and the Future of Educators & Public Education
LaborTech 2012 Schedule, Nov 30, Dec 1&2 At USF
http://labortech.net/complete-labortech-2012-schedule/
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LaborTech 2012 Schedule
FRIDAY, November 30
5:00 - 7:00 PM Registration - (McLaren Center rm. 252)
7:00 PM
Plenary - (McLaren Center rm. 252)
Welcoming - Dorothy Kidd, Professor, Department of Media Studies, USF, AFT 4269
Spooked by the MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses)? The Boom in Online Learning and the Future of Educators & Public Education
Major computer and tech companies along with speculators are seeking high returns by removing teachers and replacing them with online learning. Who is behind this, how is Being sold in public education and what will the results be of this transformation.

Danny Weil - Labor Journalist, Research on Education and Privatization
Kent Noel - University of Hawaii Professional Assembly NEA “Online Education And The
NEA”
Kathleen Carroll - Attorney, Researcher, The Financial Forces and Connections Behind The Education Online Drive
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§Computers Instead of Teachers
by LaborTech Thursday Nov 29th, 2012 12:06 PM
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Computer companies and profiteers are seeking to get rid of teachers and replace them with computers.