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Visiting Seymour

“In most contemporary educational situations where children come into contact with computers the computer is used to put children through their paces, to provide exercises of an appropriate level of difficulty, to provide feedback, and to dispense information. The computer programming the child.” -- Seymour Papert, Mindstorms

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Hack Education Weekly News: The Cost of Common Core Tests and of Dissertation Embargoes

Sorry for the delay in posting this round-up of the week’s education news. I spent the week in Maine with family (my mom turned 70), with limited access to the Internet. As always, you can stay up on the blogs that I’m reading, via the News Elsewhere tab above or via this site’s “firehose” Twitter account.

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Hack Education Weekly News: MOOCs on Pause, OLPC Tablets at Walmart, and More

MOOOOOOOOOOOOOCs
Remember in January when Udacity and San Jose State University announced a pilot program where the latter would offer college credit for classes offered by the former?

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Hack Education Weekly News: Shark Week

Happy 16th birthday to Malala Yousafzai, who addressed the United Nations today on the subject of education. Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban less than a year ago for her activism about girls’ education. (The transcript of her speech is here.)
The MOOC, the Campus Tsunami, and Sharknado

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On (Not) Missing ISTE 2013


I’m skipping ISTE this year. And I’ll confess: for the first time since I quit working at ISTE, I’m fairly relieved to not be going.
I made the decision in part because I’m working hard on my book, and traveling costs too much – too much time and too much money.

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The LMS as Portal: InstructureCon Keynote

My boyfriend Kin Lane, "the API Evangelist," and I gave this morning's keynote at InstructureCon. So yeah, I had to go on stage after MC Hammer opened the event last night. Tough act to follow. But I didn't cuss. Below are our slides and a rough version of what I said...

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