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Identity, Power, and Education's Algorithms

This article first appeared in the publication Identity, Education and Power in February 2016

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Who's Investing in Ed-Tech (2010-2016)

Some Background…

Way back in 2012, I wrote an article “Who’s Investing in Ed-Tech?” It remains one of the most popular posts on Hack Education, even though it’s totally out-of-date. The article explains a bit how venture capital works, and it lists some of the best known investors in education technology, along with a few of the companies they’ve funded. No doubt the popularity of the story reflects how often folks query “who’s investing in ed-tech?”

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Maine Governor Paul LePage is an idiot. (Not really news, but in the news this week.)

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Why America’s Schools Have A Money Problem.” (That’s NPR on school funding.)

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The Ideology of the Blockchain (for Education)

This is Part 2 of my research series on the blockchain in education. Part 1 – an introduction to the blockchain – is available here.

All digital technology is ideological. All education technology is ideological.

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The plan to convert all schools in England to academies could cost some £1.3 billion, the Labour Party contends.

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The Blockchain for Education: An Introduction

Is blockchain poised to be “the next big thing” in education?

This has become a question I hear with increasing frequency about a technology that, up until quite recently, was primarily associated with the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The subtext to the question, I suppose: do educators need to pay attention to the blockchain? What, if anything, should they know about it?

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