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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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How Do Schools Affect Autodidacticism?

This post first appeared on aud.life

On the heels of my recent article on lifelong learning – a response to Pew’s recent study on the topic of “professional” and “personal” learning – Will Richardson prompted me to articulate my thoughts more clearly about schools’ effect on autodidacticism.

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Roaming Autodidacts and Entrepreneurial (L)Earners: The Stories We Tell about Lifelong Learning

The survey on “Lifelong Learning and Technology” released earlier this week by the Pew Research Center provides an important counter to the sweeping pronouncements we often hear about Internet technologies and the coming democratization and de-institutionalization of education.

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'I Love My Label': Resisting the Pre-Packaged Sound in Ed-Tech

This talk was given March 18, 2016 at the Indie Ed-Tech Data Summit at Davidson College.

“I Love My Label”: Indie versus Industry and the Future of Music Education Technology

The title of this talk could as easily be “indie versus institution” as “indie versus industry.” I have no love lost for either.

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Via the Times-Picayune: “Texan who called Obama a gay prostitute might soon control textbooks.” Mary Lou Bruner, the Texan in question here, will face a run-off election in May to see if she will join the powerful Texas State Board of Education.

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