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Ed-Tech and the Californian Ideology

When I spoke at Davidson College earlier this month, several of the questions from the audience involved my framing of a “Silicon Valley narrative” involving education, technology, and innovation. They said that this narrative was unfamiliar to them – that the arguments that they heard, particularly from colleagues, about education, technology, and innovation were quite different. That is, education technology is supportive, not exploitative. Education technology opens, not forecloses, opportunities.

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The Tories’ win in the UK elections could have a major impact on education.

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The Golden Lasso of Education Technology

This talk was delivered today at Davidson College at its Annual Teaching Showcase

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Anonymous Messaging Apps on Campus

This article first appeared on Educating Modern Learners in February 2015

Once again, students' technology usage is prompting panic. This time, the scare involves anonymous messaging apps.

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Memory Machines: Education Technology Without the Memex

Among the things that (education) technology is supposed to revolutionize: memory.

Memory in computers is not wholly analogous to memory in humans, of course, despite using that same word to describe what we are increasingly coming to think of as a process of information storage and retrieval.

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Ed-Tech Startup Funding (The Year So Far)

I’ve updated the spreadsheet where I’m tracking on this year's ed-tech investment.

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The Invented History of 'The Factory Model of Education'

“What do I mean when I talk about transformational productivity reforms that can also boost student outcomes? Our K–12 system largely still adheres to the century-old, industrial-age factory model of education. A century ago, maybe it made sense to adopt seat-time requirements for graduation and pay teachers based on their educational credentials and seniority. Educators were right to fear the large class sizes that prevailed in many schools.

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