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Peter Thiel and the Future (and Funding) of Education Technology

The New York Times reported over the weekend that, despite a growing number of women who’ve come forward in the last week claiming that Donald Trump has groped or assaulted them, billionaire investor Peter Thiel will be making his first donation to the Republican Party candidate’s presidential campaign.

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Presidential Campaign Politics

There’s less than a month left of the 2016 Presidential campaign and The End can’t come soon enough.

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US Presidential Campaign Politics

There was a Vice Presidential debate this week. Among the education highlights: Republican VP candidate Mike Pence made up a name for the university hosting the event. Actually, I think that was the only education highlight.

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Presidential Campaign Politics

There was a Presidential Debate this week, but – no surprise and perhaps even a bit of a relief – education wasn’t much of an issue.

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Disciplining Education Technology

I confess. I’m a little perplexed by the recent call to create a new discipline for education technology.

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Presidential Campaign Politics

Via Politico: “Donald Trump has put wealthy universities on alert. He warned colleges and universities Thursday night that those schools that don’t spend their endowments to directly benefit students could lose the tax break on their endowments.”

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Re·Con·Figures: The Pigeons of Ed-tech

This talk was presented today at the Designs on eLearning conference. The full slide deck is available here.

Thank you very much for inviting me to speak to you today.

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Education Politics

An incredible piece of reporting by The Guardian on corporate lobbying and influence in Wisconsin politics following Scott Walker’s anti-union efforts in the state.

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Clippy and the History of the Future of Educational Chatbots

Earlier this year, Microsoft made headlines when it debuted Tay, a new chatbot modeled to speak like a teenage girl, which rather dramatically turned into “a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours” of its release, as The Telegraph put it.

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Presidential Campaign Politics

Via the Washington Post: “Trump pitches $20 billion education plan at Ohio charter school that received poor marks from state.” The plan: vouchers and “choice.”

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