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Ed-Tech Startup Funding (Q1 2015)

I’m trying to keep better track of who’s investing in education technology startups this year – if nothing else, it’ll make it easier to write my year-in-review series, come December. Lots of other publications do the same, but their reports often cost money; and I want the data to not only be openly available, but also fully crunchable. (My battle against the PDF continues.)

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Education in the Courts

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Gordon Pask's Adaptive Teaching Machines

“Adaptive learning” might be one of the latest education technology buzzwords, one that’s often uttered alongside that other popular adjective “personalized.” But, like much in ed-tech, the concept is not new. (And like much in ed-tech, the “History” section for the Wikipedia entry on “adaptive learning” is woefully incomplete.)

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Education Politics

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Techno Fantasies

This review, co-authored with Sara Goldrick-Rab, first appeared on Inside Higher Ed

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Doxxing to Defend Student Privacy

(Mostly this is the sort of thing I put on my personal blog and not Hack Education, but this is too important to let slide…)

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Schools and Surveillance

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SRA Cards: A History of Programmed Instruction and Personalization

I still shudder at the thought of having to choose a reading assignment from among the multi-colored tabs in the big box of reading assignments at the back of my elementary school classroom.

Don Parker described his development in 1950 of what became the ubiquitous SRA cards like this (PDF):

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Pearson, PARCC, Privacy, Surveillance, & Trust

Last Friday, former Star-Ledger education reporter Bob Braun posted a screenshot on his blog of an email by a New Jersey superintendent detailing a “Priority 1 Alert” issued by Pearson and the state department of education, alleging that a student had tweeted about a test question on the PARCC, causing a security breach.

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Education Politics

The FCC released details this week on its plans for “Net Neutrality” – that is, how it will regulate broadband.

President Obama announced a $100 million TechHire initiative that “aims to convince local governments, businesses, and individuals that a four-year degree is no longer the only way to gain valuable tech skills,” says Wired.

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