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The State of the Union

Tuesday night, President Obama gave the annual State of the Union pep-talk. Among the education-related proposals: free community college, a law protecting student’s data and privacy, streamlined higher education tax credits, and universal pre-school.

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A Hippocratic Oath for Ed-Tech

This post first appeared on Educating Modern Learners

Ethics and educational technology – we don’t talk a lot about the two together, but perhaps it’s time we do. We can’t simply assume that ed-tech is good or progressive, for starters. Nor can we ignore the growing political and economic power of the ed-tech industry. Although comparisons between medicine and education aren’t always that useful, perhaps there’s something to be learned from the promises the health care profession makes … and breaks.

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Draw Me: A History of MOOCs

Correspondence Courses and the Pre-History of MOOCs

I’m currently working on an essay on the pre-history of MOOCs – from correspondence courses to teaching machines and television – for a forthcoming book. Of course, I’m hardly the first person or the only person to trace the history of “distance learning” through correspondence courses. That’s where David Noble’s incredibly prescient Digital Diploma Mills starts:

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What Do We Mean By Open Education

This post first appeared on Educating Modern Learners. This article was part 2 of an exploration of what “open” means and affords in education.

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ESEA Reauthorization?

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Speak & Spell: A History

The Speak & Spell: Toys as Teaching Machines

The Speak & Spell – one of the most iconic toys of the 1980s – is a teaching machine.

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Free Community College

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The Language of Leadership

This post first appeared in Educating Modern Learners

There are hundreds and hundreds of books on leadership, most often framed in terms of “management.” What is the connection between language and leadership? And what role does language play in modern learning and modern leadership? These questions seem particularly important if we want to focus less on the “management” of learning and on the building of a transformative school culture.

Words matter.

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Why (Not) Wearables

It's the time of year for predictions: what will the next twelve months hold for education technology.

I generally try to shy away from making predictions (okay, confession: I wrote one for Educating Modern Learners this week). I'm much better at analyzing what's happened and why than at forecasting what's going to happen. I remain interested – always – in the "why."

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