Every week, Steve Hargadon and I sit down (virtually) to talk about the latest ed-tech news. I always find our conversation to be one of the most thought-provoking exchanges I have all week.

0:00:  Steve sings "Happy Birthday" to Hack Education, and we discuss two years of blogging here on this site -- what trends can be gleaned from the tag cloud?

3:55:  How might Facebook's rumored plans to allow those under-13 to join the site prompt us to reconsider what's working and not working with COPPA?  Who (whose data) needs protection online?  How might Facebook (and other companies too, like Google) lobby the government around this issue?

15:09: MOOCs -- word origins and technology infrastructure.

38:15:  My test-drive of the new Chromebook.

40:00:  The weekly news round-up, including vouchers in Lousiana, a pay-per-performance textbook model, and a fundraiser for Science Leadership Academy.

The link to the MP3 of the show is below, and/or you can subscribe to the podcast feed. You can also find the podcast in iTunes, as part of Steve's EdTechLive series.

June 9, 2012

Audrey Watters


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