Here is a list of all the articles I wrote as part of my look at the “Top Ed-Tech Trends” of the year.

“Trends” is perhaps the wrong word here. These are my observations about what’s happened in education technology (and education more broadly) over the course of the past 12 months. This project – something I’ve done every year since 2010 – aims to serve as an in-depth analysis of the noteworthy events and products and politics and financing and tries to piece together the narratives and ideologies that drive ed-tech.

  1. Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking
  2. The Politics of Education Technology
  3. The Business of Education Technology
  4. Education Technology and the Promise of “Free” and “Open”
  5. Education Technology and the “New” For-Profit Higher Education
  6. Education Technology and the “New Economy”
  7. Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing
  8. Education Technology and Data Insecurity
  9. Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization
  10. Education Technology’s Inequalities

This year, I also published a number of supplemental articles detailing the funding for each of these “trends”:

No one else writes these sorts of reviews of ed-tech. No one. A reminder: this site is not funded by ads or venture capitalists or corporations or philanthropic organizations – it’s supported by individual readers. You can donate via PayPal or support me via Patreon.

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Audrey Watters


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The History of the Future of Education Technology

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