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The History of the Future of Education Technology

This talk was delivered at Virginia Commonwealth University today as part of a seminar co-sponsored by the Departments of English and Sociology. The slides are also available here. Thank you very much for inviting me here to speak today. I’m particularly pleased to be speaking to those from Sociology and...

Presidential Campaign Politics November 8 cannot come soon enough. Via Education Week): “Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education: “For Some Republicans, Trump’s Higher-Ed Proposals Reflect ‘Lost Opportunity’.” Via Inside Higher Ed: “Trump Threatens Visas for Those From China.” Education Politics In other...

This talk was presented today at ETUG's Fall Workshop in Vancouver, BC. Special thanks to Jason Toal for DJing my talk. You can find the full slide deck here. Thank you very much for inviting me here to speak to you today. (And in particular, thank you to Jason Toal....

Presidential Campaign Politics There was a Presidential debate this week. Thankfully, it was the last one. There’s also a global wine shortage, and I’m like, no shit. We are drinking so heavily to make it through this election. News broke over the weekend that billionaire investor Peter Thiel is making...

This talk was presented today at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, as part of the Domain of One's Own" initiative that the school is launching. The complete slide deck is here. I’m often asked to give a title for a talk months in advance, certainly weeks...

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. While some...

Presidential Campaign Politics There’s less than a month left of the 2016 Presidential campaign and The End can’t come soon enough. On Sunday, Clinton and Trump held their second debate. The topic of education didn’t really come up, save Clinton’s invocation of “The Trump Effect” and the increased bullying in...

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. Via Edsurge: “Experts Look Into the Crystal Ball of the...

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. Via NPR: “Hillary Clinton’s Plan For America’s Students.” Also via NPR: “Donald Trump’s Plan For America’s Schools.” Education Politics Via The...

I confess. I’m a little perplexed by the recent call to create a new discipline for education technology. There are already hundreds of academic conferences and academic publications and professional organizations and published studies devoted to education technology; hundreds of schools offer degrees – primarily graduate degrees – in education...