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The History of the Future of Education Technology

Education Politics “The Free-College Dream Didn’t End With Trump’s Election,” The Atlantic pronounces, as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his plan for tuition-free degrees at the state’s public colleges and universities. More details on the proposal, which would extend to families earning $125,000 or less, from Inside Higher Ed....

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...

Education Politics Via The New York Times: “The Buffalo Board of Education on Thursday demanded that Carl Paladino resign from his post on the board after making racist comments about President and Michelle Obama last week. If he refuses to step down, the board will ask the state education commissioner...

My latest book is now available for purchase. The Curse of the Monsters of Education Technology is the latest in my “monsters of ed-tech” series – a sequel to The Monsters of Education Technology (2014) and The Revenge of the Monsters of Education Technology (2015). Like those two books, this...

Education Politics Via The New York Times: “Obama to Dismantle Visitor Registry Before Trump Can Revive It.” “The registry, created after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has not been in use since 2011, so the move is largely symbolic and appeared to be aimed at distancing the departing administration...

This is part ten of my annual review of the year in ed-tech The richest 1% now possess as much wealth as the rest of the world combined. That was the conclusion of an Oxfam report issued in January. It was a slogan of the Occupy Movement too, of course,...

This is part nine of my annual review of the year in ed-tech Facebook’s Plans to “Personalize” Education Facebook, like many digital technology companies, promises that in exchange for collecting your personal data – your name, your age, your gender, your photos, metadata on your photos, your location, your preferences,...

This is part eight of my annual review of the year in ed-tech Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. The game was launched in July and despite...

The Trump Administration Inside Higher Ed asks what might happen to Title IX and investigations into campus sexual assaults under the Trump Administration. Via The Washington Post: “Democratic senators press Trump’s education pick Betsy DeVos to pay years-old $5.3 million fine.” Via The Detroit Free Press: “Betsy DeVos’ trouble with...

This is part seven of my annual review of the year in ed-tech What Counts as a “Real College”? In April, the Department of Homeland Security arrested 21 people, charging them with conspiracy to commit visa fraud. These individuals were alleged to have helped some one thousand foreign nationals maintain...