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The History of the Future of Education Technology

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President-Elect Trump It’s all so awful. “Trump and Chief Strategist Pick Bannon Disagreed on Foreign Student Policy,” says Inside Higher Ed. That is, Trump thought foreign students who graduate from “top” universities should get to stay in the US. White nationalist Bannon disagreed. Via Chalkbeat: “Eva Moskowitz: I will work...

How do we understand Trump and ed-tech? How do we help students understand? How do we help all of us understand and respond? Back in June, The Chronicle of Higher Education published a mock syllabus for “Trump 101” – “this course will explore the phenomenon that is Donald Trump’s presidential...

Presidential Politics President-Elect Donald J. Trump. The President-Elect on the First Amendment: Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2016 Trump’s education platform promises to “make post-secondary options more affordable and...

Presidential Campaign Politics Welp. It’s almost over. Via NPR: “What Trump And Clinton Have To Say About Education.” This seems dumb but you know, it makes for a headline: “ Higher ed split 50–50 on Clinton vs. Trump,” according to Education Dive. Blah Blah Blah. [Peter Thiel](Tech Billionaire Backing Trump...

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...