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The History of the Future of Education Technology

This post first appeared on aud.life On the heels of my recent article on lifelong learning – a response to Pew’s recent study on the topic of “professional” and “personal” learning – Will Richardson prompted me to articulate my thoughts more clearly about schools’ effect on autodidacticism. One way to...

Education Politics “Republican leaders of the North Carolina General Assembly on Wednesday rushed through a bill to repeal all local LGBT nondiscrimination ordinances in the state and ban transgender people from certain restrooms,” Buzzfeed reports. “Introduced and passed within 10 hours, the bill then went to Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk....

This post first appeared on aud.life Kin and I spent Friday and Saturday at Davidson College at a “Indie Ed-Tech Data Summit.” I have a ton of thoughts about content, community, process, definitions, outcomes, funding that I thought I’d quickly write down while it’s all fresh in my mind. (Heh....

This talk was given March 18, 2016 at the Indie Ed-Tech Data Summit at Davidson College. “I Love My Label”: Indie versus Industry and the Future of Music Education Technology The title of this talk could as easily be “indie versus institution” as “indie versus industry.” I have no love...

Education Politics Former US Secretary of Education has joined the Emerson Collective, a venture philanthropy firm run by Laurene Powell Jobs. In his new role as managing partner, according to The LA Times, “Duncan will be looking for ways to help ‘disconnected youth,’ ages 17 to 24, who aren't in...

Education Politics Via the Times-Picayune: “Texan who called Obama a gay prostitute might soon control textbooks.” Mary Lou Bruner, the Texan in question here, will face a run-off election in May to see if she will join the powerful Texas State Board of Education. Via Education Week: “The Washington House...

This post first appeared on aud.life An attempt to string together a bunch of thoughts and a handful of articles from the week: Monday was Seymour Papert’s 88th birthday. Papert, of course, is one of the most important figures in education technology – the author of Mindstorms (1980) and The...

Education Politics As the US Presidential campaign spiraled down down down down down down down this week, the media turned its eye to Trump University, as if this is going to be the big “gotcha” that derails Donald Trump’s campaign. (See: The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times,...

“Jujitsu? I’m going to learn Jujitsu?” Neo asks incredulously, as he’s plugged in to a machine for the first time since his rescue by Morpheus and the members of the ship Nebuchadnezzar. The operator Tank loads a virtual training program, and Neo clamps his eyes shut, his body jolting in...