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The History of the Future of Education Technology

When I post an article to Hack Education, it’s (typically) something I’ve thought about and researched and written and re-written. But this site also has a number of subdomains where I am working on other research that isn’t necessarily accompanied by well-wrought prose or analysis. I spent part of the...

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. (National) Education Politics The US government shut down. Then it re-opened. Via Inside Higher Ed:...

The computer scientist Bret Victor gave a keynote back in 2013 that I return to again and again. (See? Keynotes need not be a waste of time and energy!) In “The Future of Programming,” he offers a history of programming – or more accurately, a history of programming developments that...

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. (National) Education Politics Compare and contrast the Department of Education’s government shutdown plans – Secretary...

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. (National) Education Politics I’ll lead off this week’s roundup of education news with this from...

(National) Education Politics You know it’s amazing news when The Guardian publishes it one minute after midnight in the new year: “Toby Young to help lead government’s new universities regulator.” Happy New Year, England! And congrats on being first off the blocks to fuck up education in 2018! “Who’s Toby...

I’ve made some changes to this site, most obviously updating the header image. That’s thanks to Bryan Mathers, of course, who continues to capture what I am thinking so perfectly in his drawings. (Why a pigeon?) Those who look closely will also note that I have also changed how the...

I wouldn’t say these are all the stories about education technology we were told this year. But these are the ones I decided to analyze: Education Technology and Fake News Education Technology, Betsy DeVos, and the Innovation Gospel Education Technology and the Business of Student Debt Education Technology and the...

This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “top ed-tech stories” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. The report is always a big deal in technology circles – “a tech industry event in its own right,” as...

(National) Education Politics “Where is Trump’s Cabinet?” asks Politico. “It’s anybody’s guess.” The story include updates about US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her failure to disclosure her complete schedule. “The Library of Congress No Longer Wants All the Tweets,” says The New York Times. Related thoughts from Ed...