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The History of the Future of Education Technology

This article is part of my research into "who funds education technology," which I plan to expand with my Spencer Education Fellowship The Omidyar Network announced earlier this week that it has invested in Data & Society, a New York City-based research institute co-founded by danah boyd. The two-year $850,000...

Education Politics From the Department of Education’s press release: “U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Chief of Staff and Additional Staff Hires.” And what a fine bunch. Via ProPublica: “DeVos Pick to Head Civil Rights Office Once Said She Faced Discrimination for Being White.” Also on the list of new hires:...

Education Politics Trump says the Secretary of Education is “highly respected.” Certainly this week’s news really really underscores how much: “What is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos doing with the rapper Pitbull in Miami?” asks The Washington Post. What’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s brother doing in the Seychelles with a friend...

This was the first-half of a joint presentation at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. The better half was delivered by Jim Groom. Our topic, broadly speaking: "a domain of one's own" “The Internet’s completely over,” Prince told The Daily Mirror in...

These remarks were given yesterday at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. I took part in a panel on "Technology-Enhanced Student Attainment and Retention" with Daniel Burgos from the International University of La Rioja and Lynn Clouder from Coventry University As I...

These remarks were given at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab I am best known, no doubt, for my criticism of education technology. And perhaps for that reason, people perk up when I point to things that I think are interesting or...

This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab Every year since 2010, I’ve undertaken a fairly massive project in which I’ve reviewed the previous twelve months’ education and technology news in order to write ten articles covering “the top...

Education Politics Via The New York Times: “North Carolina’s Love of College Sports Spurred Move to Repeal Bathroom Law.” Welp. It’s not clear, however, if the NCAA and others will end their boycott of the state. Via PBS Frontline: “Climate Change Skeptic Group Seeks to Influence 200,000 Teachers.” The group...

Columbia Journalism School has awarded me a Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship for the 2017–2018 academic year. I can’t even begin to articulate how truly thrilled and humbled I am for this opportunity. It’s not going to change much here on Hack Education. The fellowship will help me pursue the work...

This talk was presented at The University of Edinburgh's Moray House School of Education Let me begin with a story. In December 2012 – we all remember 2012 right? “The Year of the MOOC” – I was summoned to Palo Alto, California for a small gathering to discuss the future...