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Hack Education

The History of the Future of Education Technology

I gave this keynote this morning at the ICLS Conference, not in Nashville as originally planned (which is a huge bummer as I really want some hot chicken) As I sat down to prepare this talk, I had to go back into my email archives to see what exactly I'd...

Ten years ago today, I bought the domain hackeducation.com and launched this website, determined to do a better job covering the revival of ed-tech startups than the technology press did. Hack Education has changed a lot in the past decade. I no longer model this site on those publications. I've...

I was a guest at Desmos today. No, I won't speak at your startup. Thank you very much for inviting me to speak to you today. I want to talk to you today about the history of educational crises and education technology. I've said many times that I believe knowing...

I was a guest speaker in the MA in Elearning class at Cork Institute of Technology this morning. Thanks very much to Gearóid Ó Súilleabháin for the invitation. Here's a bit of what I said... Thank you for inviting me to speak to your class today. This is such a...

Here are the transcript and slides of the talk I gave today at CUNY. Well, not at CUNY. The conference was called "Toward an Open Future," as I guess you might gather from my presentation. Thank you very much for inviting me to speak to you today. There is, no...

Yes, it has been a little quiet on Hack Education lately. Even HEWN has gone dormant. I will write some more about the silence soon. Meanwhile... These remarks were made during a guest visit to Dan Krutka's class, "Critical Perspectives on Learning Technologies," at the University of North Texas. (Let...

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed....

Several months ago, I started to jot down ideas about what I'd cover in my annual review of what's happened over the course of the past 12 months in the field / industry /promotion of education technology. For the past decade, I've churned out a multi-part series on the dominant...

This talk was delivered at OEB 2019 in Berlin. Or part of it was. I only had 20 minutes to speak, and what I wrote here is a bit more than what I could fit in that time-slot. You can find the complete slide-deck (with references) here I am going...