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Pearson Bets on Adaptive Learning (Again) With $25M Acquisition of Smart Sparrow

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Smart Sparrow , which provides course-authoring tools for faculty and instructional designers to build adaptive courseware, has found a new home in a much bigger nest. Already, the Sydney, Australia-based company has pulled back on its social media presence.

The Rough Beasts of Ed-Tech

Hack Education

This keynote was delivered today at the Irish Learning Technology Association's annual conference, EdTech2016, in Dublin. I’m not sure we talk often enough about technology-enhanced learning in these terms – as a political not merely pedagogical practice.

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'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

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That is the purpose of the Horizon Report, of course: it’s a story about the future. No doubt, today’s technology companies view students and schools as a largely untapped market. Mattel is, after all, a toy company with lots of intellectual property.