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Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

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According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.”

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. My students are all about social media. High School social studies teacher.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking. But blaming social media is too easy and too simplistic.

Peter Thiel and the Future (and Funding) of Education Technology

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million – isn’t that significant, I think the timing of the donation is still notable for a number of reasons: Well-known for his libertarian beliefs, Peter Thiel wrote in a 2009 article for the Cato Institute that “Since 1920, the vast increase in welfare beneficiaries and the extension of the franchise to women – two constituencies that are notoriously tough for libertarians – have rendered the notion of ‘capitalist democracy’ into an oxymoron.”

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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” Re-reading that article now makes me cringe. I was inspired, I think, to select that topic because talk of “platforms” was incredibly popular in Silicon Valley – it had been for a while – as companies strove to become “the next Facebook.”

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

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He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. I asked about how Jim’s company, Reclaim Hosting , is doing. In 2007 Jon Udell made this argument in an Educause podcast, addressing non-educational data ( link ).

The Politics of Education Technology

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One of the challenges of writing this series – and trust me, there are many – is separating my analysis out into ten articles that name ten distinct “trends.” “ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. If that’s what “technology” means, then every company is in the technology business – a useless distinction. ” The company said it would remain open.

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

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Bush ), and the invocation of facts, evidence, and expertise in political arguments (particularly those arguments on social media) is now interpreted as bias rather objectivity. The media? In January, “brain-training” company Lumosity agreed to pay $2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it had deceived customers with its claims that its games improved cognitive functions. ” “Modern pedagogical methods require modern media.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Politico : “ Several Trump appointees shared unflattering views of minorities, women on social media.” Here’s a science textbook I was assigned at his school in 2007. The sale of the Apollo Education Group , parent company of the University of Phoenix , has been finalized. See her article on Betsy DeVos in the politics section above.). Student loan company SoFi will acquire Zenbanx. Education Politics.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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I’d hardly know where to begin in writing one, but I want to open this particular article – one that focuses, in part, on the whole “everyone should learn to code” craze – recognizing his great contribution to educational computing as well as his loss. I first read an article by Seymour Papert in a Women’s Studies class in the mid 1990s – “ Epistemological Pluralism ,” which he co-wrote with Sherry Turkle.