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Stop The Spread of Fake News

ProfHacker

In 2010, researchers working with Facebook conducted an experiment on 61 million users in the United States right before the midterm elections. Decades of other research concurs that people are influenced by their peers and social networks.

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Unintended Consequences: How Gates Foundation Money Steered Uversity Into Trouble

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This article, “ Unintended Consequences ,” was first published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives 4.0 Jamie Glenn, chief executive of a once-hot social media startup, was between a rock and a hard place. The company had agreed to that goal as a condition of the Gates Foundation investment. Undermining the long-term viability of a company also undermines our ability to achieve our charitable goals.

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

It’s time once again for my annual review of “the year in education technology,” something I’ve done since 2010. Each Friday, I gather all the education and education technology and technology-related news into one article. (I I also gather articles that I read about the same topics for a newsletter that I send out each Saturday.) Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. Social Justice. Social Media: Adoption and Crackdown.

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The Principal of Change

This article from the New York Times, “ I’m Not Texting, I’m Taking Notes “, is pretty interesting. He refers to himself as a “digital native”, and acknowledges this is a norm for him and his friends, while not perhaps the norm for others in the company.

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology. I’ve called this “the Top Ed-Tech Trends,” but this has never been an SEO-optimized list of products that the ed-tech industry wants schools or parents or companies to buy (or that it claims schools and parents and companies are buying). Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech.

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

Hack Education

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 Ideology of Personalization

Hack Education

Facebook, like many digital technology companies, promises that in exchange for collecting your personal data – your name, your age, your gender, your photos, metadata on your photos, your location, your preferences, your browsing and clicking habits, your friends’ names – it will deliver “personalization.” ” Data can be shared with any company that Facebook deems necessary. This is part nine of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

Hack Education

” The University of Northern New Jersey had a website – one with a.edu domain, to boot – as well as several active social media profiles. ” The WSJ article points to a report by the free market Manhattan Institute which claimed that two out of every three officials who work as commissioners for accreditors are employed by schools that their accrediting agencies oversee – a “potential conflicts of interest.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” There’s more on legal battles involving student loan companies in the business of financial aid section below. ” My favorite part of this article, I think, is where it boasts about how stable Ethiopia is these days. The student loan company has raised $803.6 The company, which makes programmable toys, has raised $7.8

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Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

Hack Education

His 2010 book was called What Technology Wants , as though technology is a living being with desires and drives; the title of his 2016 book, The Inevitable. Our Internet service providers today are likely telephone and TV companies.