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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” Without revenue the company will go away. billion by 2025.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. The featured article : “13 Stories of Life on a Teacher’s Salary.” “ Alibaba’s Jack Ma , China ’s Richest Man, to Retire From Company He Co-Founded,” The New York Times reports. The textbook company has raised $6 million total. Edsurge on a new report from Common Sense Media : “ Teens Know Social Media Is Manipulative.

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Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

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” 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.”

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.