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Liberty University students have criticized their school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr, and his media appearances supporting Trump. According to excerpts of speeches published by Wikileaks – stolen data – Clinton called the Common Core a “political failure” in a speech she gave to Knewton. Neither Knewton nor the Clinton campaign have confirmed the veracity of this leaked speech. Presidential Campaign Politics.

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

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” Some 20 Facebook engineers work on the software, and according to The Washington Post , the student information it tracks and stores is not housed on Facebook servers, although Facebook does have access to the data. Nevertheless, Knewton claims Knewton’s personalized learning products work. But there are now calls that students should be tested – and in turn, of course, schools graded – on “social emotional skills.”

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“PISA for personality testing – the OECD and the psychometric science of social-emotional skills ” by Ben Williamson. A new project from the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel : “Reimagining College Access: Performance Assessments From K–12 Through Higher Education.” ” More on teen social media usage, this time from Buzzfeed : “‘Tweetdecking’ Is Taking Over Twitter.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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But Posterous, if you’ll recall, was acquired by Twitter in 2012 and shut down one year later. ” In reviewing Srnicek’s book in March, New York Times media journalist John Hermann wrote , Platforms are, in a sense, capitalism distilled to its essence.

The Politics of Education Technology

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“ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. Facebook is, although Mark Zuckerberg denies it , a media company. And like democracy, technology changes the social and individual relationships between us. ” Eschewing “traditional” media advertising buys, the Trump campaign invested in Facebook ads and raised money through the site as well.