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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. And it raises a number of questions, I think: how good is Mary Meeker at actually identifying and analyzing Internet trends? Is this really a trend?

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

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All the talk of the importance of “emotion” in education reflects other trends too. It’s a reaction, I’d say, to the current obsession with artificial intelligence and a response to all the stories we were told this year about robots on the cusp of replacing, out-“thinking,” and out-working us. ” An ed-tech trend in the making, investors hope.

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” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” Via the Law Librarian Blog : “ LexisNexis ’s Role in ICE Surveillance and Librarian Ethics.” “What We Should Worry About When We Worry About Virtual Reality ” – a guest post by Eugene Stern on the Mathbabe blog. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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I’m also curious how this news – again, I’m not sure two closures are really a “trend” – will affect student loan startups. It’s building this little web that turns the user into a mostly passive consumer of mostly western corporate content,” says Ellery Biddle, Global Voices’ advocacy director. Via Campus Technology : “2017 Ed Tech Trends: The Halfway Point.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Via the Broadcast Law Blog : “Time for the FCC to Review Children’s Television Educational Programming Obligations of Broadcasters? Via Politico : “ Families for Excellent Schools CEO fired after investigation into ‘inappropriate behavior’ ” That’s Jeremiah Kittredge , who’s run one of the best funded pro-charter advocacy groups in the company. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Via The Hechinger Report : “ Virtual charter schools need ‘bold action’ for change, says national charter school advocacy group.” ” Coursera, initially only emailing former students about their old course work, decided finally to blog about its platform change. ” Via the Hechinger Report : “Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code?” Education Politics.