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Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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But I wanted to consider too why the stories we repeatedly tell about education and education technology were so fanciful – stories about impending disruptions and revolutions and robot teachers and brain zappers and so on.

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” asks New York Magazine. I’m also curious how this news – again, I’m not sure two closures are really a “trend” – will affect student loan startups. Ed-Tech Magazine asks “How Diverse Is the Higher Ed IT Workforce ?” 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.

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” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “The Implications of Gartner’s Top 10 Tech Trends of 2018 for Education – Part 2,” according to the Getting Smart blog. ” Via George Veletsianos : “ Educational Technology Magazine archive (1966–2017).”

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” Via Bitcoin Magazine : “Pilot Project Verifies Academic Credentials on the Bitcoin Blockchain.” 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.” ” Via the Hechinger Report : “Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code?” Not education-related per se, but as I’m closely monitoring both the student loan and the blockchain hoopla as ed-tech trends – that is, all the investments investments and all the PR – I’ll drop this here.