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Education Technology's Inequalities

Hack Education

I also want to consider that, with or without a President Trump , education technology also might make things worse, might also contribute to these ongoing inequalities – and not simply because many in ed-tech seem quite eager to work with the new administration. Don’t Believe “Don’t Be Evil” My own concerns about the direction of education technology cannot be separated from my concerns with digital technologies more broadly.

The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

Makers tap into an American admiration for self-reliance and combine that with open-source learning, contemporary design and powerful personal technology like 3-D printers. Affordable Maker Technologies. Affordable Maker Technologies. Originally published at [link].

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A Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

Makers tap into an American admiration for self-reliance and combine that with open-source learning, contemporary design and powerful personal technology like 3-D printers. Affordable Maker Technologies. Affordable Maker Technologies. Originally published at [link].

AI can disrupt racial inequity in schools, or make it much worse

The Hechinger Report

Kids from black and Latino communities — who are often already on the wrong side of the digital divide — will face greater inequalities if we go too far toward digitizing education without considering how to check the inherent biases of the (mostly white) developers who create AI systems.

‘Learn’-Launching the 2017 Edtech Conversation With Cautious Optimism

Edsurge

Edtech gatherings that attract more than 1,000 attendees, such as LearnLaunch’s Across Boundaries Conference last week in Boston, are usually echo chambers of hubbub and hoopla about technology’s potential to transform education. Foreshadowing a future full of big data, he called for educators to change their current practices if they want their students to be prepared for a world filled with AI robots. Right now I still think there is a divide in the sessions.

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ISTE 2016: Educational Equity, Lifelong Learning, and a Simpler Approach to Edtech

eSpark

At the end of June, eSpark joined the thousands of district and edtech leaders headed to Denver, CO to meet innovative educators and discuss the current state of technology in schools.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

And their cash-strapped school district has struggled to provide them with even the most basic digital tools. million into schoolwide technology upgrades. It’s about helping students with limited tech skills be prepared for a global economy that is becoming increasingly digitized.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

I have a bit more to say about some of these topics, so stay tuned… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye these past two weeks – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tagged on: July 21, 2017 A complex web of factors influence children’s commercial media literacy | LSE Business Review → If they don’t know an ad from information, how can they grasp how companies use their personal data?

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software.

Hack Education Weekly News

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*Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Inside Higher Ed : “Two sports apparel company executives and an aspiring sports agent were found guilty Wednesday of wire fraud charges in connection with the most significant sports scandal in recent National Collegiate Athletic Association history – a scheme to pay off the families of men’s basketball recruits and secure their commitment to teams at Adidas-sponsored universities.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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No disclosure in this or its Class Central article that it shares investors with these MOOC companies.). ” Via Campus Technology : “ Southern New Hampshire U to launch Competency-Based Master’s in Online Ed.” the nation’s largest virtual charter school management company , as president of academics, policy, and schools. ” Via Campus Technology : “ Unizin Partners with edX , Cengage.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Rather Harvard has outsourced instruction to the for-profit company Trilogy Education. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Short-term-jobs-for-students company Student Pop has raised $3.4 ” Via The New York Times : “ Digital Divide Is Wider Than We Think, Study Says.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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” More on the Afghan robotics team in the contest section below. Also via Edsurge : “How Boundaries Between Colleges and Companies Will Continue to Blur.” “Mind-reading robo tutor in the sky” company Knewton has a new CEO , Brian Kibby , formerly with Pearson. for Robotics Contest.” Via MIT Technology Review : “Another Price Slash Suggests the Oculus Rift Is Dead in the Water.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via WaPo : “The FCC talks the talk on the digital divide – and then walks in the other direction.” Bridget Foster has been named the head of the SIIA’s ed-tech association, the Education Technology Industry Network. Here’s a trend to watch in 2017 : companies and organizations who “help” schools buy ed-tech : The Hechinger Report looks at a couple of these , LEAP Innovations and LearnLaunch. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye the week of March 13, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. The partnership aims to bridge the digital divide in Pittsburg by offering parents refurbished computers free of charge.

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