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Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.

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Martin McKay is the Chief Technology officer and one of the founders of Texthelp Inc. He directs all research and development at Texthelp with a focus on developing new technologies to assist people who struggle with reading and writing. What about Machine Learning?

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Our digital future 9: Omni-choice learning

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Photo by Loewe Technologies on unsplash There's plenty of hype about artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential, future impact on society. Writing on CIO's Managing Innovation and Disruptive Technology website, futurist Nicholas D. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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The Weaponization of Education Data

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In education, there were breaches at colleges and universities, breaches at K–12 schools, breaches at the Department of Education, breaches at education technology companies, and breaches with software schools commonly use. Data stolen from a community college’s health clinic.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

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Some people researching education technology might not spend their days wondering how their work fits into this existential question—but George Siemens isn’t "some people." A researcher, theorist, educator, Siemens is the digital learning guy. He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education.

Why making, coding, and online learning are the real trends to watch

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The end of the report is stuffed with tantalizing promise about how future learners will engage with robots, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and wearable tech (think data-collecting headbands, and skill-tracking sensors) that could explode into classrooms in as little as four to five years.

What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

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The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the latest NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education. But the graphic still underscores (probably unintentionally) how haphazard the predictions about coming technological developments just might be.

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4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

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From learning analytics tools providing students with instant feedback on their work to virtual reality facilitating field trips to faraway lands to 3D printers filling makerspaces, the classroom looks quite a bit different than it did just five years ago.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security. You can learn anything online, Siegler argued.

Ed-Tech in a Time of Trump

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Or rather I’ve never believed the hype that we should put all our faith in, rest all our hope on technology. ” But President Trump has brought to the forefront many of the concerns I’ve tried to share about the politics and the practices of digital technologies.

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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 : “The budget bill President Trump signed Friday fixes a technical problem for private scholarship providers that rely on federal student aid data to help students pay for college.” ” Edsurge offers “A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning.” “ Can Big Data Change a Wicked School Truancy Problem?

Hack Education Weekly News

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“In the Era of Microcredentials , Institutions Look to Blockchain to Verify Learning,” says Edsurge. Tell me more about how the blockchain is going to “verify learning.” ” “Education is not where it’s all at in the learning market. Educators Discuss Pros and Cons of Learning Analytics.” ” Inside Higher Ed also looks at how data is being talked about at the higher ed ed-tech event.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Chalkbeat : “ Betsy DeVos ’s first Detroit visit featured Girl Scouts, robots, and talk of beluga whales.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “New Student Visa Data Show Overall Declines.” ” There’s more financial aid news in the privacy section below – because, you guessed it, data breach. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. From the press release : “IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Open Badges 2.0 Ramona Pierson , the founder of Declara , is now the head of learning products at Amazon ( according to LinkedIn , at least). Via Campus Technology : “Recipients of 2018 McGraw Prize in Education Revealed.” Because technology imperialism. The third: lifelong learning.

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Mozilla announced it is handing the Open Badges initiative to the IMS Global Learning Consortium. Apple , as always, helps us see how criticism-free technology journalism can be. Via Campus Technology : “ Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot.” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. Presidential Campaign Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. “ Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive? “Lifelong learning” and multiple choice quizzes for two to five year olds. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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” I tweeted that the DACA database is one of the most important issues in ed-tech right now, and if you’re an ed-tech entrepreneur who says “nobody in ed-tech tracks immigration data,” you need to GTFO. Via Education Week : “ Mississippi Attorney General Sues Google Over Student-Data Privacy.” Via the MIT Technology Review : “For $14,000, a Weeklong Firehose of Silicon Valley Kool-Aid.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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The Department of Education has released a “Higher Education Supplement to the National Education Technology Plan ,” just in the nick of time I guess. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Department of Education has released data showing there were 539 institutions placed on heightened cash monitoring as of Dec. More about the politics of education data – particularly regarding undocumented students – in the data and surveillance section below.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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The learn-to-code company Treehouse has launched “Techdegrees,” “a guided-learning experience designed to prepare students for entry-level developer jobs at companies across the country.” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. Education Politics.