The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um,

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

New additions to the already-amazing guest schedule are Henry Eyring on The Innovative University , Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach on The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age , and Cable Green on "public funding should equal openly-licensed resources." CodeNow: Teaching Programming, Narrowing the Digital Divide Pearson and Knewton: Big Data and the Promise of Personalized Learning The Open Course Library & the Quest for the $30 College Textbook

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Hack Education Weekly News

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“Mind-reading robo tutor in the sky” company Knewton has a new CEO , Brian Kibby , formerly with Pearson. Via The New York Times : “To Close Digital Divide, Microsoft to Harness Unused Television Channels.” (National) Education Politics. After rolling back for-profit higher ed regulations last week , Betsy DeVos turns her attention to dismantling civil rights as she holds a series of Title IX “ listening sessions.”

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He’s a partner at Founders Fund, which has invested in Knewton, AltSchool, Uversity, ResearchGate, If You Can, Upstart, Declara, and Affirm. Also off campus, not on-: “ Unemployed Detroit Residents Are Trapped by a Digital Divide.” From IMS Global : “ Competency-Based Education and Extended Transcripts: IMS Global Learning Consortium Enabling Better Digital Credentialing.” Education Politics.

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The Politics of Education Technology

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Before I turn to the President-Elect’s campaign promises and potential education and computer technology policies, I want to note that this Presidential election was influenced by digital technologies in ways that make the “ digital masterminds ” who supposedly helped Obama win re-election pale by comparison: Hacks – perhaps by Russia – of the Democratic National Committee. This is part two of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.