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Articles about laptop bans – for or against – are not quite the worst. ” According to Edsurge , Knewton is now a courseware company and not a “robot tutor in the sky.” ” Knewton has raised some $157 million in venture capital. ( No disclosure that Edsurge shares investors – GSV Capital – with Knewton.). (National) Education Politics.

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Speaking of predictions about the future of online education, EdTech Strategies’ Doug Levin pens part 2 of his look at Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn ’s prediction that “ by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet.” “Mind-reading robo tutor in the sky” company Knewton has a new CEO , Brian Kibby , formerly with Pearson. This story about laptops. (National) Education Politics.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Ban Laptops" Op-Eds. For the past ten years, every ten months or so, someone would pen an op-ed claiming it was time to ban laptops in the classroom. For their part, critics of laptop bans claimed the studies the op-eds frequently cite were flawed, reductive, and out-of-date. These critics argued that laptop bans are ableist and that they disadvantage students who opt to purchase digital textbooks rather than printed ones.