Peter Thiel and the Future (and Funding) of Education Technology

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That sentiment was echoed this week in the hashtag #repealthe19th trended on Twitter , as Trump supporters responded to an image shared by poll analyst Nate Silver showing a landslide victory for Trump if only men voted this fall. He was the first investor in the social media company in 2004.) Knewton (adaptive teaching software). ResearchGate (social networking site for researchers).

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

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Nevertheless, Knewton claims Knewton’s personalized learning products work. But there are now calls that students should be tested – and in turn, of course, schools graded – on “social emotional skills.” Ben Williamson argues that ClassDojo exemplifies the particularly Silicon Valley bent of “mindset” management: The emphasis … is on fixing people, rather than fixing social structures.

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“PISA for personality testing – the OECD and the psychometric science of social-emotional skills ” by Ben Williamson. ” More on teen social media usage, this time from Buzzfeed : “‘Tweetdecking’ Is Taking Over Twitter. ” The Atlantic on what it’s like being a parent of a social media star. ” Via KQED’s Mindshift : “Setting School Culture With Social And Emotional Learning Routines.”

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Liberty University students have criticized their school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr, and his media appearances supporting Trump. According to excerpts of speeches published by Wikileaks – stolen data – Clinton called the Common Core a “political failure” in a speech she gave to Knewton. Neither Knewton nor the Clinton campaign have confirmed the veracity of this leaked speech. Presidential Campaign Politics.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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But Posterous, if you’ll recall, was acquired by Twitter in 2012 and shut down one year later. ” In reviewing Srnicek’s book in March, New York Times media journalist John Hermann wrote , Platforms are, in a sense, capitalism distilled to its essence.

The Politics of Education Technology

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“ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. Facebook is, although Mark Zuckerberg denies it , a media company. And like democracy, technology changes the social and individual relationships between us. ” Eschewing “traditional” media advertising buys, the Trump campaign invested in Facebook ads and raised money through the site as well.