Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, innovators have often over-promised and under-delivered, causing many smart people to wonder if we’re now in a frothy bubble of irrational exuberance, most eloquently summarized by Audrey Watters in Hack Education, who worries that “education technology [merely] serves as a ’Trojan Horse’ of sorts, carrying. Lynda.com’s $1.5

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

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.

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On building learning playlists

NeverEndingSearch

Learning playlists are a thing, and that thing is emerging as a subgenre of digital curation in a variety of flavors. Some of my colleagues use Lynda.com to gather playlists from specific elements selected across the hundreds of offered courses. Symbaloo Learning Paths.

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. ’” “She didn’t say anything positive about technology, dammit.” A belief in technological utopia. Personalization.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Techcrunch : “ Grasshopper , a learn-to-code app from Google ’s Area 120 incubator, goes live.” ” From GeekWire : “For investors, the future of education technology is now the workplace.” ” From the ASU website : “Panelists discuss future of personalized learning.” Language-learning startup Lingumi has raised $1.7

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

In another first, the Board has decided to act, in part, based on the words of a single person: Donald Trump , the new President of the United States. ” “The California State Legislature is now considering two bills that would build a database firewall to block the flow of personal information from state and local government to federal efforts to deport immigrants and register people based on their religion, ethnicity, or national origin,” according to the EFF.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The Department of Education has released a “Higher Education Supplement to the National Education Technology Plan ,” just in the nick of time I guess. “ The growth of online learning : How universities must adjust to the new norm” is sponsored content on Education Dive. ” “ Harvard/MIT Report Analyzes 4 Years of MOOC Data ,” Campus Technology reports. Via EdTech Magazine : “How Learning Analytics Can Help Inform K–12 Decisions.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Campus Technology reports that Davidson College is partnering with Revature to offering coding classes to its students and graduates. Some say… “What to Ask When Choosing Tech for Schools” – a new Lynda.com course offered by Edsurge (which is funded in part by Lynda.com’s founder. Perhaps, instead of tying “ personalized learning ” to special ed policies of the 1970s, you could read some Rousseau?