With $100M From The Gates Foundation & Others, inBloom Wants To Transform Education By Unleashing Its Data

Rip Empson, We are the PROJECTS, Feb 13, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The lede is completely buried in this story, but here it is: "This morning, the SLC [Shared Learning Collaborative] has officially renamed and rebranded itself under the guise of a new non-profit startup called inBloom, which it has been quietly building and developing over the past 12 months. Simply put, the new non-profit intends to help transform education by providing entrepreneurs, schools and districts with a better, easier way to make sense of and utilize big data." The problem is, do students want to send all their private data to this big centralized data store? I wouldn't.

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