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Beyond the MOOC
The Compulsion for Data
Convivial Tools in an Age of Surveillance
Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2014
A Hippocratic Oath for Ed-Tech
Pearson, PARCC, Privacy, Surveillance, & Trust
Doxxing to Defend Student Privacy
Techno Fantasies
Anonymous Messaging Apps on Campus
Learning Networks, Not Teaching Machines
No, Sesame Street Was Not the First MOOC
Challenging MOOCs
Rethinking 'What Counts'
And So, Without Ed-Tech Criticism...
Technology Imperialism, the Californian Ideology, and the Future of Higher Education
Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2015
Credits and Credentialing
The Employability Narrative
Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2015: The Business of Ed-Tech
Ed-Tech Patents: Prior Art and Learning Theories
GitHub for Education, Revisited
Critiquing Khan Academy: Teacher Theater and the Power of Satire
Edmodo's New $25 Million Investment: What It Means for Schools
The Problems with Coursera's Peer Assessments
The New LMS Product: You
The Wrath Against Khan: Why Some Educators Are Questioning Khan Academy
JSTOR Opens Access to Its Early Journal Content (Thanks, Aaron Swartz)
Should Students Use Pseudonyms Online?
Ning Co-Founder Launches Mightybell: Another Educational Tool in the Making?
A Black Eye for Blackboard Over Its Response to Major Security Flaws
Codecademy and the Future of (Not) Learning to Code
Is There an “Education Graph”?
Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2011: The Business of Ed-Tech
A Few Thoughts on “Pay a Blogger Day”
Stanford AI Professor Thrun Leaves University to Start Udacity, an Online Learning Startup
Finding the Right Price for Great Educational Content
Stanford Professors Daphne Koller & Andrew Ng Also Launching a Massive Online Learning Startup
MITx Opens for Enrollment (and Certification - For Now - Is Free)
The Failure of One Laptop Per Child
Edshelf: An Educational App Directory for Teachers
Coursera, the Other Stanford MOOC Startup, Officially Launches with More Poetry Classes, Fewer Robo-Graders
Why Is Mathalicious Raising Money on Kickstarter?
Massive MOOC Dropouts: Are We Really Okay With That?
What Do We Mean By "Open"?
Ed Startup 101, Week 4
Gardner Campbell, J. Alfred Prufrock, & the Ecologies of Yearning
The Obstacles to OER
Why "Is There an Ed-Tech Bubble?" Is the Wrong Question
Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: MOOCs
Why I'm Not Making Ed-Tech Predictions for 2013
Amazon's Plans for OER
Blockchain for Education: A Research Project
'I Love My Label': Resisting the Pre-Packaged Sound in Ed-Tech
Ed-Tech and the Commercialization of School
Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change
'It's Like Amazon, But for Preschool'
A Domain of One's Own in a Post-Ownership Society
Clippy and the History of the Future of Educational Chatbots
Disciplining Education Technology
Peter Thiel and the Future (and Funding) of Education Technology
Attending to the Digital
(This Is Not a Morphology of) The Monsters of Education Technology
Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking
Why History Matters
Rationalizing Those 'Irrational' Fears of inBloom
The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')
Why 'A Domain of One's Own' Matters (For the Future of Knowledge)
The Omidyar Network and the (Neoliberal) Future of Education
The Histories of Personalized Learning
'Personalized Learning' and the Power of the Gates Foundation to Shape Education Policy
Hack Education Weekly News
PLATO and the History of Education Technology (That Wasn't)
"The Audrey Test": Or, What Should Every Techie Know About Education?
Personalization by Paper and Non-Mechanical Teaching Machines
The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology
(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News
The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'
Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Ed-Tech Agitprop
The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)
The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade
HEWN, No. 337
The Dial-a-Drill: Automating the Teacher with Ed-Tech at Home
The History of the Future
Educational Crises and Ed-Tech: A History
'All Watched over by Machines of Loving Grace': Care and the Cybernetic University
The Ed-Tech Imaginary
Building Anti-Surveillance Ed-Tech
Robot Teachers, Racist Algorithms, and Disaster Pedagogy
Ed-Tech and Trauma

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