How Google Took Over the Classroom – The New York Times

D'Arcy Norman, D'Arcy Norman Dot Net, May 14, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

"Natasha Singer wrote a piece for the NYTimes on Google in the classroom," writes D'Arcy Norman. "Is it a marketing ploy? (of course it is – there is no such thing as a free lunch, etc…) Google says 'of course it isn’t – we just want kids to learn! It’s about the learning!'" The main point here, though, is that Google is tracking the students' every move, all in the name of 'improving education'. It's hard to believe that this is necessary. And "we can trust Google absolutely and without question, they aren’t applying their established multibillion-dollar-per-year business model here." Can't we?
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