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

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

This talk was presented at Coventry University

Audrey Watters

April 03, 2017
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  1. The “Top Ed-Tech
    Trends” (Aren’t “Tech”)
    Audrey Watters
    The University of Coventry — April 2017

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  2. The best way to predict the future is to issue a press release

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  3. The Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2010
    • US Politics
    • Online Learning
    • Mobile Learning
    • Social Learning, Social Networks
    • Investment in Education Technology

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  4. The Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2011
    • The iPad
    • Social Media: Adoption and Crackdown
    • Text-Messaging
    • Data (Which Still Mostly Means “Standardized Testing”)
    • The Digital Library
    • Khan Academy
    • STEM Education’s “Sputnik Moment”
    • “The Higher Education Bubble”
    • “Open”
    • The Business of Ed-Tech

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  5. The Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012
    • The Business of Ed-Tech
    • The Maker Movement
    • Learning to Code
    • The Flipped Classroom
    • MOOCs
    • The Battle to Open Textbooks
    • Education Data and Learning Analytics
    • The Platforming of Education
    • Automation and Artificial Intelligence
    • The Politics of Ed-Tech

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  6. The Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2013
    • “Zombie Ideas”
    • The Politics of Education / Technology
    • Standards
    • MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs
    • Coding and “Making”
    • Hardware
    • Data vs Privacy
    • The Battle for “Open”
    • What Counts “For Credit”
    • The Business of Ed-Tech

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  7. The Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2014
    • Buzzwords
    • The Business of Ed-Tech
    • School and “Skills”
    • MOOCs, Outsourcing, and Online Education
    • Competencies and Certificates
    • The Common Core State Standards
    • Data and Privacy
    • The Indie Web
    • Social Justice
    • #Fail

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  8. The Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2015
    • The Politics of Education Technology
    • Standardized Testing
    • “The Employability Narrative”
    • Credits and Credentialing
    • The Collapse of For-Profit Higher Education (Or Not)
    • Beyond the MOOC
    • The Compulsion for Data
    • Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech
    • Indie Ed-Tech
    • The Business of Ed-Tech

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  9. The Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2016
    • Wishful Thinking
    • The Politics of Education Technology
    • The Business of Education Technology
    • “Free” and “Open”
    • For-Profit Higher Education
    • The “New Economy”
    • Credentialing
    • Data Insecurity
    • The Ideology of Personalization
    • Inequality

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  10. “Technology is a system. It entails far more than its individual
    material components” — Ursula Franklin

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  11. “The Silicon Valley narrative”

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  12. California as “the dream factory”

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  13. Technology is never neutral; technology is necessarily ideological

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  14. “Embedded in every tool is an ideological bias” — Neil Postman

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  15. Education technologies are “ideologically-freighted”

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  16. Education technology platforms

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  17. The “platforming” of education by technology (and its ideologies)

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  18. “The full stack approach to education” — control, ownership

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  19. “Platforms are, in a sense, capitalism distilled to its essence” —
    John Herrman

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