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Ed-Tech Research

A Hack Education Project

I’ve added a new item to my list of research projects: The History of Ed-Tech Companies. This project is part of the larger work I’m doing with my Spencer Fellowship to trace where ed-tech ideas originate and how they spread. It involves looking at the history of companies like Pearson...

I have added a script to my websites today that will block annotations – namely those from Genius and those from Hypothes.is. I have been meaning to do this for a while now, so it’s mostly a project that comes as I procrastinate doing something else rather than one that...

Even though I've sworn to write no more about the blockchain and education, I'm still collecting stories on the topic, in part because the marketing drum continues to be pounded. Maybe I'll write more. Maybe I won't. Some of the responses to my research series have been, um, interesting, particularly...

You can find my latest research on ed-tech funding, which includes an openly-licensed dataset on all ed-tech investments made from 2010 through April 2016, here.

I've published Part Two of my research on the blockchain in education. I'm guessing Edsurge isn't going to link to this one, heh, as I call out the dangerous, anti-democratic ideology of "the Silicon Valley narrative," something that is so neatly packed into the blockchain (and in Edsurge too, for...