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Audrey Watters

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Teaching Machines I’m getting closer to being done, although travel over the next few weeks – a trip to Santa Barbara and a trip to Portland – are going to slow progress a little. I finished chapters 5, 6, and 7 this week. I’m working on the conclusion now (sort...

Teaching Machines This week didn’t feel as amazing as last week, although I am still hammering out a complete chapter every 4 days. Part of my current frustration involves turning a section that doesn’t have a strong narrative into one. Working I had a conversation early in the week with...

Teaching Machines I’m back at it, and hopefully by the end of the day I will have the draft half-finished. Kin read what I’ve written so far and had nice things to say. (Yes, I realize he’s my partner and it’s his job to say nice things to me. But...

I am cited in an article by Navneet Alang in University Affairs on "The Lure of Learning Analytics." For many years now, Audrey Watters, an education writer and independent scholar based in the U.S., has been a vocal critic of education technology on her site Hack Education. Calling herself "ed-tech's...

Visiting My niece and nephew were visiting this week, so I did a lot of Seattle sight-seeing. We went to the Space Needle and the Chihuly Glass Gardens. We went to Pike Place Market. We saw the Mariners lose to the Indians. We went to the aquarium. We went whale...

Teaching Machines I made a ton of progress this week, finalizing 3 of the chapters for my draft. Visiting My niece and nephew are here for the week, so I probably won’t get much book-writing done. But we’re doing a fair amount of Seattle-sightseeing, which will be good as I’m...

Teaching Machines 1 April came and went, and the draft is not done. I’ve requested an extension. I reckon I lost about two month’s of work with moving, so I’ll have the manuscript done by the end of May. I’ve set up a pretty strict writing schedule for the remaining...

Teaching Machines Well, it’s 31 March, and the draft of Teaching Machines isn’t complete. I’m trying not to freak out – I mean, we’re finally settled here in Seattle, and there’s no excuse to not focus on the writing. So hopefully I can finish it up quickly. Other Writing I...

Teaching Machines It’s fine dot gif Other Writing HEWN, No. 310 via substack.com Working I ran a bunch of errands this week: I got my library card. I had a bra fitting (for the first time in my life, and holy shit, I have been wearing the wrong bra size)....

Teaching Machines I’m getting back into the swing of things – slowly. That April 1 deadline is looming. Other Writing HEWN, No. 309 via substack.com Working I attended a virtual meeting about privacy, technology, and higher ed (and it was great to see so many faces of folks I miss...