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Audrey Watters

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Teaching Machines It’s the final push now to finish up this draft. Just need to completely rewrite the conclusion. Wheee. Other Writing HEWN, No. 325 via substack.com Working I met with Margaret O’Mara this week. And I got a flu shot. Traveling This past week: Nope. Upcoming week: Vancouver, BC....

Teaching Machines Revisions continue. Other Writing HEWN, No. 324 via substack.com Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (A Review of Shoshana Zuboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism) in Boundary2 Visiting The big activity this week, I reckon, was my son had major surgery on Wednesday. He’s staying with...

Teaching Machines I’ve got an October 15 deadline to finalize this particular revision of the manuscript, and I think I’m on track. This week was spent revising the final chapter – the final chapter before the conclusion, that is – which covers Skinner’s (and teaching machines’) fall from grace. Other...

Teaching Machines Revisions and Readers’ Expectations on teachingmachin.es Other Writing HEWN, No. 322 via substack.com Reading and Viewing and Listening On Saturday night, Kin and I saw Flogging Molly and Social Distortion. It’s been almost 15 years since I saw the latter – it was Anthony’s last concert and friends...

Teaching Machines The revisions went a little more slowly this week, as I spent a chunk of time down in San Francisco, a city which has become so much like New York – that is, nowhere to sit in a coffee shop and work. I also set up a Facebook...

Teaching Machines I’m still working on revisions to my manuscript. I need to blog about what I’m thinking through and what I’m struggling with. I did make some progress this week on fixing the introduction and one of the chapters that the folks who’ve read the draft so far struggled...

Good god, it’s September already?! Hack Education “Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” Other Writing HEWN, No. 319 via substack.com “Luck’s End” on audreywatters.com Icon credits: The Noun Project

I haven’t watched football in over two years now. I gave it up to stand in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. I gave it up because I couldn’t stomach watching men slowly kill themselves on the field for my Saturday and Sunday viewing pleasure. I gave it up because college football...

I turned 48 this week. I really need to start thinking about all the things I simply must accomplish before 50. Right? Teaching Machines I talked to my editor at MIT Press this week. I have a clear idea of what needs to change in the manuscript and a deadline...

I was interviewed by Education Week's Ben Herold about my thoughts on Google's new anti-plagiarism tool. Needless to say, I think the idea is terrible and exploitative and pretty much the opposite of good pedagogy. But it's Google. So folks will use it, and students will suffer. "We should be...