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Audrey Watters

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From IEEE Spectrum: Zume, the robotic pizza maker, is now valued at more than US $2 billion, thanks to its latest round of investment. According to The Wall Street Journal, this latest infusion of funds – $375 million –came entirely from SoftBank; and the Japanese conglomerate apparently has another $375...

Hack Education Hack Education Weekly News Teaching Machines I’ve been doing a lot of organizational work on the book this week – adding all the notes and photos from my trip to ETS to Scrivener, making sure all the books and articles I’ve read (or that I plan to read)...

I fear I’m becoming David Sedaris. No, no. I’m not worried that I’m poised to become a great American humorist. Rather, I’m worried I’m becoming a little obsessed about the number of miles I walk each day. When Kin and I moved back to Hermosa Beach, I started getting up...

Hack Education Hack Education Weekly News Teaching Machines I spent Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at ETS in Princeton, New Jersey, going through the papers of Ben D. Wood. Here are my thoughts from Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 Other Writing HEWN, No. 291 via substack.com What to Do...

I’m cited in Ben Herold’s story this week in Education Week that asks “Are Companies Overselling Personalized Learning?” (I also provided some newspaper images from the 1960s to show that this overselling has a history of its own.

I suppose I’ve seen this coming for a while now – but an online service I have for 13 nows year seems to finally be pushing me away for good. Flickr, acquired then abandoned by Yahoo, has new owners now, who are ending the free service as we know it....

Hack Education Hack Education Weekly News Teaching Machines I’ve been working on a timeline for the book – plotting all the major dates (patents, publications, legal contracts, professorships, publicity, etc) so that I can start figuring out how the whole “narrative arc” thing is going to go Other Writing HEWN,...

Hack Education Hack Education Weekly News Teaching Machines Personalization by Paper and Non-Mechanical Teaching Machines on teachingmachin.es Other Writing HEWN, No. 289 via substack.com The Groceries on audreywatters.com In the News: The Pulse Podcast on audreywatters.com Working I talked to Ben Herold briefly about a story on personalized learning I...

I was a guest on this month's The Pulse podcast, talking about the Horizon Report (ugh), high ed as job training, and more. Thanks to host Rodney Murray for inviting me to be on the show.

I’ve been thinking about food a lot lately. Well, that’s not true. I have always thought a lot about food. I spend a great deal of time each day imagining what I am going to eat next. Getting to choose what I eat each day is one of the very...