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Audrey Watters

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Hack Education Hack Education Weekly News – the second-to-last one ever! Teaching Machines I am very excited with the prospect of having a research assistant, thanks to the help of Amy Collier, who’s put me in touch with Middlebury graduate student Noraya Razzaque, who’ll help me get stuff out of...

On Saturday, I deleted the Twitter and Facebook apps, along with Facebook messenger and the app I use for RSS feeds, off my phone. I logged out of Twitter and Facebook on the browser on my laptop. I deleted the Slack and Facebook apps from my iPad. I clicked on...

Hack Education Hack Education Weekly News Teaching Machines I didn’t write anything on the Teaching Machines’ blog this week, I now realize. Ooops. I am still going through the photos and notes I took at ETS. I’m also reading a bunch of books and articles about programmed instruction and trying...

As of December 1, I will (mostly) turn off social media until the draft of my book is done. I won’t be on Facebook – that dumpster fire is pretty easy to walk away from. I won’t check Twitter regularly – a bit harder to do, I confess (even though...

Hack Education Hack Education Weekly News Teaching Machines (Still) Searching for Norman A. Crowder on teachingmachin.es Networks versus Individuals and the People’s History of Computing on teachingmachin.es I spent a bit of time (still) adding metadata to the notes and photos I took at ETS – I really need to...

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.