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Audrey Watters

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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...

This was a bad week for reasons I don’t particularly feel like detailing here. And it wasn’t just one bad thing. Or even two bad things. It was a whole series of pretty awful things – a handful of disappointments, some ongoing sagas, and at least one major crisis. Writing...

Writing HEWN, No. 316 via substack.com Working I was cited in a story about whether or not ed-tech “really works” Reading I finished reading Democracy May Not Exist… But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone and How to Do Nothing. I bought a couple of novels to read next. Of...

I was interviewed for a story in Built In about whether ed-tech "works" and whether it does more harm than good. In your ideal classroom, what role would technology play—if any? I think this is the wrong question. When we talk about technology, we often just focus on specific objects...

Teaching Machines This week was mostly about doing additional reading and research in order to fill in some of the gaps in my narrative and analysis. Other Writing HEWN, No. 315 via substack.com Reading and Viewing We finally watched the last Avengers movie I’m still listening to The Age of...