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Audrey Watters

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Hack Education Hack Education Weekly News Machine Teaching, Machine Learning, and the History of the Future of Public Education B. F. Skinner: The Most Important Theorist of the 21st Century Teaching Machines I booked my flight to NJ/NYC for my visit to the ETS archives (as well as to the...

Hack Education Hack Education Weekly News Teaching Machines Although I still have one trip to an archives planned this fall, and I’m still reading a bunch of books that the programmed instruction penned in the 1960s, I think I have almost neared the end of the “research” portion of Teaching...

I’ve been steeling myself all week for the articles that will be published on Friday, noting the twentieth anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard. I knew Matt, although he was much younger than me. We grew up in the same church, where I remember watching him and his brother...

I got my flu shot today. It’s only the second time I’ve got one. I did last year because I was taking classes at Columbia, and as teachers know, students are pretty damn germ-y. I was worried that I’d pick something up at school and bring it home to Kin,...

Hack Education Hack Education Weekly News Why History Matters Teaching Machines Marketing “Personalized Learning” on teachingmachin.es Other Writing HEWN, No. 286 via substack.com The Business of Ed-Tech: September 2018 Funding Data on funding.hackeducation.com Working End-of-the-month projects included deleting old data (from Facebook) and backing up all my projects I calculated...

Hack Education Hack Education Weekly News Writing Here and Elsewhere HEWN, No. 285 via substack.com In the News: My Beef with Bezos on audreywatters.com Teaching Machines Why History Matters: The Case of the ‘Learning Engineer’ on teachingmachin.es – some of this will go into my talk next week; some of...

I’ve been cited in several stories about Jeff Bezos’ plans to develop a chain of Montessori-inspired preschools as his first big foray into educational philanthropy: “What’s Motivating Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Early-Childhood Ed. Approach?” in Education Week “Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Ambitious Pre-K Move Sparks Wary Reactions” also in Education...

Hack Education Hack Education Weekly News Writing Here and Elsewhere HEWN, No. 284 via substack.com On the Syllabus, as a Meme on audreywatters.com What’s Cooking on audreywatters.com Damned Spam on audreywatters.com Teaching Machines Research. The usual… (Actually, not really “the usual” – I am on the cusp of a big...

I’ve been baking a bit this week – not sure what’s gotten into me. And I wanted to jot down the recipes so I have them on hand (in case something happens to the sites where I found them, if nothing else. I did just buy some index cards, so...

I try to make a note of when I am “in the news,” linking to media mentions of me, my work. But I don’t often write about when I am “on the syllabus,” which is probably something I enjoy even more. I learned about my work being assigned and wrestled...