Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2016

Posted: December 13, 2016 in Moodle MOOC posts

A disruptive article by Audrey Watters – http://2016trends.hackeducation.com/wishful-thinking.html

«The promise of education technology, like it or not, is mostly wishful thinking. Proponents of ed-tech insist that ed-tech is necessary; that without ed-tech, schools are outmoded and irrelevant; that “the future” demands it. But as I argued in a talk I gave at VCU in November, “the best way to predict the future is to issue a press release.” That is, the steady drumbeat of marketing surrounding the necessity of education technology largely serves to further ideologies of neoliberalism, individualism, late-stage capitalism, outsourcing, surveillance, speed, and commodity fetishism.»

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