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The Ed-Tech Industry Network

A Hack Education Project

There’s a story published in Techcrunch back in 2013 that I think about all the time. The headline: “Aardvark Co-Founder Max Ventilla Departs Google To Read A Lot Of Books On Education.” The story announces Ventilla’s job change and speculates about his plans based on a photo his wife posted...

A version of this article is cross-posted to Hack Education In early June, I gave a keynote at the OEB MidSummit on the history of "personalization.“ I only had 20 minutes, so it’s a partial history at best. But as ”personalized learning" has become one of the most prominent buzzwords...

As I start to pull together my research on the networks that are driving education technology narratives, I wanted to gather the think tanks whose research and advocacy helps shapes these (policy) discussions. I also wanted to list the foundations that are actively funding programs and products – and similarly...

I’ve created a timeline for “The History of Pearson” as part of my larger research into the political and financial networks that shape education technology. I’ve been meaning for quite some time to write an article about how a construction company founded in Yorkshire in 1844 could go on to...

I’m waiting for Tressie McMillan Cottom’s analysis of the (rather shocking) news today that Purdue University is buying Kaplan University (and supposedly turning it into a public university-of-sorts) before I say too much. (I’m thinking this has a lot to do with “skills,” “the employability narrative,” privatization, and prestige –...