Liked ‘Luddite Sensibilities’ and the Future of Education (Hack Education)

A Luddite pedagogy is a pedagogy of subversion and transgression. It is a pedagogy of disobedience and dismantling. It is a pedagogy of refusal and of care. It is — with a nod to Jesse’s opening keynote — against models and against frameworks (quite literally, Luddites smash frames). It is wildly undisciplined.

Bookmarked The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018) by Audrey Watters (Hack Education)

This is the ninth year that I’ve reviewed the stories we’re being told about education technology. Typically, this has been a ten (or more) part series. But I just can’t do it any more. Some people think it’s hilarious that I’m ed-tech’s Cassandra, but it’s not funny at all. It’s depressing, and it’s painful. And no one listens.

Audrey summaries the stories that we were told about technology in 2018. She touches on the #MeToo, the revolt by US public school teachers, increase of hate speech, the spread of misinformation by technology giants and the rise in school security. Watters also highlights the fact that many of these stories are far from new.
Replied to (The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News (Hack Education)

Each week for the past eight or so years, I have gathered a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this has fed the series of articles I have written each December, analyzing the stories we have been told about the future of education. This is the last Hack Education Weekly News of the year because next week I am publishing a very abbreviated review of 2018, and I won’t need to study in detail what happens each week anymore. I won’t write the series in 2019 either, so this is the very last Hack Education Weekly News. It’s time to make some changes to Hack Education and more importantly to my life.

I can not even begin to imagine how much time has been spent collating these newsletters over the years. I have tried to keep up with Google and that was hard enough.