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The Newsletters

A Hack Education Project

I’ve made some changes to this site, most obviously updating the header image. Thanks to Bryan Mathers. (Why a pigeon?) Those who look closely will also note that I have also changed the copyright information. No longer is there a Creative Commons license on Hack Education material. This really doesn’t...

Here are links to all the Hack Education weekly newsletters (the newsletter known as HEWN) published in 2017: HEWN, No. 195 HEWN, No. 196 HEWN, No. 197 HEWN, No. 198 HEWN, No. 199 HEWN, No. 200 HEWN, No. 201 HEWN, No. 202 HEWN, No. 203 HEWN, No. 204 HEWN, No....

Here are links to all the Hack Education Weekly News articles published in 2017: January 6 January 13 January 19 January 27 February 3 February 10 February 17 February 24 March 3 March 10 March 17 March 24 March 31 April 7 April 14 April 21 April 28 May 5...

I have added a script to my websites today that will block annotations – namely those from Genius and those from Hypothes.is. I have been meaning to do this for a while now, so it’s mostly a project that comes as I procrastinate doing something else rather than one that...

I wanted to make it easier for people to sign up for the various newsletters that I publish. Up until now, the only link I’ve provided on my sites is for the newsletter I send on Saturdays via Tinyletter. I also send newsletters via Mailchimp – these are essentially RSS-to-email...

In addition to writing a weekly round-up of the news, I send out a newsletter that highlights some of the interesting things I’ve read each week. To help me prepare for my end-of-year series “The Top Ed-Tech Trends,” I’m gathering a list of all the newsletters I’ve written in 2015....

Like a lot of folks, I was surprised this week when the tech publication Gigaom abruptly shut its doors. I swore off reading tech blogs a couple of years ago, I confess, because I couldn’t stand the cheery churnalism. But Gigaom was different, offering sharp analysis and not re-written press...

Every week, I take all the essays and articles that I’ve bookmarked and sift through them in order to craft this newsletter. I’m always struck by how many weird and ridiculous claims are made about education and technology, both in the “mainstream” and industry press. (I don’t know why this...

I re-watched the old Star Trek episode “Spock’s Brain” last night, thinking I might write something for my series on the history of education technology. The episode is often derided as the worst of the entire series – I don’t dispute that – but it does highlight how we thought...

“What Happened When The Chronicle Sat Down With Steve Jobs Back in 1998?” writes Jeffrey Young in The Chronicle of Higher Education. (You can listen to the audio of the interview here.) “Some of the best ideas we’ve ever had come from higher ed,” Jobs says. Go figure. There is...