SXSW EDU 2018
“This Will Go Down On Your Personal Record”
The student voice is not well represented in ed-tech. At worst students become data points for analysis. At best they are spoken for without full consideration of their needs as learners. From two different perspectives, that of a director of education at a tech start-up and a faculty member and director of digital learning at a state university, we present a challenge to the ed-tech industry to look more closely at how software platforms and policies can be at odds with student interests.
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- Reconsider campus and federal privacy regulation.
- Consider the pedagogy of active student involvement in choosing and designing technology for classroom use.
- Imagine what the role of the students might be in the future of ed-tech.
Jeremy Dean, Dir of Education, hypothes.is