Education Article: Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Politics of Ed-Tech

The Education Article: "Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Politics of Ed-Tech" by Audrey Watters is the best look at the politics of educational technology I have read in a while. While Watters' article is long - it is a good read for educators seeking to understand the connection and dependence of education on the political decisions too often ignored.

As Watters states to open her article:

"Education is political — inherently so and despite the protestations from some quarters when what happens in our schools, in our textbooks, in our brains “becomes politicized.” Education is political not simply because of the governmental role — federal, state, local — in school funding and policies. It is political because of the polis — the connections between education and community. Education is political because learning is at once personal (and, of course, “the personal is political”) and social; it is both private and public."

Watters' continues to examine how 2012 witnessed "the (education) technology sector discovering, seizing, wielding its power and influence." I recommend checking out Watters' article to see her conclusions and predictions here ("Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Politics of Ed-Tech").

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