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Who Will Prosper in the New World

By TYLER COWEN August 31, 2013, 2:05 pm NYTimes elf-driving vehicles threaten to send truck drivers to the unemployment office. Computer programs can now write journalistic accounts of sporting events and stock price movements. There are even computers that can grade essay exams with reasonable accuracy, which could revolutionize my own job, teaching. Increasingly, machines […]

How Technology Wrecks the Middle Class

By DAVID H. AUTOR AND DAVID DORN August 24, 2013, 2:35 pm NYTimes In the four years since the Great Recession officially ended, the productivity of American workers — those lucky enough to have jobs — has risen smartly. But the United States still has two million fewer jobs than before the downturn, the unemployment […]

Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like?

Published on Jun 20, 2013 Andrew McAfee TED Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs — or at least the kinds of jobs we know now. In this far-seeing talk, he thinks through what future jobs might look like, and how to educate coming generations to hold them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXQrbxD9_Ng&feature=youtube_gdata  

Education technology Catching on at last

Jun 29th 2013 | CHICAGO AND NEW YORK | The Economist IN A small school on the South Side of Chicago, 40 children between the ages of five and six sit quietly learning in a classroom. In front of each of them is a computer running software called Reading Eggs. Some are reading a short […]

Keeping Your Data Private Denies You Access to the Latest Tech

BY RYAN TATE06.24.136:30 AM Wired t’s fun to think the recent federal snooping scandals will usher in a new era of mass counterintelligence: Ordinary Joes scrambling their emails, securing their phone lines, obscuring their web surfing, and generally encrypting everything. And indeed, some small security startups say their business is booming. But, honestly, do you […]


Michael Huesemann & Joyce Huesemann May 2013 Utne Reader Techno-Fix (New Society Publishers, 2011) shows that negative unintended consequences of technology are inherently predictable and unavoidable, techno-optimism is completely unjustified, and modern technology, in the presence of continued economic growth, does not promote sustainability, but hastens collapse. The co-authors demonstrate that most technological solutions to […]

6 Technology Challenges Facing Education

By David Nagel 06/04/13 the Jpurnal Despite increasingly widespread adoption of technologies in virtually every aspect of K-12 education, significant challenges are preventing widespread effective implementation. According to researchers, though some of those challenges are systemic and some related to the technologies themselves, teachers and education leaders share in the blame as well. “The NMC […]

Youth believes education in technology is key to success

Tuesday 4 June 2013 | 14:28 CET | News Telecompaper The vast majority of today’s 18-30 year-olds (members of the so-called ‘Millennial generation’) are true believers in all that technology has to offer, according to a Telefonica – Financial Times survey. The report shows that more than 80 percent believe technology has made it easier […]

Technology and Education: A Match Made in Heaven?

Posted: 31/05/2013 17:45 HuffPost Students Alex Dyer The Blog The education industry has not yet caught up with the daily and continuous changes in technology. Technology has changed and continues to change the way we socialise, work, research, interact and learn. Classroom based learning on the other hand, still incorporates note taking from white boards, […]

Obamacare’s Other Surprise

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN Published: May 25, 2013 NYTimes LISTENING to the debate about President Obama’s health care plan, some critics argue that Obamacare is going to need Obamacare — because it’s going to be a “train wreck.” Obama officials insist they’re wrong. We’ll just have to wait and see whether the Affordable Care Act, […]