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The EdTech Primer
This is the wiki for The EdTech Primer, a project which aims to create a short guide to the latest research in teaching and learning for people creating educational technology. The wiki exists to collect and discuss the articles in the Primer.
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What Every Techie Should Know About Education
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. -- H. L. Mencken
In March 2012, Audrey Watters wrote a blog post titled The Audrey Test: Or, What Should Every Techie Know About Education?, in which she pointed out that most of the people in Silicon Valley who are starting ed-tech companies (or funding them) don't actually know much about teaching and learning. The goal of this project is to fix that by producing a short guide to the core concepts that someone really must be familiar with to take part in a grown-up conversation about education and technology. Putting it another way, someone who has read this guide should have a comprehensive (albeit shallow) knowledge of the educational landscape---there shouldn't be any glaring unknown unknowns in their understanding of the subject.