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Failure to disrupt : why technology alone can't transform education

Author: Justin Reich
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2020. ©2020
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"From MOOCs to autograders to computerized tutors, technologies designed for large-scale learning have never lived up to the hype. Justin Reich once promoted these "transformative" novelties; now he reveals their failures. Successful education reform, he concludes, will focus on incremental institutional change, not the next killer app"--
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Reich, Justin, 1977-
Failure to disrupt.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2020
(DLC) 2020012257
(OCoLC)1145415890
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Reich
ISBN: 9780674249684 0674249682 9780674249660 0674249666
OCLC Number: 1196194730
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 312 pages)
Contents: Introduction: A tinker's guide to learning at scale --
Part I. Three genres of learning at scale: MOOCs and instructor-guided learning --
Algorithm-guided learning: adaptive tutors and computer-assisted instruction --
Peer-guided learning: networked learning communities, aggregators, and syndication --
Testing the genres: learning games --
Part II. Dilemmas in learning at scale: The curse of the familiar --
The edtech Matthew effect --
The trap of routine assessment --
The toxic power of data --
Conclusion: The next robot tutor in the sky.
Responsibility: Justin Reich.
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