Justin Reich has reviewed Teaching Machines in the History of Education Quarterly (and said some very nice things about me and about the book): Teaching Machines arrives in a world where the pandemic has made education 148 technology seem simultaneously more essential and more fallible. Distance learning, 149 as millions...
I chatted with the folks at the Eclipsed podcast about teaching machines - the tech, the book - and the episode is available for a listen here.
Joshua Kim has reviewed Teaching Machines in his column on Inside Higher Ed: In Teaching Machines, Watters has provided a sturdy historical foundation for her long-running (and highly influential) skepticism of the efficacy of most educational technologies. Teaching Machines is a book, and Watters is a scholar, that both deserve...
Audrey Watters is a prophet. Prophets aren’t fortune tellers, however. The main business of prophets, even in the Bible, isn’t the future. It’s the present. Better to say: it’s the set of possible futures that are liable to follow from crucial choices made in the present. Israel’s prophets brought a...
I talked with Daniel Barwick on The Mortarboard podcast about Teaching Machines, the history and the future of ed-tech, etc etc.
A huge thank you to Charles Logan, Autumm Caines, and Dan Krutka for creating a reading guide for Teaching Machines. Charles Logan has written a blog post, explaining the project, which includes an inquiry design model lesson plan.
I talked with EDUCAUSE's president John O'Brien about Teaching Machines (and stuff) as part of his "Community Conversations" series. You can watch the video here.
Bonni Stachowiak had me as a guest on her terrific podcast, Teaching in Higher Ed, where we talked about behaviorism, dog training, and of course, Teaching Machines. Have a listen here. If we have a better understanding of the history of educational technology, there is hope.
I had a great conversation with Jon Moscow and Pat Sterner for the Ethical Schools podcast: "From Skinner to computer-based education: Can machines teach?"
Teaching Machines was among the books featured on the MIT Press blog as "the buzzest" books of the year.