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Teaching Machines

A Hack Education Project

The spring semester at Columbia School of Journalism starts this week, and I’m enrolled in Sam Freedman’s fabled “Book Writing” class. Although my Spencer Fellowship proposal didn’t involve writing a book, I plan to focus on getting a solid proposal and chapter done on Teaching Machines. (Don’t worry. I am...

I’ve made some changes to this site, most obviously updating the header image. Thanks to Bryan Mathers. (Why a pigeon?) Those who look closely will also note that I have also changed the copyright information. No longer is there a Creative Commons license on Hack Education material. This really doesn’t...

I’ve created a timeline for “The History of Teaching Machines” as part of my research for my book Teaching Machines. (To be perfectly honest, I made this timeline in order to procrastinate revisiting my draft.) Like “The History of Pearson” timeline I recently created, I’ve used timeline.js to build this...

For a couple of years now, as I have researched this book, I have written a series of stories that uncover some of the history – lost, forgotten, ignored, dismissed – about teaching machines. I'm procrastinating working on the book right now by refreshing the website. But here's a list...

I have added a script to my websites today that will block annotations – namely those from Genius and those from Hypothes.is. I have been meaning to do this for a while now, so it’s mostly a project that comes as I procrastinate doing something else rather than one that...

Another year has (almost) passed and I’ve made no progress (once again) on Teaching Machines. But I have made progress in resolving a number of personal crises – or so I hope. And I’m getting better at finding ways to support myself financially. That is, I’ve finally realized that I...

Adding a blog here where I'll post updates as I work to finish Teaching Machines in 2016. Really, I'm going to finish it in 2016. I promise.