For decades now, education technology — both hardware and software — has been appeared in schools without much input from teachers or students. But with the rise of consumer Web technologies and the ubiquity of personal computing devices (particularly mobile devices), that’s changing.
Below is a collection of resources to help educators learn more about (education) technology — the industry, its culture, its investors, its politics, and the code that runs all our shiny gadgets and applications.
GSV Advisors, Fall of the Wall: Capital Flows to Education Innovation
Philip Kovacs, The Gates Foundation and the Future of US "Public" Schools
Union Square Ventures, Researching Online Education
What Can We Learn From USV's "Research" into Online Education
Who's Investing in Ed-Tech? Tech Investors and Their Education Portfolios
New Schools Venture Fund, Ed-Tech Map
New Schools Venture Fund, A Closer Look at K-12 Ed-Tech Venture Funding
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Tim Berners-Lee, Weaving the Web
Gabriella Coleman, Coding Freedom: The Aesthetics and the Ethics of Hacking
Eric Raymond, The Cathedral and the Bazaar
Richard Stallman, Free Software, Free Society