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Oppose the educational technology algorithims and technosolutions?

Essay by Audrey Watters on schools and the technology industry ... basically f**k the algorithm.

"Robot Teachers, Racist Algorithms, and Disaster Pedagogy: I have volunteered to be a guest speaker in classes this Fall. It's really the least I can do to help teachers and students through another tough term. I spoke tonight in Dorothy Kim's class "Race Before Race: Premodern Critical Race Studies." Here's a bit of what I said..."

"Technology companies offer their products as the solution, and technology advocates promote the narrative of techno-solutionism. ... TurnItIn was acquired by the media conglomerate Advance Publications last year for $1.75 billion. ... what's so valuable about TurnItIn? ... The company works both ends of the plagiarism market."

TurnitIn checks essays at submission for plagiarism for schools and universities but can also inform essay farms to deliver services to students wanting to cheat.




Source: hackeducation.com

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