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The scramble for Edtech — just another data mining operation?

Many teachers have resisted calls for increased Edtech, and warned others of the increased workload and disintermediation of human relationships. They warn about the siren call of tech to solve ultimately budget issues in education, and bemoan the loss of human connection in the learning process.

There are many privacy issues generally, yet when centered around children whose development is being recorded forever, these issues become all the more pertinent. This largely shadow business model constitutes the real boon behind the blossoming interest for Edtech and the potential for data capture.


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