Given the near universal agreement across a wide range of educators that personalization has tremendous potential for education, I've started thinking more about the threat posed by personalization.

When it comes to using educational technology in the classroom, it seems like every school is doing it, has done it already, or has plans to do it in the near future.

With the recent unveiling of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard's digital learning platform, EdX, the exclusivity of the MIT and Harvard undergraduate education is allegedly crumbling.

Facing History is hiring a Program Associate for Online Community and Educator Support, a person who will work very closely with me in the years ahead.

Tomorrow, the University of Virginia's Board of Visitors will meet for the unenviable task of evaluating whether or not they made a colossal mistake.

"Personalization" is the buzzword of ISTE 2012: in the years ahead, that word will be the frontline of the battleground between educationists with competing visions of the future of learning.

I'm very pleased to announce the very first MTT2K Prize for the best video commentary on a Khan Academy video!

I'm adding a new plank to my KA platform: no teacher or administrator should use or support the use of Khan Academy videos without watching the first episode of Mystery Teacher Theater 2000 or MTT2K.

I'm doing one of my favorite tasks today: I'm running a Flipped Classroom workshop today at Shrewsbury High School. I love working with teachers about the Flipped Classroom, because it has a fabulous balance of pedagogy and technology. Specifically, it's a little bit about some very easy screencasting technology, and the majority of our time is spent thinking about goals, pedagogy and learning.

Several weeks ago, I was in a meeting at Berkman with Howard Rheingold who recommended Ivan Illich's Deschooling Society, a remarkably prescient book from 1971 which predicts the rise of technology driven "Learning Webs". These Learning Webs are computer-mediated networks where learners identify their needs, find appropriate peers and mentors to advance their skills, and pursue their own individually-crafted education experience. What Neil Stephenson's Snow Crash did for immersive virtual worlds, Deschooling Society does for education: craft a compelling vision of a near future that we can watch come to pass around us.

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