Tag Archives: OECD

New pandemic edtech power networks

Ben Williamson Mass closures of schools and universities plus rapid switches to remote online teaching and learning around the world have empowered technology vendors and promoters to position themselves as frontline emergency response providers during the current coronavirus outbreak. In … Continue reading

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Psychodata

Ben Williamson ‘Social and emotional learning’ (SEL) has become one of the most active topics in education policy and practice over the last few years. At an international scale, the OECD is about to run its new Study on Social … Continue reading

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Education for the robot economy

Ben Williamson Robotization is driving coding and emotional skills development in education. Image by Saundra Castaneda Automation, coding, data and emotions are the new keywords of contemporary education in an emerging ‘robot economy’. Critical research on education technology and education … Continue reading

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Learning from psychographic personality profiling

Ben Williamson Contemporary education policy and practice is increasingly influenced by developments in data analytics. The big data analytics story of the year so far concerns the alleged ‘psychographic’ profiling techniques of data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and its use … Continue reading

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PISA for personality testing – the OECD and the psychometric science of social-emotional skills

Ben Williamson The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published details of its new Study on Social and Emotional Skills (SSES). While the OECD has been administering international large-scale assessments on ‘cognitive skills’ and ‘competencies’ with both children … Continue reading

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