Audrey Watters

is creating Education Technology Criticism
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About Audrey Watters

By pledging here, you’ll be supporting my work as an independent and critical voice about education technology.

Although I have freelanced across the web (in The Baffler, The Atlantic, Inside Higher Ed, KQED’s Mindshift, and elsewhere), my best work appears on my site Hack Education. I’ve run the site by myself for almost ten years now, refusing ads, sponsorships, and investment (and by extension refusing to re-write industry press releases or compose click-bait).

In a world where most of the mainstream publications that write about education technology parrot ridiculous claims about disruption and personalization and ed-tech revolutions, my voice is fairly unique. It is sometimes bitingly critical. I say the things that others don’t — whether it’s a matter of daring or caring, you decide.

I’d like to remain an independent voice, one that ed-tech so desperately needs right now.

I’ve had a “support” button Hack Education for a while now, asking for the ed-tech community to make donations to support my work. And for the last year or so, I have subsidized the writing I do on Hack Education through public speaking and by freelancing elsewhere. But this has been a distraction from my main goal: to consistently write the sharpest and smartest analysis of education technology out there.

Please help support me in that effort.
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If I can earn $1000 a month, I will be able to cut back on the public speaking and focus on my writing. I know, I know. I do write and publish my public talks. But I'd like to finish a book, which never seems to happen when I'm working on keynotes and not chapters.
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