Episode 142: Teaching Machines & EdTech with Audrey Watters

In episode 142, Dan, Michael, and Dan’s doctoral students chat with Audrey Watters about problems with edtech, HACK Education, and her forthcoming book, “Teaching Machines.”

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Episode 142

Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. You can find the text for Audrey’s story about dial-a-drill on her site here: http://hackeducation.com/2020/04/16/dial-a-drill
  2. You can find Audrey’s blog posts, work, sign up for her newsletter at hackeducation.com.
  3. You can find her elsewhere online at audreywatters.com.
  4. You can find Audrey’s several open access books at books.audreywatters.com and find out more about her forthcoming book, Teaching Machines, at teachingmachin.es.


Audrey Watters is a writer and independent scholar who focuses on education technology – its politics and its pedagogical implications. Although she was two chapters into her Comparative Literature dissertation, she decided to abandon academia, and she now happily fulfills the one job recommended to her by a junior high aptitude test: freelance writer. She has written for The Baffler, The Atlantic, Vice, Edutopia, Hybrid Pedagogy, Inside Higher Ed, The School Library Journal, and elsewhere across the Web, but she is best known for her work on her own website Hack Education. Audrey has given keynotes and presentations on education technology around the world and is the author of several books, including The Monsters of Education Technology, The Revenge of the Monsters of Education Technology, The Curse of the Monsters of Education Technology, The Monsters of Education Technology 4, and Claim Your Domain. She is currently at work on her next book, Teaching Machines, which will be published by MIT Press. Audrey was a recipient of the Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship at Columbia University for the 2017–2018 academic year.


We would like to thank Zack Seitz of Wylie High School (TX) and the University of North Texas for his editing skills.

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