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SoapBox Labs gives voice to the obstacles, opportunities of remote learning

For several years, the emergence of voice recognition has intrigued many with its potential to transform learning environments. At the same time, skepticism has surfaced. People have struggled to envision the use cases for voice recognition tools. They’ve also observed the challenges of when children speak to Alexa or Siri in their own homes and the frustration that sometimes results when a child just isn’t understood. The...

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‘A failure to thrive’: Closing a college

As COVID-19 has led to the shuttering of physical campuses and many institutions are seeing shrinking enrollments this fall, the prediction that Clay Christensen and I made in 2013 in The New York Times that at least 25% of colleges and universities would close, merge, or declare exigency over the next couple decades has felt even more relevant. Onlookers would be mistaken to assume that Clay and I hoped schools would go under, or that...