Here's a list of some of the books I'm reading at the moment.
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Share and share alike?
• What’s yours is mine: a critique of the so-called "sharing economy" – it's not all peace, love and happiness, man. This doesn't sound like it has much to do with technology, but it does. Companies like Airbnb and Uber rely on digital technology to put buyers and sellers in touch with each other.
This book is about the dangers of unintended consequences -- for those using such services, those supplying them, and the wider community. A fascinating read, which I'll be reporting on in a forthcoming issue of my newsletter, Digital Education.
• The Content Code* is why your online stuff doesn't get shared as much as you'd like – and what you can do about it. I've read it once, and now I'm going through it again, so I can review it. I intend to review it first in the Reviews for Writers newsletter, and then on the Writers' Know-how blog.
Teaching through the ages
• Essays on Teaching* is a fascinating collection of readings about education spanning the years 380 BC to 2011. Surprisingly, a lot of concerns haven't changed much over the centuries. Hmm, maybe not really surprising at all. Anyway, I've already reviewed that book, here: Essays on Teaching. It's not about ed tech, but definitely worth reading despite that.
You'd think that was enough to be getting on with, but I'm also reading a few other books too. More of them in Digital Education.
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