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Curriculum Vitae

Audrey Watters

Professional Experience

Freelance Writer, Spring 2010 - present

Writer, Second Breakfast, Summer 2023 - present

Writer, Hack Education, Spring 2010 - Spring 2022


ABD, Comparative Literature, University of Oregon, 2001 - 2007

MA, Folklore
, University of Oregon, 2000

BS, Social Sciences, University of Wyoming, 1996

The Johns Hopkins University, 1990 - 1992

IB, St. Clares, 1990

Awards and Other Activities

Spencer Education Journalism Fellow, Columbia University, 2017 - 2018

Advisory Board Member, Digital Pedagogy Lab, 2017 - present

"Tech Innovators 2015," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2015

Recipient, Shuttleworth Foundation Flash Grant, 2014


Teaching Machines: The History of Personalized Learning. MIT Press, 2021

The Monsters of Education Technology 4. Tech Gypsies Publishing, 2017

The Curse of the Monsters of Education Technology. Tech Gypsies Publishing, 2016

The Revenge of the Monsters of Education Technology. Tech Gypsies Publishing, 2015

Claim Your Domain -- And Own Your Online Presence. Solution Tree, 2015

The Monsters of Education Technology. Tech Gypsies Publishing, 2014

Selected Publications

"Fables of School Reform." The Baffler, January 2019

"The History of the Future of High School." Vice, October 2018

Foreword. The Urgency of Teachers. Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel. Hybrid Pedagogy, Inc., 2018

"Coding Bootcamps and the New For-Profit Higher Ed." Boundary2, December 2015

"The Web We Need to Give Students." Bright, July 2015

"Is It Time to Give Up on Computers in Schools?" Hybrid Pedagogy, June 2015

Selected Keynotes and Invited Talks

"Ed-Tech Agitprop." OEB, November 2019

"'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell about Robots Raising Children." NMC, June 2017

"Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education." University of Edinburgh, March 2017

"The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release." Virginia Commonwealth University, November 2016

"Re·Con·Figures: The Pigeons of Ed-tech." Designs on eLearning, September 2016

"Ed-Tech's Monsters." ALT-C, September 2014

updated December 2023