Via Steve Wellinski– friend of the site, and my colleague in Teacher Education who is the point person on the fight against the EAA– comes this from the eclectablog, “Now that Agilix’s BUZZ software has been fully beta-tested by Detroit student guinea pigs, it’s time to cash in!” A quote:
As I reported over a year ago, the Education Achievement Authority – Gov. Rick Snyder’s failed education experiment on Detroit children – was used as a testing ground for software that endeavors to teach children using computers with little teacher interaction. The colossal failure of this software called BUZZ has been well-documented here on this site.
Check out that article and follow those links for more details. I’m all for using technology to help teachers teach better, though the idea of using computers to replace teachers is a pretty crappy idea. Further, it seems really strange to me that this company is pointing to the clearly failing EAA as a “case study” to promote this software. I’m not marketing expert, but don’t you want to point to “success stories” to sell a product like this?