The Stanford Expropriation Effect [...]

Anything that can be labeled or marketed as an ed-tech "innovation" will be claimed by or linked to Stanford, even if that claim is 1) tenuous, 2) partial, or 3) historically inaccurate.

Examples: MOOCs, computer-assisted instruction, the Open Syllabus Project

Programming the Child [...]

Seymour Papert in Mindstorms:

In many schools today, the phrase "computer-aided instruction" means making the computer teach the child. One might say the computer is being used to program the child. In my vision, the child programs the computer and, in doing so, both acquires a sense of mastery over a piece of the most modern and powerful technology and establishes an intimate contact with some of the deepest ideas from science, from mathematics, and from the art of intellectual model building.