Author Archives: Michael Feldstein

About Michael Feldstein

Michael Feldstein is co-Publisher of e-Literate, co-Producer of e-Literate TV, and Partner in MindWires Consulting. For more information, see his profile page.

Empowering Students in Open Research

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1052) Phil and I will be writing a twice-monthly column for the Chronicle’s new Re:Learning section. In my inaugural column, “Muy Loco Parentis,” I write about how schools make data privacy decisions on behalf of the … Continue reading

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Blackboard Did What It Said It Would Do. Eventually.

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1052) Today we have a prime example of how Blackboard has been failing by not succeeding fast enough. The company issued a press release announcing “availability of new SaaS offerings.” After last year’s BbWorld, I wrote a … Continue reading

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Patents Rethought: Khan Academy Did the Right Thing

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1052) To recap what’s happened so far: Audrey Watters called our attention to a patent filing by Khan Academy. I expressed my concerns about the continuing patent problem that we have in educational technology. Carl Straumsheim … Continue reading

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Ed Tech Patent Update: The Innovator’s Agreement

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1052) Carl Straumsheim has a good piece out on the Khan Academy patent Inside Higher Ed today. Much of it is a primer on the uses and limitations of defensive patents, but there is a piece … Continue reading

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Solving the Ed Tech Patent Problem

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1052) You may have heard that Khan Academy has filed for several patents. Audrey Watters has written a really strong piece providing the details of the filings in the context of the history of ed tech … Continue reading

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