Category Archives: Academics & Academia

The “Academics and Academia” category covers topics related the ways in which colleges and universities function that are relevant to technology-supported education. One key aspect covered here is pedagogy—how people teach—and how technology impacts teaching and learning.

But this category also includes more institutional aspects that are relevant to technology-supported education, such as how campus leadership supports (or doesn’t support) new initiatives, politics and bureaucracy that impact these efforts, and so on.

Finally, “Academics and Academia” covers commercial and non-profit services that provide support for technology-supported education initiatives, such as Online Program Management (OPM) companies.

Recommended Reading: The Power of Explaining to Others

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1097) Mike Caulfield is one of a sadly dwindling number of truly interesting, deep-thinking bloggers about educational technology in higher ed. If you don’t follow his blog, you should. He can be an acquired taste. He … Continue reading

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Clarifications On UC Berkeley’s Accessibility Decision To Restrict Video Access

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) I had planned earlier to write a post or two on the UC Berkeley video kerfuffle but kept getting sidetracked with more articles in trade press and national media. And there have been quite a few … Continue reading

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Why Ed Tech Will Fail to Transform Education (for Now)

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1097) A while back, I wrote a post arguing that algorithm-based ed tech like learning analytics and adaptive learning will not sell well as long as educators do not have the mathematical and scientific literacies necessary to … Continue reading

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Understanding Learning Science and Its Value to Educators

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1097) In a world where we are constantly barraged with product claims about “learning science,” most educators have very little sense of what that really means and how it is relevant to what they do. I … Continue reading

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Improved NAU Student Success in Subsequent Courses After Math Emporium

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) Last week I published three e-Literate TV episodes on Northern Arizona University and their suite of initiatives aimed at helping first-year (and often first-generation) students. In those videos, NAU staff made some interesting claims, in … Continue reading

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