We have a better understanding of UC Berkeley’s decision to remove free video lecture captures in response to an accessibility suit. Less so on Caroline Hoxby’s problematic paper on the ROI of online learning.
Academics and 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.
Want to understand “brain science” and “machine learning” better? Maybe? Give it a try with this post and see how you like it. You may be surprised at how accessible and relevant it can be.
A think piece on thinking from Mike Caulfield. You read him regularly like we do, right?
The news headlines sounded terrible. The truth is more complicated.
The push to solve education’s problems through providing better tech is a little like trying to invent the pharmaceutical industry in absence of a modern medical profession. In this post, we imagine what that might have looked like. (Spoiler alert: It wouldn’t have worked.)