Category Archives: Big Picture

The “Big Picture” category covers larger trends and topics that influence both the problems that technology can help address in education as well as the barriers to implementing high-quality technology-supported education. This includes research-based topics such as learning science and program effectiveness studies, philosophical discussions such as outcomes definitions, and macro-forces such as government policy, markets, and business models.

Can There Be a Microscope of the Mind?

Making the case that educators should cultivate their cognitive science literacy. Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: The Power of Explaining to Others

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1101) 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 (471) 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 (1101) 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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Recommended Reading: IHE coverage of NBER paper and critiques

By Phil HillMore Posts (471) For those following my two recent posts about the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper claiming to analyze “The Returns to Online Postsecondary Education”, there are two articles I recommend for broader coverage – both … Continue reading

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