A Carnegie Mellon University anthropological study identifies a few common reasons why faculty hesitate to try new teaching practices, among which is a fear of looking stupid. IHE columnist John Warner responds.
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.
Thanks to the broadest view of the installed base of LMS solutions across the globe, we can see a duopoly from Moodle and Blackboard Learn.
Ed tech and learning science are both littered with obscure and hard-to-read journal articles written for a handful of other experts on one hand and empty puff pieces on the other. We need a middle ground.
Purdue University’s tuition changes for the online university soon to be formerly known as Kaplan give us some early hints about direction and raise questions about whether NewU will be targeting in-state as well as out-of-state students.
While Moodle has global market share that far exceeds any other academic LMS, their number of new implementations seems to be dropping off substantially across the international regions that we track.