Category Archives: Policy

New NBER Study on Online Education is Deeply Flawed

By Phil HillMore Posts (471) Caroline Hoxby from Stanford University just published a working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) claiming to analyze “The Returns to Online Postsecondary Education”. tl;dr This report is a hot mess that that … Continue reading

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The Intended Consequences of California’s Online Education Initiative

By Phil HillMore Posts (471) Last month we presented two explainer videos on the growing usage of course exchanges, where multiple institutions pool resources in creating or extending online courses. If online courses or programs breaks down the barriers of campus … Continue reading

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Piazza Makes Three Significant Changes To Deal With Privacy Issues

By Phil HillMore Posts (471) For those following the Piazza privacy issues, we have a new update where the company has made three significant changes in their response to privacy concerns from several universities. They are now using true opt-in for … Continue reading

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Digging Deeper Into CCSF Story: $39 million for non-usage of LMS not really about DE

By Phil HillMore Posts (471) When I wrote my initial post on Tuesday about the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) having to repay the state $39 million for non-usage of LMS, there was one number that kept bugging me. We’re … Continue reading

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Analytics Literacy is a Major Limiter of Ed Tech Growth

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1101) Whatever else you think of the election, it has been the mother of all teachable moments for many of us. It has raised questions about what we thought we knew about our democracy, our neighbors, … Continue reading

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