Category Archives: Research

Empirical studies, good and bad.

Setting a Standard for Explanations in Learning Science and Ed Tech

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. Continue reading

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Whither Moodle?

By Phil HillMore Posts (479) On e-Literate and even more so with our LMS market analysis service, we have called out many times the broad dominance of Moodle in terms of active installations worldwide. In every region outside of North America … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation: Why it’s important to consult the original research

By O’Neal SpicerMore Posts (10) Last week the Brookings Institute published an article in its Economic Studies: Evidence Speaks series titled “Promises and pitfalls in online learning,” by Eric Bettinger and Susanna Loeb of Stanford University. The article is a … Continue reading

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State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Spring 2017 Edition

By Phil HillMore Posts (479) This is the ninth year I have shared the LMS market share graphic, commonly known as the squid graphic, for US and Canadian higher education. The original idea remains – to give a picture of the … Continue reading

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Do For-profit Institutions Converting to Non-profit Affect Distance Education Enrollment Numbers?

By Phil HillMore Posts (479) In a comment to my post on the new Digital Learning Compass report covering distance education enrollment trends for US higher education, Richard Garrett, Chief Research Officer at Eduventures and Director at The Observatory on Borderless … Continue reading

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