Category Archives: Build This, Please

Blueprint for a post-LMS, Part 4

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1021) In part 1 of this series, I talked about some design goals for a conversation-based learning platform, including lowering the barriers and raising the incentives for faculty to share course designs and experiment with pedagogies … Continue reading

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On False Binaries, Walled Gardens, and Moneyball

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1021) D’Arcy Norman started a lively inter-blog conversation like we haven’t seen in the edublogosphere in quite a while with his post on the false binary between LMS and open. His main point is that, even … Continue reading

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Clarification on Cloud, SaaS and Multi-tenant Language

By Phil HillMore Posts (300) In several recent posts I have argued about the importance of cloud-based platforms, and Michael Feldstein has written some insightful analysis on the subject. Quite often the terms Cloud and SaaS (software as a service) are misunderstood, … Continue reading

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Four Barriers That MOOCs Must Overcome To Build a Sustainable Model

By Phil HillMore Posts (300) Given the hype of national media coverage of massive open online courses (MOOCs), it is refreshing to see more recent analysis looking at important attributes such as revenue models, dropout rates, and instructional design. Steve … Continue reading

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What Is Machine Learning Good For?

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1021) A few weeks ago, Audrey Watters wrote a great piece on her concerns about robo-grading of essays. (I tend to take a lot of inspiration from the things that annoy Audrey, in part because they … Continue reading

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