Category Archives: Build This, Please

Instructure Steps Up for Open Education

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1026) Friday evening, I wrote in a blog post: If you are a large for-profit education company—say, an LMS vendor or a textbook company—give $5,000 to the DS106 Kickstarter project. At that level of contribution, in addition … Continue reading

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When It Comes to Content, Say “Yes” to Wrappers But “No” to Containers

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1026) Scott Leslie has a good post up ruminating on the moving target of open textbooks which reminded me that I have long intended to write a follow-up to an exchange that he, I, and Rob … Continue reading

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Four Key Questions for the Apple Education Announcement

By Phil HillMore Posts (319) There is growing buzz online about Apple’s planned media event on January 19th in New York City. Most speculation is focused on Apple distributing textbooks through iTunesU, as described in a New York Times blog. … Continue reading

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The Zone of Proximal Curiosity

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1026) Gardner Campbell has a great piece at Campus Technology that asks the following question: What if we took another tack, specifying that students should not only remember information but also demonstrate increased curiosity? I have enormous sympathy … Continue reading

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Social Network Analysis and the LMS

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1026) Many thanks to George Siemens for pointing out SNAPP: Social Networks Adapting Pedagogical Practice. This is something I’ve been urging various LMS communities to  build for seven or eight years (since I was involved with … Continue reading

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