Category Archives: Content Management & Taxonomy as Knowledge Management

Blueprint for a Post-LMS, Part 1

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1017) Reading Phil’s multiple reviews of Competency-Based Education (CBE) “LMSs”, one of the implications that jumps out at me is that we see a much more rapid and coherent progression of learning platform designs if you … Continue reading

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Open Secret: Pittsburgh’s Ed Tech Revolution

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1017) Generally when we talk about goals for educational technology, we talk about one of two things: improving access or improving effectiveness. Rarely do we get an opportunity to talk credibly about an innovation that can … Continue reading

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The Zone of Proximal Curiosity

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1017) 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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Permissions and Usability

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1017) In a recent post, I reviewed the advantages of Bodington’s unusual system of assigning access privileges and mentioned that the Sakai community is planning to support Bodington-like permissions in a future version. There was some … Continue reading

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On Open Source, Open Standards, and Lock-in

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1017) I’ve been meaning to comment on D’Arcy Norman’s frustrations with not being able to export Moodle courses to a common standard. He makes a very important point: Moodle happily ingests those formats, acting to absorb … Continue reading

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