Category Archives: Ed Tech

The “Ed Tech” category includes posts about educational technology products themselves, including LMSs and other learning platforms, adaptive learning and other digital curricular materials products, learning analytics, and educational apps of all types. It also includes technical aspects of ed tech products, especially interoperability.

Recommended Reading: CBE platforms represent a truly niche market

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) Triggered by the news that we broke here at e-Literate that “Ellucian Stops Support for Brainstorm, its CBE platform”, Carl Straumsheim at Inside Higher Ed has a valuable follow-up article today looking more broadly at the … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Signs of Restraint in the Analytics Hype Machine

By O’Neal SpicerMore Posts (7) Mike Sharkey’s recent post on the Blackboard blog site, “Analytics isn’t a thing,” triggered by an epiphany he had while reading the latest NMC Horizon Report, suggests that we might finally be seeing a maturation … Continue reading

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Why Ed Tech Will Fail to Transform Education (for Now)

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1097) A while back, I wrote a post arguing that algorithm-based ed tech like learning analytics and adaptive learning will not sell well as long as educators do not have the mathematical and scientific literacies necessary to … Continue reading

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Vert Capital and Scriba Corp: Institutions losing course data in company’s death throes

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) After last year’s disastrous outage at UC Davis due to Scriba Corp’s change of data center for the Sakai LMS (branded as SmartSite at UC Davis), it turns out that there is more damage to … Continue reading

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Ellucian Stops Support for Brainstorm, its CBE platform

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) In a surprise move, Ellucian has decided to end support for Brainstorm, the competency-based education (CBE) platform it acquired from Helix Education two years ago. All Brainstorm customers are being notified of the end-of-life and … Continue reading

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