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 … or Not: Updates on UC Berkeley and NBER stories

By Phil HillMore Posts (471) Here are two updates on stories we’ve covered recently at e-Literate. One is an actual update and that is a lack of update. UC Berkeley and Accessibility In our post clarifying the context of the … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Ballmer group publishes “Annual Report” on government spending

By O’Neal SpicerMore Posts (9) A few years ago Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO and current president of the LA Clippers, formed a group called USAFacts. Their goal was to collect comprehensive data on how tax revenues (federal, state and … Continue reading

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Lumen and Follett: Canary in the Curricular Materials Coal Mine?

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1100) Phil wrote up some excellent observations yesterday about the announcement that Follett has invested in Lumen Learning and will be distributing some of their products. This deal has more significance for the curricular materials market … Continue reading

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Some Notes On Lumen Learning’s $3.75 million Funding Round Led By Follett

By Phil HillMore Posts (471) Today’s biggest ed tech news was Lumen Learning – co-founded by David Wiley and Kim Thanos and focused on getting deeper adoption of OER in higher education – and their new round of funding. And this … Continue reading

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Cengage and OER Podcast Series: Two steps forward and one step back

By Phil HillMore Posts (471) Last fall I wrote about Cengage, one of the big three publishers for higher education, sponsoring and releasing a survey on Open Education Resources (OER). The survey headline: Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education … Continue reading

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