We have a better understanding of UC Berkeley’s decision to remove free video lecture captures in response to an accessibility suit. Less so on Caroline Hoxby’s problematic paper on the ROI of online learning.
This category includes digital curricular materials, including adaptive learning, assessments, OER, etc., as well as the vendors who sell them.
The investment by one of the US’s largest textbook distributors in an OER company portends a larger shift in the curricular materials markets.
OER implementation gets a major investor with a lot of leverage in the market.
Cengage seems both serious and honest in their ongoing attempts to understand the growing role of OER in the curricular materials market, but they are still climbing the learning curve.
We interviewed real, live learning scientists from Carnegie Mellon University to get a better sense of what’s real and how the research can impact classroom teaching. And you know what? They weren’t scary at all!