Category Archives: Educational Pattern Languages

Blueprint for a Post-LMS, Part 5

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1024) In parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of this series, I laid out a model for a learning platform that is designed to support discussion-centric courses. I emphasized how learning design and platform design have … Continue reading

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Blueprint for a post-LMS, Part 3

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1024) In the first part of this series, I identified four design goals for a learning platform that supports conversation-based courses. In the second part, I brought up a use case of a kind of faculty … Continue reading

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Pearson, Efficacy, and Research

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1024) A while back, I mentioned that MindWires, the consulting company that Phil and I run, had been hired by Pearson in response to a post I wrote a while back expressing concerns about the possibility … Continue reading

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Why Big Data (Mostly) Can’t Help Improve Teaching

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1024) Here’s a nifty video summary of a doctoral dissertation by Derek Muller that a client pointed out to me: The basic gist is that students have pre-conceived notions that are wrong, and it is very … Continue reading

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Where xMOOCs and Adaptive Analytics Both Fail (For Now)

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1024) No, this isn’t just an attempt to cram as many sexy keywords into one post title as possible. xMOOCs and adaptive analytics share an ambition: They both are at least partially motivated by a desire … Continue reading

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