Category Archives: Guest Bloggers

The Humanities “Crisis”—are museums and higher education doing all they can?

by Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker The preservation, transmission, and advancement of knowledge in the digital age are promoted by the unencumbered use and reuse of digitized content for research, teaching, learning, and creative activities. —Memo on open … Continue reading

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Tear Down This Wall(ed Garden): Canvas App Center to Offer End User Control Over Apps

Instructure took another step this past week to establish Canvas as a true learning platform, moving beyond the traditional bounds of an LMS. The company announced the upcoming release of the Canvas App Center, scheduled for availability at the same time as … Continue reading

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The Most Thorough Summary (to date) of MOOC Completion Rates

How many times have you heard the statement that ‘MOOCs have a completion rate of 10%’ or ‘MOOCs have a completion rate of less than 10%’? The meme seems to have developed a life of its own, but try to … Continue reading

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The Most Thorough Description (to date) of University Experience with MOOC

One of the benefits of participating in an interactive event, such as the recent ELI Webinar that Michael and I led yesterday, is that the learning goes both ways. During the webinar, one of the participants shared a link for … Continue reading

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The Billion-Dollar Bet on an Adaptive Learning Platform

Update (2/15/13): Per Apollo Group, the billion-dollar investment mentioned in the Chronicle article (quoted below) refers to total infrastructure – not just the learning platform itself. The total infrastructure includes new CRM, portal, and administrative systems. ***** Earlier this week … Continue reading

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