Category Archives: Tools, Toys, and Technology (Oh my!)

Austin Community College’s ACCelerator: Big bet on emporium approach with no pilots

By Phil HillMore Posts (302) While at SXSWedu, I was able to visit Austin Community College’s ACCelerator lab, which got a fair bit of publicity over the past month. While the centerpiece of ACCelerator usage is for developental math, the … Continue reading

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Back To The Future: Looking at LMS forecasts from 2011 – 2014

By Phil HillMore Posts (302) At today’s Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2015 conference (#LAK15), Charles Severance (aka Dr. Chuck) gave the morning keynote organized around the theme of going back in time to see what people (myself and Richard Katz … Continue reading

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Rutgers and ProctorTrack Fiasco: Impact of listening to regulations but not to students

By Phil HillMore Posts (302) If you want to observe the unfolding impact of an institution ignoring the impact of policy decisions on students, watch the situation at Rutgers University. If you want to see the power of a single … Continue reading

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Slides and Follow-up From Faculty Development Workshop at Aurora University

By Phil HillMore Posts (302) Today I facilitated a faculty development workshop at Aurora University, sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the IT Department. I always enjoy sessions like this, particularly with the ability to … Continue reading

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Dana Center and New Mathways Project: Taking curriculum innovations to scale

By Phil HillMore Posts (302) Last week the University of Texas’ Dana Center announced a new initiative to digitize their print-based math curriculum and expand to all 50 community colleges in Texas. The New Mathways Project is ‘built around three mathematics … Continue reading

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