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Schoology Layoffs: Focusing on smaller higher ed opportunities

By Phil HillMore Posts (453) We’ve noticed and had several people ask us about corporate changes at Schoology, the LMS vendor. More specifically, the questions have been based on whether they are laying off staff, and what that means for … Continue reading

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Chan/Zuckerberg: The “Tech” is not the Hard Part in “Ed Tech”

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1094) Phil and I were recently interviewed by KQED’s Sarah Tan for a story about the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Summit platform. As often happens when our comments are just one bit of a larger story—particularly when we … Continue reading

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Pearson Releases a Significant Learning Design Aid

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1094) Last week, Pearson announced the release of some resources they have created around science-based learning design. (Full disclosure: Pearson is a client of our consulting company, although we have not consulted with them on the … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: A Digital Chief from Publishing Talks Anonymously

By O’Neal SpicerMore Posts (7) A recently published article in Digiday provides an insider view of ongoing tensions that are still playing out in the world of publishing. The interviewee speaks to the challenges of running two parallel businesses, one … Continue reading

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UT Austin and SMOCs: What do we know about whether they work?

By Phil HillMore Posts (453) In episode 1, we looked at an effort by the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin to develop SMOCs – Synchronous Massive Online Courses – where the core of the redesign … Continue reading

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