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

Empowering Students in Open Research

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1052) Phil and I will be writing a twice-monthly column for the Chronicle’s new Re:Learning section. In my inaugural column, “Muy Loco Parentis,” I write about how schools make data privacy decisions on behalf of the … Continue reading

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LearningStudio and OpenClass End-Of-Life: Pearson is getting out of LMS market

By Phil HillMore Posts (384) Pearson has notified customers that LearningStudio will be shut down as a standalone LMS over the next 2-3 years. Created from the Pearson acquisition of both eCollege and Fronter, LearningStudio has been targeted primarily at fully-online … Continue reading

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Blackboard Did What It Said It Would Do. Eventually.

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1052) Today we have a prime example of how Blackboard has been failing by not succeeding fast enough. The company issued a press release announcing “availability of new SaaS offerings.” After last year’s BbWorld, I wrote a … Continue reading

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Launch Of Moodle Users Association: 44 members sign up, mostly as individuals

By Phil HillMore Posts (384) The Moodle Users Association (MUA), a crowd-funding group for additional Moodle core development, announced today that it is open for members to join. Technically the site was internally announced on its web site last Friday, but the … Continue reading

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Patents Rethought: Khan Academy Did the Right Thing

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1052) To recap what’s happened so far: Audrey Watters called our attention to a patent filing by Khan Academy. I expressed my concerns about the continuing patent problem that we have in educational technology. Carl Straumsheim … Continue reading

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