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

On False Binaries, Walled Gardens, and Moneyball

D’Arcy Norman started a lively inter-blog conversation like we haven’t seen in the edublogosphere in quite a while with his post on the false binary between LMS and open. His main point is that, even if you think that the … Continue reading

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What the Apple Watch Tells Us About the Future of Ed Tech

Nothing. So please, if you’re thinking about writing that post or article, don’t. I’m begging you.

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Community Source Is Dead

As Phil noted in yesterday’s post, Kuali is moving to a for-profit model, and it looks like it is motivated more by sustainability pressures than by some grand affirmative vision for the organization. There has been a long-term debate in … Continue reading

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On ECAR data and ed tech purgatory

Recently I wrote a post about many ed tech products being┬ástuck in pilots without large-scale adoption. In our consulting work Michael and I often help survey institutions to discover what technologies are being used within courses, and typically the only … Continue reading

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OER and the Future of Knewton

Jose Ferriera, the CEO of Knewton, recently published a piece on edSurge arguing that scaling OER cannot “break the textbook industry” because, according to him, it has low production values, no instructional design, and is not enterprise grade. Unsurprisingly, David … Continue reading

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