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

Vendor Roles in Fostering Educational Literacies

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1092) In my last post, I talked about the need for educators in general and faculty in particular to develop literacy around data and analytics. But it’s really broader than that. Back when college was intended for a … Continue reading

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UT Austin and SMOCs: One university’s effort to personalize large lecture courses

By Phil HillMore Posts (442) Last summer we shared video interviews from the University of California at Davis describing their efforts to personalize the most impersonal of learning experiences – the large lecture introductory course. The organizing idea there is to apply … Continue reading

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University Responses to Piazza: Some good, some bad, some web site changes

By Phil HillMore Posts (442) After our reporting from Nov 10 on “Popular Discussion Platform Piazza Getting Pushback For Selling Student Data”, I was invited by Piazza CEO Pooja Sankar to visit the Piazza offices. During my visit, we had … Continue reading

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Analytics Literacy is a Major Limiter of Ed Tech Growth

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1092) Whatever else you think of the election, it has been the mother of all teachable moments for many of us. It has raised questions about what we thought we knew about our democracy, our neighbors, … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Times Higher Education (THE) Reports on Student Views of Blended Learning

By O’Neal SpicerMore Posts (5) Citing in-house research that surveyed over 100,000 students in the United States, THE reported late last week (see article) that students in exclusively face to face courses and students in exclusively online courses tended to … Continue reading

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