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

Personalized Learning is Hard

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1043) Paul Fain has written a really good, nuanced article at IHE covering the update that Essex County College gave of their developmental math adaptive learning pilot at a recent conference in Washington, DC. We did … Continue reading

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The Fraught Interaction Design of Personalized Learning Products

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1043) David Wiley has a really interesting post up about Lumen Learning’s new personalized learning platform. Here’s an excerpt: A typical high-level approach to personalization might include: building up an internal model of what a student … Continue reading

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Inside View Of Blackboard’s Moodle Strategy In Latin America

By Phil HillMore Posts (356) One year ago Blackboard’s strategy for Moodle was floundering. After the 2012 acquisition of Moodlerooms and Netspot, Blackboard had kept its promises of supporting the open source community – and in fact, Blackboard pays much more … Continue reading

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Ed Tech Evaluation Plan: More problems than I initially thought

By Phil HillMore Posts (356) Late last week I described the new plan from the US Department of Education (ED) and their Office of Educational Technology (OET) to “call for better methods for evaluating educational apps”. Essentially the ED is … Continue reading

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68 Percent of Statistics Are Meaningless, Purdue University Edition

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1043) I don’t know of any other way to put this. Purdue University is harming higher education by knowingly peddling questionable research for the purpose of institutional self-aggrandizement. Purdue leadership should issue a retraction and an … Continue reading

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