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

Online Program Management: A view of the market landscape

By Phil HillMore Posts (417) One of the fastest-growing market segments in ed tech, and one of the least-understood, is that of Online Program Management (OPM). It doesn’t help that the terms OPM, Online Enablers, Online Service Providers are used … Continue reading

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SRI’s Study on Gates Personalized Learning Grants Is Out

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1078) This is almost old news now, but we just haven’t been able to dig into it yet. As part of its Adaptive Learning Market Acceleration Program (ALMAP) program, the Gates Foundation funded SRI to do a … Continue reading

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UC Davis, Sakai, and Open Source

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1078) Phil has been a busy boy, putting out two pieces about some Blackboard research that had gotten some negative responses and two more on a horrifically bad LMS outage for UC Davis and other universities using support vendor Scriba. Our main schtick … Continue reading

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Scriba Disaster: Sakai-based LMS for UC Davis is down with no plans for recovery

By Phil HillMore Posts (417) In what might shape up as one of the worst LMS outages in recent history, UC Davis has been working without an LMS for the past week and does not expect their vendor to fix the … Continue reading

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What Homework and Adaptive Platforms Are (and Aren’t) Good For

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1078) I was delighted that we are able to publish Mike Caulfield’s post on how ed tech gets personalization backwards, partly because Mike is such a unique and inventive thinker, but also because he provided such a great … Continue reading

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