Category Archives: Usability and Human Factors

The IMS Is More Important Than You Think It Is

I have long argued that the development of technical interoperability standards for education are absolutely critical for enabling innovation and personalized learning environments. Note that I usually avoid those sorts of buzzwords—“innovation” and “personalized learning”—so when I use them here, … Continue reading

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We need a new Software Recruitment Paradigm: Software as a Mission

Software procurement underwent radical change in the face of “the cloud.”  The paradigm of purchasing a static piece of software that met your requirements, installing it (or having it installed) locally, and then purchasing updates went out the window over … Continue reading

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The Search for Differentiated and Engaging Student Experience

One of the trends I highlighted last summer was that the LMS or learning platform market was overlapping the educational content market. The lines are blurring between content delivery systems (e.g. Cengage MindTap, Pearson MyLabs, etc) and LMS.  Content delivery … Continue reading

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Khan Academy Contributes to the Google Art Project

My friends Beth Harris and Steven Zucker, formerly of smARThistory, now of smARThistory at Khan Academy, have announced that they contributed 90 art history videos for the newly launched version 2 of the Google Art Project. This idea, of creating … Continue reading

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New Mentality Entering LMS Market

This is a guest post by Phil Hill from Delta Initiative, follow on Twitter  @PhilOnEdTech or his blog Since 2008 I have been sharing with clients the observation that the current generation of LMS solutions were conceived and designed circa 1996 – … Continue reading

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