Category Archives: Usability and Human Factors

Worth Considering: Students can have their own perspectives on edtech initiatives

By Phil HillMore Posts (318) Triggered by Friday’s article on e-Literate TV, there have been some very interesting conversations both in the Chronicle comment thread and on the e-Literate TV site. The most, um, intense conversations have centered on the … Continue reading

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Miami, Harvard and MIT: Disability discrimination lawsuits focused on schools as content providers

By Phil HillMore Posts (318) In the discussions at Google+ based on last week’s post about the Miami University of Ohio disability discrimination lawsuit, George Station made two important points that deserve more visibility. It’s been a-coming for several years now. Cal … Continue reading

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Ed Tech World on Notice: Miami U disability discrimination lawsuit could have major effect

By Phil HillMore Posts (318) This week the US Department of Justice, citing Title II of ADA, decided to intervene in a private lawsuit filed against Miami University of Ohio regarding disability discrimination based on ed tech usage. Call this a major escalation … Continue reading

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The IMS Is More Important Than You Think It Is

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1026) 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 … Continue reading

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

By Michael Staton 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 … Continue reading

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