Category Archives: Usability and Human Factors

What We Don’t Know About Learning Analytics

Long-time e-Literate readers know that I have been a fan of the concept of learning analytics for a number of years now. But it became apparent at this year’s Learning Impact conference that learning analytics are the new hotness. Everybody … Continue reading

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Social Software in an Academic Context is Hard

A couple of things have gotten me musing about social lately. The first was Dave Cormier’s thought-provoking blog post about how PLEs are supposed to disaggregate power, not people. The second was a private conversation with a friend who is … Continue reading

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Instructure Canvas: A New LMS Entrant

We’re making progress on getting the Sakai conference keynote videos online, but while we wait for those to be ready for the kick-off to the conference post series, I’d like to take advantage of the unexpected lull to write a … Continue reading

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Blackboard's iPad App and its implications

Ray Henderson has a post up about his sense of responsibility to customers regarding balancing innovation with mature products (careful refinements in features and support services to meet customer needs) versus innovation in new areas (bold thinking and experiments). It’s … Continue reading

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Open Wonderland

This is a guest post by Nicole Yankelovich, the Executive Director of the OpenWonderland Foundation. As the Executive Director of the newly formed Open Wonderland Foundation, I get asked a lot about the value of virtual worlds for education. As … Continue reading

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