Category Archives: Usability and Human Factors

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

By Phil HillMore Posts (356) 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 (1042) 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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The Search for Differentiated and Engaging Student Experience

By Phil HillMore Posts (356) 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, … Continue reading

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Khan Academy Contributes to the Google Art Project

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1042) 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 … Continue reading

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