Tag Archives: big data

White House report on big data will impact ed tech

Yesterday the White House released its report on big data and privacy implications. The focus was broadly on big data, but there will be implications for ed tech, with several key recommendations specifically focused on the education sector. Specifically, there … Continue reading

Posted in Higher Education, Notable Posts, Openness | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Links to External Articles and Interviews

Last week I was off the grid (not just lack of Internet but also lack of electricity), but thanks to publishing cycles I managed to stay artificially productive: two blog posts and one interview for an article. Post at 20MM … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Higher Education, Notable Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Why Big Data (Mostly) Can’t Help Improve Teaching

Here’s a nifty video summary of a doctoral dissertation by Derek Muller that a client pointed out to me: The basic gist is that students have pre-conceived notions that are wrong, and it is very hard to dislodge those mistaken … Continue reading

Posted in Educational Pattern Languages, Tools, Toys, and Technology (Oh my!) | Tagged , , , , | 17 Comments

Open Secret: Pittsburgh’s Ed Tech Revolution

Generally when we talk about goals for educational technology, we talk about one of two things: improving access or improving effectiveness. Rarely do we get an opportunity to talk credibly about an innovation that can move both of those needles … Continue reading

Posted in Content Management & Taxonomy as Knowledge Management, Educational Pattern Languages, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Openness, Tools, Toys, and Technology (Oh my!) | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments