Tag Archives: Chronicle-of-Higher-Education

NPR and Missed (Course) Signals

Anya Kamenetz has a piece up on NPR about learning analytics, highlighting Purdue’s Course Signals as its centerpiece. She does a good job of introducing the topic to a general audience and raising some relevant ethical questions. But she missed … Continue reading

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The Pirate Hoax

A friend asked me what I think about the story in the Chronicle¬†about the professor who encouraged his students to create a hoax story about a pirate in order to teach them about students about vetting the quality of their … Continue reading

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The Blackboard Patent Crisis at Two and a Half Weeks

While marveling the events of the last several weeks, Jim Farmer suggested that it might be worthwhile to pause and reflect back on the sequence of events. I thought that was a good idea, so here it is. I don’t … Continue reading

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Blackboard by the Numbers

Update: Welcome, Chronicle readers. Since it wasn’t made clear in the Chronicle’s reference, I’d like to point out that the paper I’m quoting was written by Jim Farmer, who is the Coordinator of Georgetown University’s new Interoperability Center, formerly the … Continue reading

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