Tag Archives: David-Wiley

A Weird but True Fact about Textbook Publishers and OER

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1037) As I was perusing David Kernohan’s notes on Larry Lessig’s keynote at the OpenEd conference, one statement leapt out at me: Could the department of labour require that new education content commissioned ($100m) be CC-BY? … Continue reading

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OER and the Future of Knewton

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1037) Jose Ferriera, the CEO of Knewton, recently published a piece on edSurge arguing that scaling OER cannot “break the textbook industry” because, according to him, it has low production values, no instructional design, and is … Continue reading

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Efficacy Math is Hard

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1037) David Wiley has a great post up on efficacy and OER in response to my original post about Pearson’s efficacy plan. He opens the piece by writing about Benjamin Bloom’s famous “2 sigma” problem: The … Continue reading

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No, really, courseware is a thing now

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1037) In the operating plan slide deck that Cengage recently released as a consequence of their bankruptcy proceedings, the executive summary slide says that a key element of their strategy is “driving aggressive digital growth in … Continue reading

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What Are Ed Tech Entrepreneurs Good For?

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1037) The recent ASU Education Innovation Summit, which brought together venture capitalists with aspiring ed tech entrepreneurs, created quite a stir in the edublogosphere and the edutwitterverse. A lot of the reaction came from people who … Continue reading

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