Tag Archives: Ed Tech

Ed Tech Evaluation Plan: More problems than I initially thought

By Phil HillMore Posts (358) Late last week I described the new plan from the US Department of Education (ED) and their Office of Educational Technology (OET) to “call for better methods for evaluating educational apps”. Essentially the ED is … Continue reading

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US Department of Education: Almost a good idea on ed tech evaluation

By Phil HillMore Posts (358) Richard Culatta from the US Department of Education (DOE, ED, never sure of proper acronym) wrote a Medium post today describing a new ED initiative to evaluate ed tech app effectiveness. As increasingly more apps and … Continue reading

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Reuters: Blackboard up for sale, seeking up to $3 billion in auction

By Phil HillMore Posts (358) As I was writing a post about Blackboard’s key challenges, I get notice from Reuters (anonymous sources, so interpret accordingly) that the company is on the market, seeking up to $3 billion. From Reuters: Blackboard … Continue reading

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2U Learning Platform Update: Removal of Moodle, addition of accessibility options

By Phil HillMore Posts (358) 2U has now been a public company for over a year, and that had what is easily the most successful education IPO in recent history. Shares have almost doubled from $13.00 at IPO to $25.50 last … Continue reading

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Back To The Future: Looking at LMS forecasts from 2011 – 2014

By Phil HillMore Posts (358) At today’s Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2015 conference (#LAK15), Charles Severance (aka Dr. Chuck) gave the morning keynote organized around the theme of going back in time to see what people (myself and Richard Katz … Continue reading

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