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Pearson, Efficacy, and Research

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1083) A while back, I mentioned that MindWires, the consulting company that Phil and I run, had been hired by Pearson in response to a post I wrote a while back expressing concerns about the possibility … Continue reading

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A Weird but True Fact about Textbook Publishers and OER

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1083) 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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Pearson’s Efficacy Listening Tour

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1083) Back around New Year, Michael wrote a post examining Pearson’s efficacy initiative and calling on the company to engage in active discussions with various communities within higher education about defining “efficacy” with educators rather than … Continue reading

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Blackboard’s Perceptis Acquisition Offers Clues into Company’s Strategy

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1083) Yesterday Blackboard announced that they acquired Perceptis, a provider of help desk and financial aid support services for colleges and universities. In and of itself, this is not a huge acquisition. Perceptis has 33 clients, … Continue reading

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Efficacy, Adaptive Learning, and the Flipped Classroom, Part II

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1083) In my last post, I described positive but mixed results of an effort by MSU’s psychology department to flip and blend their classroom: On the 30-item comprehensive exam, students in the redesigned sections performed significantly … Continue reading

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