Tag Archives: University of Phoenix

WWW-based online education turns 20 this summer

I’m a little surprised that this hasn’t gotten any press, but Internet-based online education turns 20 this summer. There were previous distance education programs that used networks of one form or another as the medium (e.g. University of Phoenix established its … Continue reading

Posted in Higher Education, Notable Posts, Openness | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

No, I don’t believe that Harvard or MIT are hiding edX data

Since my Sunday post What Harvard and MIT could learn from the University of Phoenix about analytics, there have been a few comments with a common theme about Harvard and MIT perhaps withholding any learner-centered analytics data. As a recap, … Continue reading

Posted in Higher Education, Notable Posts, Openness | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

What Harvard and MIT could learn from the University of Phoenix about analytics

Last week Harvard and MIT released de-identified data from their edX-based MOOCs. Rather than just produce a summary report, the intent of this release was to open up the data and share it publicly. While it is good to see this approach … Continue reading

Posted in Higher Education, Notable Posts, Openness | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Billion-Dollar Bet on an Adaptive Learning Platform

Update (2/15/13): Per Apollo Group, the billion-dollar investment mentioned in the Chronicle article (quoted below) refers to total infrastructure – not just the learning platform itself. The total infrastructure includes new CRM, portal, and administrative systems. ***** Earlier this week … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Bloggers, Higher Education, Notable Posts | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

University of Phoenix Patents Adaptive Activity Stream for Its Learning Platform

The University of Phoenix recently was awarded a patent (#8341148 B1) for an adaptive activity stream related to its online learning platform. From an initial reading of the patent, it appears very broad to me (deja vu all over again). … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Bloggers, Higher Education, Instructional Design, LMOS, Notable Posts | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments