We’ve released a new short course of six animated explainers that introduce educators to basic concepts related to learning analytics and adaptive learning.
Academics and Academia
The "Academics and Academia" category covers topics related the ways in which colleges and universities function that are relevant to technology-supported education. One key aspect covered here is pedagogy—how people teach—and how technology impacts teaching and learning.
But this category also includes more institutional aspects that are relevant to technology-supported education, such as how campus leadership supports (or doesn't support) new initiatives, politics and bureaucracy that impact these efforts, and so on.
Finally, "Academics and Academia" covers commercial and non-profit services that provide support for technology-supported education initiatives, such as Online Program Management (OPM) companies.
My first thoughts on the recent Empirical Educator Project summit at Stanford and a down payment on our thoughts about where the project is headed.
Purdue/ Kaplan, Grand Canyon, Ashford U all going “nonprofit”, Coursera focuses on degrees – the common theme of recent for-profit and MOOC news? The OPM market.
At the Realizeit users conference, we interviewed company executives as they focus more on faculty enablement rather than the “adaptive learning” silver bullet, despite popular labels.
With demise of Texas ITL, confession on failure of engineering model of personalized learning, and pivot from Jefferson Accelerator, it’s time to revise the Ed Tech Purgatory post.