In a shocking development, recent research has shown that students do better when they feel like they belong at school, they are supported by their teachers and advisors, and they are studying things that actually matter. And yet, much of so-called “student-centered” ed tech does not focus on helping with any of these things.
We boil these three buzz phrases down to basic, common-sense teaching strategies.
A “robot tutor in the sky that can semi-read your mind and figure out what your strengths and weaknesses are, down to the percentile”? Really?
Purdue University has been happy to take credit for essentially inventing the retention early warning analytics category. But are they willing to take responsibility for putting out a flawed efficacy study? Eh, not so much.
By reading the Unizin pitch for the State University System of Florida shared yesterday, we can see quite a few claims about the (potential) benefits to be provided by the consortium. “Make sure that the universities were not cut out of [distance ed] process”; “Secure our foothold in the digital industry”; “Promote greater control and influence over the digital learning ecosystem”; Provide “access […]