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Apollo Group’s Technology Investments
Blackboard’s New Early Warning Analytics Product
Now Hiring: LRMI Project Manager
The Death and Rebirth of Sakai OAE
BREAKING: Blackboard Uses “MOOC” in a Sentence
No, really, courseware is a thing now
Yup, Something (Good) Is Up at Blackboard
What Blackboard, Desire2Learn, and Udacity Should Learn from SJSU
Announcing e-Literate TV
Purdue’s Non-Answer on Course Signals
Patent Troll Sues Blackboard for Patent Infringement
Changing the Narrative
Massive, Open, and Course Design
Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina
Can Pearson Solve the Rubric’s Cube?
Why VCs Usually Get Ed Tech Wrong
New e-Literate TV Series on MOOCs
Why Unizin is a Threat to edX
Coursera shifts focus from ‘impact on learners’ to ‘reach of universities’
Blackboard’s Big News that Nobody Noticed
Community Source Is Dead
Why LinkedIn Matters
Prior Learning Assessments Done Right
What is an Empirical Educator?
A Weird but True Fact about Textbook Publishers and OER
A 2014 (Personal) Blogging Retrospective
Harmonizing Learning and Education
The EDUCAUSE NGDLE and an API of One’s Own
68% of Statistics Are Meaningless, D2L Edition
In Defense of the Lecture
Is Moodle “Bigger than Martin”?
Is Open Education a Movement?
McGraw Hill’s New Personalized Learning Authoring Product
The CWiC Framework: Context around Courseware
More Tech Radium V. Blackboard, Inc.
An Update On Blackboard Calling Desire2Learn Customers
Sakai 3 Vision Document
EDUCAUSE Openness Constituent Group
The Pirate Hoax
Opening Up the IMS
EduPatent Fight As Complicated As Ever
Blackboard's Response to Open Source: Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt
Blackboard Now Suing USPTO
What the Sakai Announcement Means
The Evolving LMS Market, Part II
Secret Society Maybe Not So Secret
IMS Learning Information Services: The State of the Union
LMS Vendor/Textbook Publisher Partnerships
Should Pandora Have Opened the Box?
Anti-trust: Curiouser and Curiouser
Does Google Wave Mean the End of the LMS?
Oracle'S New Academic Enterprise White Paper
iPhone U
ANGEL'S Open Source Move
E-Moderating and In Good Company: The Secrets to Successful Learning Communities
What's Important in a Learning Content Management System
How to Design Recyclable Learning Objects
IMS Learning Information Services: The Motivating Pain
"Emergent Learning" Is an Oxymoron
I Want MemeStreams as a Web Service
Doubts about OKI and Sakai
Informational Cascades in Online Learning
Abandoning Taxonomy is the First Ingredient of Success
Pattern Languages as Human Languages
Re-usable Learning Content Objects or Re-usable Learning Experience Objects?
Informational Cascades in Online Learning
The Intractable Problem of Informational Cascades
Experience as a Distance Learning Teacher Makes You a Better Classroom Teacher
My Edupatents Talk at PESC
Thomson Suing Zotero
Imagining a WeLE
SUNY's Learning Environments Task Force Report
First Impression of Sakai 2.0: Better Than I Expected
More About Designing for the Long Tail
LMOS Integration and Specialization
First 35 Claims of Blackboard'S Patent Ruled Invalid
Blackboard Is Losing Customers, but What Does It Mean?
Blackboard Advertises an Open Source LMS
Blackboard'S Market Share Erosion
Blackboard, Inc. Sued for Patent Infringement
Desire2Learn Competencies and Rubrics: Part I
Does Education Inflected Architecture = Web 2.0?
Introducing the LMOS Open Source Project
The Cost of the Blackboard Patent Suit (and Who Pays It)
LMOS Services and Service Brokers, Part II
Coase's University: Open Source, Economics, and Higher Education
Blackboard by the Numbers
Blackboard by the Numbers
Why Mashups Make the LMOS
OK, So Stephen Downes Doesn't Like the LMOS
In Defense of Walled Gardens
If They Build It, Will We Come?
There's No Such Thing as a Learning Object
Conversations About Learning Design
How to Grow Standards
Blackboard Patents the LMS
Vote for the D2L Million$Mission On Facebook
Grounds for Challenging a U.S. Patent
Is Prometheus a Big Problem for Blackboard?
Eben Moglen Weighs in on Blackboard
Blackboard Conference Call, Part II
IMS Supports Digital Opportunity Investment Trust Legislation
Oracle, Sakai, and the LMOS--Part 2
Why Teachers' Unions Should Demand Support for the IMS Common Cartridge Standard
Conversations with Desire2Learn and Blackboard
Bodington Review, Part I
Thomson Suing Zotero: More Info and More Thoughts
EduPatents: The Gathering Storm
Blackboard Patent Celebrity Death Match
IMS Report On Learning Technology Satisfaction and Trends
EduPatent Alerts
Blackboard Announces New 'Institutional Effectiveness Platform'; Patents Pending
Blackboard Inter Partes Determination Published
Better Networked Learning
Supreme Court Strikes a Major Blow for Patent Reform
Why I'M Not Worried About the Microsoft Patent Threats Against Linux
What Really Happened at SUNY
Sakai Amsterdam 2007: The State of the Union
Has Blackboard Filed Another Patent Suit?
A Service-Oriented Virtual Learning Environment
The On the Horizon Series Is Complete
Blackboard Bought Xythos
Sakai License Weakens (Edu)Patent Protection
Blackboard's Dirty Laundry Comes Out in Patent Trial
Two More Blogs to Read
EduPatent Busted! (But Not the One You're Thinking Of...)
D2L Resolves Current Patent Burdens
Some Court Documents
Blackboard Inc. V. Desire2Learn Inc.: Grey Monday March 10, 2008
Is Blackboard's Lawyer Calling D2L's Customers?
On Open Source, Open Standards, and Lock-In
Bring On Da Noise: The Backchannel Panel
Advice for Small Schools On the LMS Selection Process
The Financial Impact of the Patent Loss on Blackboard
The State of the LMS: An Institutional Perspective
Blackboard Files Yet Another Lawsuit
Sakai Blogging
Thoughts On Anya Kamenetz and the Open Education Movement
The Coming Digital Textbook Wave
Sakai Conference: Kamenetz Keynote
The LIS Standard Moves Forward
Interview With Desire2Learn CEO John Baker Is This a PLE?
Interview with Martin Dougiamas
The Evolving LMS Market, Part I
Can Enlightenment Scale?
A Quick Follow-Up on the OpenClass Post
How to Keynote an Unconference
What Are Ed Tech Entrepreneurs Good For?
More on the Sakai/Jasig Merger
Everybody Wants to MOOC the World
Is Coursera Facebook, Amazon, or
Where xMOOCs and Adaptive Analytics Both Fail (For Now)
In “EdTech”, “Ed” comes before “Tech”: A National Louis University/Acrobatiq Case Study
Textbook Authors Sue over Cengage Unlimited Royalties
The Battle for “Personalized Learning”
What Homework and Adaptive Platforms Are (and Aren’t) Good For
SRI’s Study on Gates Personalized Learning Grants Is Out
Personalized Learning Explainer: Teaching to the Back Row
Educational Software Patents: A Call to Vendors
PEARSONalized Learning
Student-Centered Educational Software
The Great Unbundling of Textbook Publishers
Teaching Using Adaptive Learning
Analytics Literacy is a Major Limiter of Ed Tech Growth
Can There Be a Microscope of the Mind?
Lumen and Follett: Canary in the Curricular Materials Coal Mine?
Digital Badges Are Gaining Traction
BbWorld Report: Blackboard May Be Turning Around
Why Moodle Supporters Should be Concerned
Fear and Loathing in the Moodle Community
Pearson Open Sources Equella—Properly
Moodle and Blackboard Cut Ties
Instructure Enters those Awkward Teenage Years
OPMs are a Subset of a Bigger Market
Is Ed Tech Hype in Remission?
The IMS at an Inflection Point
Learning Engineering: A Caliper Example
The Content Revolution
The Affordances of Content Design
Disruption Disrupted: The Great MOOC Die-Off
The Crumbling of the OpenEd Coalition
Pedagogical Intent and Designing for Inquiry
Announcing a Lesson-level Interoperability Standards Effort
Instructure’s Proposed Acquisition is a Bad Risk for Everyone
Please License Your COVID-19 Resources CC-BY or Public Domain
COVID-19: What comes next
The Resilience Network Manifesto
Surviving the Third Wave of COVID and Beyond
How to Dig a Billion-Dollar EdTech Hole
Online Learning Student Experience is the New Climbing Wall
Reports of Higher Education’s Death Have Been Moderately Exaggerated
Digital Residential Education
Scaling the Seminar
The Chegg Situation is Worse Than You Think
Blursday Social with Tyton Partners on a New EdTech Product Selection Tool
Moodle’s Sanctimony on Openness is Moot
Is the edX Acquisition a Big Deal?

The EdX Aftermath
Announcing Argos Education
Argos: Upcycling Course Design
Web3 in Education Isn’t Very Interesting
Thinking About Alternative Credentials
On Defeating Inevitability
Engagement and the Survival of the University
Coursera and 2U: MOOCs are Designed to Compete with Google AdWords
The Course Hero/Lumen Deal
AI/ML in EdTech: The Miracle, The Grind, and the Wall
If You Were Designing Cal State Today: A Proposal Out of MIT
EdTechs Funding Problems Are Going to Get Worse
AI Learning Design Workshop: See and Try the ALDA Rapid Prototype

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