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What is an Empirical Educator?
The CWiC Framework: Context around Courseware
Contrasting LMS Adoption Patterns in Four English-Speaking Countries
In “EdTech”, “Ed” comes before “Tech”: A National Louis University/Acrobatiq Case Study
Textbook Authors Sue over Cengage Unlimited Royalties
D2L Bets on The Cloud and Advances in User Experience
UF Online’s New Corporate Partner: Discover Financial joins Walmart with Online Education benefit
Coursera: The pivot to corporate learning becomes clear
Online Program Management: An updated view of the market landscape
OSU Panel Discussion: Faculty experience with adaptive learning for Intro to Psychology course
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
Ellucian Stops Support for Brainstorm, its CBE platform
Recommended Reading: CBE platforms represent a truly niche market
Can There Be a Microscope of the Mind?
Lumen and Follett: Canary in the Curricular Materials Coal Mine?
Digital Badges Are Gaining Traction
Whither Moodle?
An Alternative to the Engineering Model of Personalized Learning
BbWorld Report: Blackboard May Be Turning Around
Why Moodle Supporters Should be Concerned
Cengage OpenNow: Big news on the OER front hiding in plain sight
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
OER Survey and Adoption Growth: It pays to check source material
Is Microsoft or Google your next LMS? The view from BETT
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
The Billion Dollar EdTech Platform Hole
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 Netflix of Education, ad nauseum
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

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