College Registrar Creates the ‘Yelp’ of Higher-Education Software

Megan O'Neil, Observatoire de Paris, Jan 13, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Readers will be forgiven if they don't know what the Yelp of Yelp is. The story says "Education technology now has its own version of popular, user-generated review sites like Yelp and Amazon." How popular is Yelp? It's popular enough that you can get restaurant reviews for many of Moncton's eateries - not bad for a small Canadian city. But student review sites are not new - they've been around more than a decade (see In this case, someone with good enough connections to land a Chronicle article has "made public Software PhD, which is designed to allow educators and vendors to exchange frank, constructive views about education software."

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