Beware Edtech’s Equivalent of the Flashlight App

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The five most popular LMSs (Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas, D2L and Sakai), which account for more than 90 percent of the market share in higher education, are all designed based on a 10-year-old standard called the Learning Tools Interoperability (or LTI) standard. Edtech products designed on the LTI standard can serve as “plugins” to these LMSs. It is both impractical and unfair to expect every professor to invest their time in figuring the world of unbundled edtech out.

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Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

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To do that, it has partnered with the Empirical Educator Project , a group of colleges and edtech companies led by e-Literate , a popular education blog, that holds summits and encourages participants to try each others’ tools and approaches.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” UC Davis suffered a week-long LMS outage , and lots of folks had to weigh in with their thoughts on what this meant about Sakai , running one’s own infrastructure , and open source. Via Edsurge : “Three Rookie Mistakes That Edtech Entrepreneurs Make.” ” Via VC firm Reach Capital : “2016 Edtech Outlook.” Via Edutechnica : “ Sakai by the Numbers.” Education Politics. “ New Education Law: Bipartisan No More.”

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” “We Shut Down Our Edtech Startup. “ Sakai Is Probably Healthier Than You Think,” Michael Feldstein suggests. Education Politics. “ Education Department Proposes New Regulations to Protect Students and Taxpayers from Predatory Institutions.” ” From the Times Higher Education by way of Inside Higher Ed : “Poll of faculty members and administrators in British higher education finds they want their country to remain in E.U.