Beware Edtech’s Equivalent of the Flashlight App

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And with the sort of clarity that makes one feel a little dumb, it struck me: the great technology trend reversal of our times is hurtling at us. This shift is happening in education technology as well, notably with the learning management system (LMS). 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. Education Technology Teaching & Learning Higher Education

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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. ” Larry Cuban on “ Integrating Technology In Classrooms: Teach To One in a Oakland Charter School.” Via Edsurge : “Three Rookie Mistakes That Edtech Entrepreneurs Make.” ” Via VC firm Reach Capital : “2016 Edtech Outlook.”

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” Via The Clarion-Ledger : “Contracts between the Mississippi Department of Education and two of the state superintendent’s former co-workers appear to duplicate technology-related services while costing the state hundreds of thousands of dollars.” ” “We Shut Down Our Edtech Startup. “ Sakai Is Probably Healthier Than You Think,” Michael Feldstein suggests. Education Politics.