e-Literate is a weblog edited, published, and mostly written by Michael Feldstein about topics related to evidence-based practices for higher education—particularly those involving technology.
e-Literate features authors that have been carefully hand picked by Michael. These are always people whom he learns from and find personally interesting. The views that guest authors publish are solely their own and do not represent any sort of unified editorial position of e-Literate.
In many cases, guest blogging invitations are open, meaning that the guest bloggers are free to submit future posts when they wish on whatever topics they wish. Bloggers with open invitations are referred to as “featured bloggers” and have their own bio pages on the site in the “About the Authors” menu.
Guest blogging is by invitation only. Email requests to submit guest posts will be ignored.
All e-Literate authors retain copyright to their own works. Michael Feldstein does not claim copyright over any works published on e-Literate other than those he has personally authored. However, by publishing their content on e-Literate, the authors agree to release their works under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Any republication of e-Literate content must give attribution to the authors.
e-Literate does not accept advertisements. Requests to place ads on e-Literate will be ignored.
e-Literate occasionally does product reviews. However, we do not promise to review your product or even to respond to your email request to be reviewed.
Miscellaneous Requests for Help and Information
This blog has been created out of a desire to help fellow travelers in the world of educational technology. Individual requests for help or information will be taken seriously. However, not all requests for help can be accommodated or even answered. Your request is more likely to be answered if it is polite and provides some context.
Comments are invited but should be topical and civil. If your comment is judged inappropriate or offensive, it will be deleted. Commenters who are suspected of using fake names to preserve anonymity will be held to a significantly higher standard than those who use their real names. Comments made using fake email addresses will be deleted regardless of content, without exception.
Comments should not be directly promotional of specific companies or products. We appreciate disclosures of who the commenter works for, and comments about their company that clarify a discussion are welcome. But we discourage any link-baiting or overuse of company or product names that are not necessary for the conversation.We request that comments avoid being overly promotional, and we may moderate certain content and even ask people to modify comments accordingly before publishing.
Conflict of Interest and Relationship of Our Consulting Work
e-Literate has a related business and sometimes work with the companies and universities that we write about here. Consequently, we periodically remind you and update you on our conflict of interest policies. We do our best to avoid or minimize conflicts of interest where we can, but since our system isn’t perfect, we want you to understand how we handle them when they arise so that you can consider our analysis with the full context in mind. We value your trust and don’t take it for granted.
In many cases, clients want e-Literate to provide deeper, more heavily researched, and more tailored versions of the analysis that is provided publicly on this blog. In this situation, there isn’t a strong a direct conflict of interest between providing them with what they are asking for and writing public analysis about various aspects of their business. That said, no matter how hard we try to write objectively about an organization that is, was, or could be a client, human nature being what it is, we can’t guarantee that we will never be even subconsciously influenced in our thinking. That is why we have a policy to always disclose when we are blogging about a client. We have done this in various ways in the past.