The pandemic forced us to face how fragmented digital learning experiences often are. Why is it still so hard to do better?
In my continuing tradition of inviting guests who are a lot smarter than me, our next two Blursday guests always challenge me and will challenge you too if come join us. This week (6/3) will be John Whitmer or, as he was affectionately called when he led learning analytics work at Blackboard, Dr. John. John […]
An anthropologist and a venture capitalist walk into a bar….
Democratizing the EdTech conference party.
We have a great group of featured guests coming to our Blursday Socials this month: Engageli CEO Dan Avida (4/15 at 4 PM ET): Engageli has gotten quite a bit of press (including from me) about its promising approach to creating a synchronous active learning experience that’s quite distinct from traditional web conferencing experiences. CEO […]
My partner Curtiss Barnes and I have been thinking a lot about punctuated equilibrium and how it might apply to post-pandemic education. We’re going to be both writing about it and having occasional Blursday Socials about it (starting this Blursday, 4/1). This post tees up both series. The basic idea Punctuated equilibrium is an idea […]
Ready to have all of your future-or-education prescriptions upended? EdTech industry veteran and learning design expert Anita Delahay just defended her dissertation in Experimental Psychology on a fascinating topic. She found that first- and second-year college students often gained more benefit from adjacent courses than from direct prerequisites. For example, a student in a second-semester […]