Twenty years later, it still looks broken to me.
The "Big Picture" category covers larger trends and topics that influence both the problems that technology can help address in education as well as the barriers to implementing high-quality technology-supported education. This includes research-based topics such as learning science and program effectiveness studies, philosophical discussions such as outcomes definitions, and macro-forces such as government policy, markets, and business models.
The arc of history is long, but I want to believe, admittedly against much evidence, that it bends toward sanity.
I’m in a bad mood today.
The phrase “empowering educators” is a cliché that usually doesn’t mean much. We could use the language of business—as I have—to describe educators as knowledge workers and think about optimizing their workflows to reduce the amount of time they spend on low-value tasks and increase their opportunities to apply their expert judgment to high-value tasks. […]
How can we create engaging, meaningful educational experiences that will bring students back to college?
Sometimes “inevitability” is just a failure of imagination.
How can investors identify quality when they see it?