California is supporting the research-backed practice of emergency financial support, which is good. But they don’t appear to be approaching it in a research-minded way, which is bad.
"Policy" covers legislation and regulation that impact technology enabled education initiatives.
PIRG’s SPARC group filed a brief with the Department of Justice opposing the merger between Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education. The section on data danger is worth a close read.
At what point does a theme become a schtick? These ‘deeply flawed’ reports on online education are pushing towards the latter.
I’m thrilled to announce our first Empirical Educator Project contribution. From the press release: Carnegie Mellon University and Duke University have shared newly available free tools that will significantly lower the barriers to conducting ethical educational research. The two universities contributed the tools through e-Literate’s Empirical Educator Project (EEP), an effort to promote broader adoption […]
Unlike Hoxby report, new GMU study of online education asks good questions and describes research accurately (for the most part), but like past report this one is also deeply flawed and causes more harm than good.
How do you save students money that they weren’t already spending? You can’t, and OpenStax adjusts their savings data in a welcome move in the OER community.
Disastrous senate bill in Hawai’i that would have mandated usage of OER for all UH courses is changed in committee hearings