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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
I’m delighted to tell you that our featured guest for this Blursday Social is Rahim Rajan, Deputy Director of Post-Secondary Success at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). Rahim has been at the foundation for 10 years, so he quite the experience base from that perch. He’s also a fun and thoughtful guy to […]
Are you curious—or anxious—about machine learning and artificial intelligence EdTech? Do you want to know what the research does and doesn’t tell us about how data science tools help with student retention, success, and learning? Want to talk data ethics? Or about equity and economic theory? Or open-source in EdTech? Or the history of the […]