This category includes digital curricular materials, including adaptive learning, assessments, OER, etc., as well as the vendors who sell them.
My father likes to say, “Never ascribe to malice that which simple stupidity can explain.” I read this as a story of good intentions with horrific execution.
The arc of curricular materials is long, but it bends toward entropy.
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?
How courseware could work with real product/market fit in mind.
A copyright lawsuit raises the question of the embodied value of textbooks.
The reason that courseware has disappointed as a product category is that we failed to understand the product/market fit of the paper textbook.