With demise of Texas ITL, confession on failure of engineering model of personalized learning, and pivot from Jefferson Accelerator, it’s time to revise the Ed Tech Purgatory post.
Timothy Harfield commented on Arizona State University’s approach to pilots and scaling innovation at ASU. .@philonedtech excellent comment on the problem of scaling innovation in #HigherEd. This is a central concern for @UIAinnovation. — Timothy D. Harfield (@tdharfield) June 4, 2015 excellent comment on the problem of scaling innovation in #HigherEd. This is a central […]
While at SXSWedu, I was able to visit Austin Community College’s ACCelerator lab, which got a fair bit of publicity over the past month. While the centerpiece of ACCelerator usage is for developental math, the 600+ workstation facility spread over 32,000 square feet also supports Tutoring in a variety of subjects, First year experience, Group advising, Academic Coaching, Adult Education, Continuing […]
Last week the University of Texas’ Dana Center announced a new initiative to digitize their print-based math curriculum and expand to all 50 community colleges in Texas. The New Mathways Project is ‘built around three mathematics pathways and a supporting student success course’, and they have already developed curriculum in print: Tinkering with the traditional sequence […]
Recently I wrote a post about many ed tech products being stuck in pilots without large-scale adoption. In our consulting work Michael and I often help survey institutions to discover what technologies are being used within courses, and typically the only technologies that are used by a majority of faculty members or in a majority of […]
Steve Kolowich wrote an article yesterday in the Chronicle that described the use of LectureTools, a student engagement and assessment application created by faculty member Perry Sampson at the University Michigan. These two paragraphs jumped out at me. The professor has had some success getting his colleagues to try using LectureTools in large introductory courses. In the spring, […]
Alternate Headline: “Our Long National Nightmare is Over – SJSU and Udacity solve problem of college graduates being able to pass remedial math” The more I read on SJSU’s announcement on the pilot program, the more troubled I am with the lack of clear description of student population change (I wrote briefly about the change in student […]