Update– Please see follow-on posts addressing changes since this post: Nov 13, 2016: “Piazza Response To Blog Post On Student Privacy” Nov 21, 2016: “University Responses to Piazza: Some good, some bad, some web site changes” Dec 21, 2016: “Piazza Makes Three Significant Changes To Deal With Privacy Issues” Piazza is a collaborative question-and-answer platform […]
It’s interesting how one phrase can cause such a reaction. There is an interesting angle here in that Sakai is open source yet data is not easily recoverable. This comment came from the original post discussing UC Davis’ SmartSite disaster when their Sakai hosting partner Scriba botched a data center move, leading to a university of […]
When I first heard about the recent LMS outage at UC Davis – which left the school with no LMS access for a full week and without a fully functional LMS through the remainder of the spring term – it was quite clear that this was an unusual situation. There have been plenty of other LMS […]
[ed. Cydney Jones is a junior at UC Davis, and she was kind enough to share information and insights during my coverage of the UC Davis LMS outage (their Sakai-based LMS is branded as SmartSite and hosted by Scriba). I asked her if she could write a post giving a student’s inside view of the situation. […]
After the LMS outage that started May 20th – covered here, here, and here at e-Literate – UC Davis has finished its spring academic term as of June 9th using two partial systems, one for faculty and one for students and neither of which is fully functional. In other words, UC Davis never fully recovered its […]
More than anything else, SRI’s meta-analysis of adaptive learning studies shows that we won’t be able to prove what works until we start designing better and more consistent studies.
Phil has been a busy boy, putting out two pieces about some Blackboard research that had gotten some negative responses and two more on a horrifically bad LMS outage for UC Davis and other universities using support vendor Scriba. Our main schtick here at e-Literate is to get beyond the headlines. We try to explain what is actually happening and why it is […]