23 août 2014

On ECAR data and ed tech purgatory

By Phil Hill. 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 courses are the following:
  • AV presentation in the classroom;
  • PowerPoint usage in the classroom (obviously connected with the projectors);
  • Learning Management Systems (LMS);
  • Digital content at lower level than a full textbook (through open Internet, library, publishers, other faculty, or OER); and
  • File sharing applications. [snip].
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