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Instructure is now a decade old as a company and faces a crucial test this year with recent changes to their executive management team and the need to scale both Canvas (academic LMS) and Bridge (corporate learning LMS). The long-time head of sales, Marc Maloy, and head of marketing, Misty Frost, left Instructure in the fall. The company eventually hired a new head of marketing, Bjorn Eriksson from the world of
In iOS 9, back in the good times, Apple introduced the ability to install ad blockers on your iPhone or iPad, and lo, the mobile browsing experience was improved. Fewer ads, less tracking, etc. For a couple of years, I’d been pretty happily using 1Blocker, which was extremely effective. Recently, though I’d noticed a lot more . . . dreck on my mobile devices. Some of it–let’s face
The total number of students enrolled in American higher education declined this spring, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Here I’ll break down the results, then comment on their significance. The total number of enrolled students is 17,839,330, a 1.3% drop from the 18,071,004 we taught in spring 2017. That was, in turn, a 1.5% slip from spring 2016’s total of 18,343,655. The NSCRC breaks this down
Guest post by Duke faculty member Stacy Tantum, Associate Professor of the Practice, Electrical & Computer Engineering, one of Learning Innovation’s 2017 Active Learning Fellows. One of the biggest differences I’ve experienced in my Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering class [ECE 110L] since incorporating more group-based problem discussion and solving activities into lectures is a shift in the students’ questions from “How?” to “Why?” A few times during each class meeting
I just earned a “Blockchain Essentials” Digital Badge – for free (and it was fun) Kudos to IBM for putting together great mini-courses that are free to everyone and provide digital badges upon completion. I got a great introduction to Blockchain Essentials while also earning my first Digital Badge, in just a couple hours. It was a fun experience. I can't wait to take another one of these little
Food history books that teach us everything about the world.
Last week EdSurge hosted me for a video discussion about the book I’m writing. Jeff Young was a fine host, and also wrote up good notes. There is also a video recording of our conversation: A few aspects struck me. First, I appreciated the audience questions, which hit topics I don’t normally address – here, parenting and andragogy. Second, Jeff and the crowd were remarkably patient with my poor
In May, Learning Innovation held the kick-off week for our 2018 Active Learning Fellows. We welcomed a group of faculty members and one graduate student from a wide range of departments who will be spending the summer and fall exploring new methods of encouraging deeper student engagement and learning through active classroom methods and techniques. During the kick-off week, faculty explored and practiced practical active learning techniques. We also looked at topics
Vonnegut said, “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.” What we pretend to be—even curate, I think—is our digital selves. The way we present that digital self is, very often, through branding (whether we like it or not). Combine this with how much ProfHackers write about websites and it brings us to our topic for today. The most public-facing and
“Leaders are more powerful mentors when they learn, than when they teach.” Rosabeth Moss Kantor Unusually, last week I spent more time in the company of business women than I did men. The two primary stakeholders of a client are women, I had a business dinner with a fellow executive colleague, and I spent a day at a women’s technology conference. While conversations were mainly about business topics such as
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