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Content Trap

Wannabe edupreneurs would do well to read Bharat Anand’s The Content Trap. The book addresses the naivete of creators assumption that success will come from simply creating great content. Using a great number of what are likely to be familiar examples … Continue reading

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Apple vs Google and Adwords

Apple and Google have very different revenue models and these differences in their stance of embedded, online ads. Just to be clear the issues associated with ads can be argued on different levels (do producers deserve compensation, what information should … Continue reading

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Top online EdTech MA/MS programs

I ran across this listing of the top online edutechnology master’s programs. The methodology for the ranking is not provided. It seems to me that the top programs are long standing and long visible. When those who work in such … Continue reading

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When is it innovative?

I am not a Betsy DeVos fan, but I think public schools put themselves in a vulnerable position by limiting the ways in which they are willing to be innovative. The base position for public schools seems to be assuming … Continue reading

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When states and communities don’t/can’t support

The NYTimes article on companies supporting teachers to use their products has generated quite a response in the community of ed bloggers I follow. The new thing appears to be statements of personal policy when it comes to accepting resources. … Continue reading

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Remembering – again

Repost of a blog post following Katrina (unfortunately, the pictures are gone) Remembering Andy Carvin urged bloggers to devote entries of Sept. 2 to the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. It is an extremely difficult topic and a situation in which words … Continue reading

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Devoid of original thought

Whatever value Twitter might have, it is not my opinion that it is not particularly useful as a service for meaningful conversation. I have commented on this opinion in previous posts. As twitter chats have been a popular format among … Continue reading

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Preview – Turbonote

I read somewhere (The Content Trap) that content providers focused on something new should offer information in stages. The first stage involves alerting followers to what is now available. A later stage would involve a full description and analysis. This … Continue reading

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Searching with the duck

I like the idea of keeping competition going even when there is a large lead for one online service. DuckDuckGo continues as an alternative to Google. DuckDuckGo advertises its advantage as privacy and I read that the number of searches … Continue reading

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Cult of Hattie

The “research based” label still carries some weight in education. To me, the term means that a given suggestion has been offered knowing that researchers have collected data warranting a positive opinion on whatever is being recommended. One thing that … Continue reading

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