• The Elegant Design Imperative

    Elegance in the design of technology and user interfaces results in accessible applications, devices, and services. Providing elegant, accessible tools allows all users to fully participate in education, the workplace, and everyday life.

  • Creating MOOCs for Students in Developing Countries

    • by Satesh Bidaisee
    • May 8, 2017
    • Editors' Pick

    After an approach designed to attract students in developing countries missed its goals, St. George's University in Grenada created a highly successful massive open online course (MOOC). Real-time interactions and solid student support were key to the turnaround.

  • Data Information Literacy and Application

    While data management educational efforts from libraries gain traction, an often overlooked area of support is the ethical considerations of student awareness of and engagement with the personal data generated from online interactions.

  • Credentials, Reputation, and the Blockchain

    • by J. Philipp Schmidt
    • April 24, 2017
    • Editors' Pick

    Using the blockchain and strong cryptography permits creating certifications that put us in control of the full record of our achievements. Recipients can share a digital degree with an employer while providing trustworthy proof that the degree was in fact issued to the person presenting it. This raises interesting questions about the nature of recognizing and accrediting achievements.

  • Back to the Future of Edtech: A Meditation

    Fascinating “paleofuture” edtech artifacts illuminate both the past and the present — and offer insights into how we might think about the future of educational technology as well.