Information Age vs Generation Age Technologies for Learning

It is absolutely critical that everyone who cares about technology-mediated learning understand this point. There is a seismic shift in perspective necessary from pre-generative AI technologies to generative AI technologies. It requires changes in the way we think about everything – from pedagogy to supporting infrastructure. I’ve been writing and speaking about this for months … Read more

An “AI Student Agent” Takes an Asynchronous Online Course

The earlier we all start thinking about this problem, the sooner we can start generating ideas and potential solutions. Given the magnitude of impact generative AI is having and will have in education (and many other aspects of life), I’m working with some diligence to keep up to date with developments in the field. Recently, … Read more

Pervasive Threats to Validity in the OER Adoption Research; or, Three Questions to Ask When You Read OER Adoption Research

As I’ve been (re-)reading OER adoption research through a more critical lens I’m seeing a recurring pattern of significant threats to validity in the designs of studies purporting to measure the impact of OER adoption on student outcomes. While there are numerous methodological issues to consider, in this essay I’ll discuss three. Specifically, I’ll share: … Read more