Tag Archives: Higher education

Does Price Predict Quality of Educational Apps?


Skeptical about the instructional value of paid educational apps? Our research at Balefire Labs shows that you should be. We pretty regularly get questions and comments about paid versus free apps. There seem to be two general (and competing) schools … Continue reading

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Are MOOCs and Competency-Based Learning on a Collision Course?


Let’s just be clear: Massive Open Online Courseware (MOOC) and Competency-Based Learning (CBL) are not the same thing. They both claim to be “personalized” learning, but that personalization is expressed in completely different ways. In the case of the MOOC, the … Continue reading

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The Republican Education Platform for 2012


  The silly season of politics is upon us.  In an effort to do my part, I am going to endeavor, here, to provide an overview of the two parties’ education platforms.  My disclaimer is that I am digging through … Continue reading

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