Technology and Learning

Technology and Learning

A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology

December 14, 2011 - 8:00pm
I'm in the middle of reading (actually listening to) Daniel Yergin's amazing new book The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.  Are any of you also reading The Quest?  (It is 816 pages, or almost 30 hours in audio - and worth every second).
December 13, 2011 - 8:00pm
YouTube announced YouTube for Schools today, a variant of YouTube designed to be more education friendly.
December 12, 2011 - 8:00pm
I've been playing with the Canvas for iOS app on my iPhone and iPad for the past couple of days.
December 11, 2011 - 8:00pm
This post is aimed at university chief investment officers. Please don't put endowment resources into the planned 2012 Facebook IPO. If Russian oligarchs or Wall Street fund managers want to place a Facebook bet, by all means go for it.
December 8, 2011 - 8:10pm
Raise your hand if you are not on the tenure track, but long for the space and time to think, write, reflect, and create? I know that faculty do many many things beyond research and writing, (teaching, advising, service, etc.),  but it is almost exclusively faculty who get to conduct research and publish results. 
December 7, 2011 - 9:00pm
Committee work may be time intensive. And committee work might not be as relevant as we'd like for promotion. But committee work is not hard work.
December 6, 2011 - 9:02pm
This past weekend I went bowling, and I lost.  3 games to nil.  My opponent - a 13 year old middle-schooler. 
December 5, 2011 - 9:00pm
I have this hypothesis that edtech companies are overly worried about sharing their future product roadmaps, and that they would in fact benefit from being more transparent and inclusive in the development and sharing of future plans.
December 4, 2011 - 8:56pm
While Niall Ferguson's new book, Civilization: The West and the Rest, is mostly about the past, it true importance is what it says about our future. Nowadays it is hard not too worry about the future, as we struggle from one funding crisis to the next, watching resources for public investments (like education) erode.
December 1, 2011 - 8:46pm
My campus is in the middle of a strategic planning process, and I have the good fortune of participating in the "digital" working group.

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