Technology and Learning

A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology

A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology

August 22, 2011 - 10:45pm
The levers available to reduce costs and improve quality in higher ed are all dependent, to some degree, on technology. 5 Opportunities:
August 21, 2011 - 10:45pm
August 18, 2011 - 9:00pm
This is a proposal (or a conversation starter) for Next Generation Learning Challenge (NGLC), EDUCAUSE, and the NGLC funders and partners. The NGLC is "….is a collaborative, multi-year grant program aimed at dramatically increasing college readiness and completion through applied technology.." and is partnered with EDUCAUSE and other organizations to "…disburse about $20 million over two years" (from IHE 10/11/10).
August 17, 2011 - 8:16pm
"There is something of a chicken-and-egg argument around instructional tech. Do faculty fail to demand new technology because they don't want it, or do they not want it because they don't have it? I think that a killer app for instructional tech might break the circle, but I have no idea what it would be. "--Posted by sibyl on August 15, 2011 at 9:00am EDT
August 16, 2011 - 9:54pm
Does our ability to effectively do our jobs in a blended learning, web-enabled, educational model ultimately reduce to the robustness of our data plan? Connectivity is the oxygen of productivity when courses are delivered ,in-part or in-full, via the web. The learning management system, synchronous classroom/meeting tool, and lecture capture platform dissolves into nothingness absent bandwidth. Without a connection, it is like our classrooms are submerged underwater, or perhaps dry but with all the usable oxygen sucked out. No Internet. No job.
August 15, 2011 - 9:15pm
So Google is going to spend $12.5 billion to acquire Motorola Mobility. If you read Larry Page's post, one of the reasons that Google chose Motorola is that they have a longstanding commitment to Android: "In 2008, Motorola bet big on Android as the sole operating system across all of its smartphone devices... Motorola’s total commitment to Android in mobile devices is one of many reasons that there is a natural fit between our two companies."
August 14, 2011 - 9:15pm
I'm hoping that we can circle back to Archibald and Feldman's 6/14/11 piece "What Bubble?" Archibald and Feldman write:
August 11, 2011 - 8:31pm
Some of the best advice I got recently about communicating is: "Don't filter information."
August 10, 2011 - 9:45pm
"lecture capture" and "improving quality of our courses" are not phrases I think belong in same sentence--from a tweet by Clint Lalonde @clintlalonde Victoria, BC, Canada, Manager of Learning Technologies, Royal Roads University - linking to my 8/10/11 post on CIO questions.
August 9, 2011 - 9:30pm
Question 1 - Quality: What is your plan to leverage technology to increase the quality of learning at our institution? Some answers to look for:

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