Technology and Learning

Technology and Learning

A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology

July 26, 2011 - 9:15pm
What technology do you carry to conferences? I'm packing up for the ECAR Symposia this week in Chicago - finding myself somewhat disturbed at the number of gadgets in my bag.
July 26, 2011 - 12:15am
Strong, well-researched, and in-depth and publicly available edtech company analysis is rare. This is why I was so pleased to read Casey Green's piece from 7/19/11 "After the Sale" on the Blackboard acquisition and the state of the LMS (learning management system) market.
July 24, 2011 - 10:00pm
The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain by Tali Sharot
July 21, 2011 - 9:45pm
What technology should every postsecondary institution invest in? An enterprise LMS? Lecture capture? Media management? Synchronous meeting or Web conferencing? Mobile learning and campus services? BORING. My vote goes to the Hustler Zeon. The website calls the Zeon, "the first electric zero-turn mower ever introduced to the green industry."
July 20, 2011 - 9:00pm
I'm counting on the IHE community to share some knowledge. Do any of you know anything about Apple University? TheNextWeb has a great infographic on Apple University.
July 19, 2011 - 9:15pm
Are you planning on holding synchronous class sessions, using Web meeting tools like Adobe Connect, Blackboard Collaborate, WebEx, or Microsoft Lync (what platforms am I missing?) Synchronous class meetings are now a necessary component of an online or blended learning program. Online synchronous classes, however, are difficult to do well. The guidelines below might help, and it will be good to hear from you about the best practices you've discovered for Web class meetings.
July 18, 2011 - 8:45pm
Do you get asked by edtech companies to provide input on product features and platform enhancements? Perhaps you've been asked to participate in a webinar under NDA, or a meeting during a professional conference such as EDUCAUSE. Maybe you've been asked to sit on a product advisory group, or to participate as a beta user.
July 17, 2011 - 9:00pm
Last week Netflix announced that the subscription cost for unlimited streaming and 1 DVD out at-a-time is increasing from $10 to $16, or 60%. 4 Lessons for Higher Ed from the Netflix Price Increase:
July 14, 2011 - 7:45pm
"The market for edtech information is broken -- and we'd like to glue the pieces together." This quote comes from the latest edSurge newsletter, a startup that describes itself as " a community watering hole and resource for those of us engaged in the emerging eco-system of education technology." You can (and should) sign-up for the the edSurge newsletter at edsurge.com. 7 Reasons Why I'm Excited about edSurge:
July 13, 2011 - 9:30pm
Recently, I was asked what advice I'd give to a new online learner. What are the main things that an online student should keep in mind when preparing to take a blended or fully online course? Below is my best shot - I'm curious what you would add, take away, and improve. 7 Keys to Success as an Online Learner:

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