Technology and Learning

Technology and Learning

A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology

February 10, 2011 - 8:00pm
The nicest thing that one person can do for another is to give a book (maybe that is why I'm such a librarian groupie!). Imagine my joy when the UPS guy dropped off a big box full of 12 books! Actually 12 copies of The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, by Sam Kean.
February 9, 2011 - 9:30pm
Our next book club selection for our Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) is My Word!: Plagiarism and College Culture, by Susan Debra Blum. Do you do academic book clubbing on your campus?
February 9, 2011 - 9:30pm
Our next book club selection for our Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) is My Word!: Plagiarism and College Culture, by Susan Debra Blum. Do you do academic book clubbing on your campus?
February 8, 2011 - 5:00pm
Will higher ed follow the TV quality curve? TV today is immeasurably better than the time when I was in college ('87 to '91). Why has TV improved so much? And what can the reasons behind the improvement in TV teach us about improving higher ed? What were the best TV shows of the 1980s? My list would include:
February 7, 2011 - 9:15pm
How old will you be in 2050? I will be 81. At 81 I plan to be still working in higher ed, still running, still writing, still teaching, still contributing. What about you?
February 6, 2011 - 7:26pm
Go and check out Instructure's new Canvas LMS. You can play with the system, as I have been doing, by signing up for a free course account. Next, go ahead and read what Michael Arrington has to say about Instructure over at TechCrunch.
February 3, 2011 - 9:15pm
I recommend that you read Higher Education?: How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids and What We Can Do About It by Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus.
February 2, 2011 - 7:30pm
Yesterday, I wrote about what I learned about Capella U. The discussion around the post was great - a challenging, honest, and positive dialogue. Today I'd like to share some of my hopes for Capella:
February 1, 2011 - 9:15pm
The first for-profit EDU to take me up on my offer to connect has been Capella University. I spoke with Capella's Mike Buttry, VP Corporate Communications and Keith Koch, VP Next Generation Learning. Both Mike and Keith are very interested in building a dialogue across the higher ed community, and they both appear to be willing to address head on the criticisms most often leveled at for-profit education.
January 31, 2011 - 10:30pm
The mobile education company I'd start would look something like this: Customers: The near poor and aspirational middle-class in emerging economies. Revenue Model: Advertising and up-sell to paid content and services. Delivery Mechanism: Mobile internet devices (from smart phones to inexpensive tablets/notebooks). Services: Everything from English language lessons to test preparation to remedial learning to fully accredited degrees. The vision for this education company rests on 3 assumptions.

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