Technology and Learning
A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology
September 27, 2010 - 9:00pm
Congratulations to the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) for putting on their amazing Online Fall Focus Session on 9/15 and 9/16 on "Blended Learning: The 21st-Century Learning Environment". This virtual conference came at an ideal time for my institution, as we are in the planning stages for our first fully blended degree program.
September 26, 2010 - 9:45pm
Hello any fellow Audible/Amazon Platinum Membership subscribers who manage to find this message. We are a tribe of dedicated audiobook listeners, marginalized by the greater reading public, willing to give Audible/Amazon $229.50 upfront to receive 24 credits all at once. We join this plan because the cost of a single book works out to $9.56 - by far the most cost effective method to purchase audiobooks. We join this plan because we love Audible. We join this plan because audiobooks have changed our lives.
September 23, 2010 - 8:00pm
Course Name: The Writing of Richard KatzInstructor: Joshua KimPrerequisites: manyClassroom: virtualMaterias:http://www.educause.edu/Community/MemDir/Profiles/RichardNKatz/39756
September 22, 2010 - 10:00pm
5 reasons why I loved reading Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, on my Kindle Wi-Fi, 6": 1. Amazing book - the device disappeared. No, really - the book is as good as the hype. If you are not reading Freedom right now you are going to miss out on some great conversations.
September 21, 2010 - 11:00pm
Health care and education are the defining issues of our time. These industries share a common set of challenges around costs, access, and quality. We have the world's greatest hospitals and colleges, doctors and professors - and people from around the world continue to look to our health care and academic institutions for leadership and innovation. People working in these two sectors also share a common realization that we cannot go into the future as we have proceeded in the past. We need to find ways to bend the cost curves for health care costs and tuition.
September 20, 2010 - 3:45pm
The problem with reviewing Nick Bilton's amazing new book, "I Live in the Future & Here's How It Works: Why Your World, Work, and Brain Are Being Creatively Disrupted" is confirmation bias. Nick says things I agree with, and therefore I'm likely to approve both of his arguments and the way in which he makes them.
September 19, 2010 - 9:00pm
What are you ideas about the importance and future of campus media management? How is your campus managing all the media that is being created by lecture capture, student video projects, the digitization of curricular videos, and the uploading of clips into your course management system? Do you have a platform that allows for the upload, transcoding, tagging, searching, streaming, and embedding of curricular media?
September 16, 2010 - 9:15pm
Interstate 69: The Unfinished History of the Last Great American Highway by Matt Dellinger tells the story what may prove to be the nation's last major new territory superhighway.
September 15, 2010 - 9:30pm
This post is not about Google's new Priority Inbox feature for Gmail. Yes, I'm trying it - seems like a great idea. This post is about how amazing the cartoon for Priority Inbox is - how persuasive, informative, and amusing. Check it out.
September 14, 2010 - 9:45pm
Thought I'd try an experiment of sharing with you some of the best practices I'm trying to write up about the rhythm of online teaching, in the hopes that you will provide some ideas and feedback. Ideally this would be a wiki, but we are stuck with a blog platform. While I'm writing about online teaching, I think the principles apply to on-ground and blended learning.