Technology and Learning

Technology and Learning

A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology

January 27, 2010 - 8:57pm
The risk of the iPad for higher education is that the device will prove a "sustaining innovation" in learning technology.
January 26, 2010 - 9:07pm
Nicholas Carr writes that he "… feel(s) sorry for the kids at Cushing Academy." Cushing is the New England prep school that is substituting digital for print in its school library. In an open letter Cushing parents, alumni, and friends, Headmaster James Tracy writes:
January 25, 2010 - 8:49pm
The other day my CIO asked me, "So exactly how much time do you spend each day blogging?" Maybe not a question you want your boss asking in these times of fiscal constraint. But I was able to answer immediately and truthfully: 30 minutes.
January 24, 2010 - 6:11pm
Hope you can participate in this Tuesday's EDUCAUSE Live! - The Convergence of Lecture Capture and Social Media, January 26, 2010 1:00 p.m. ET. You can register for the free Webinar at this link.
January 21, 2010 - 7:37pm
I'm still depressed about not attending the 2010 EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting, "Learning Environments for a Web 2.0 World." These people are my Tribe, and I feel a sense of loss in being unable to join them in Austin.
January 20, 2010 - 8:11pm
The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative's (ELI's) 7 Things You Should Know About series is one of my favorite monthly publications. Recent 7 Things publications included briefs about Next-Generation Presentation Tools, Google Wave, collaborative annotation, telepresence, data visualization, and microblogging.
January 19, 2010 - 8:56pm
Innovation in learning catalyzed by technology operates most productively when centered on a physical space. I think all of us in academic technology can learn a great deal from the model that some language / resources centers adopt. The model that I have observed, and which I think the language lab world has evolved toward, includes these four elements:
January 18, 2010 - 5:49pm
The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) annual meeting is being held this week in Austin. The theme of the meeting is: "Learning Environments for a Web 2.0 World," with the conference centered around exploring: "….models for the future of learning that fuse emerging technologies and learner-centered strategies to yield new learning environments designed for student success."
January 17, 2010 - 5:58pm
The annual Horizon Report is essential reading and discussion material in educational technology. This is the report that I hope is passed around and discussed by academic IT departments. Better yet, a proactive leader could lead her department through the Horizon Report methodology, creating a structured opportunity for colleagues to discuss the most important trends and technologies in learning technology.
January 14, 2010 - 9:41pm
Have any of you ever purchased a set of DVDs or audio CDs from The Teaching Company? We got a catalog in at home in the mail yesterday, it felt like an artifact from another era. The Web site for The Teaching Company reads:

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