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September 20, 2010
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
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
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
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
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.
September 13, 2010
Great story today on IHE about OpenCast's release of Matterhorn 1.0, the open source lecture capture system. The story ends with a great quote from Eric Burns, the COO of Panopto, on how Matterhorn will benefit the proprietary lecture capture vendors:
September 12, 2010
The $139 Kindle is a game changer. 2011 will be the year that the traditional paper coursepack (finally) disappears, to be replaced by a default digital version with the option to print on demand. And if things go right, the Kindle should be the dominant coursepack delivery platform.
September 9, 2010
I'm in the learning business, which makes my tendency to slip into "schoolyard folk wisdom, or empty theorizing" about learning less forgivable. Apparently, some of the things I thought I knew about how the brain learns are just wrong. Check out "Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits," by Benedict Carey for the NYTimes (9/6/10). 3 specifics that I've (falsely) incorporated into my mental map of brain learning include:
September 8, 2010
Great dialogue this week in our discussion of the relationship between the for-profit and non-profit educational sectors. Thank you to everyone who has contributed.
September 7, 2010
The comment posts and discussion in yesterday's blog post on "3 Ideas for For-Profit Communication" are fascinating. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far to the discussion. (The debate and questions raised in the comments section are fascinating - and I'm particularly pleased that people from the for-profit and non-profit world are contributing). I was struck by what MiddleMgmt wrote: