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August 31, 2010
August 30, 2010
Netflix recently announced a new iPhone and Touch app that lets subscribers stream video over 3G and Wi-Fi connections. You can watch a quick video about the application from Netflix at this link.
August 29, 2010
Requirement 1 - Copyright Clearance: The ability to clear copyrights and gain permissions for all course readings submitted to the provider. Content may include book chapters, journal articles, case studies, magazine and newspaper articles, and textbook chapters.
August 26, 2010
"Restrictions on enrollments at community colleges, particularly, are among the factors that have driven students to for-profit institutions, where tuitions are significantly higher." --from 3 Million and Counting, IHE 8/26/10 Ideas to Increase Enrollments Without Significantly Driving Up Costs:
August 25, 2010
Over the past two-days my institution held our Active Learning Institute, a professional development opportunity focused on teaching and learning. The Active Learning Institute is run out of our Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL), with participants drawn from faculty, lab instructors, and future teaching faculty.
August 24, 2010
I saw a great presentation today (on the brain and learning) where the speaker made wonderful use of PowerPoint. Some of the things the speaker did with his PowerPoint included:
August 23, 2010
We signed up today for the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative 2010 Online Fall Focus Session - "Blended Learning: The 21st-Century Learning Environment". The sessions are on September 15th and 16th (noon to 5:30), and include keynote and plenary sessions, follow-up Q&A's, project rounds, and scenario discussions.
August 22, 2010
I decided to read Sheena Iyengar's new book, The Art of Choosing, after watching her TED Talk. The opportunity to give a TED Talk must rank just below inclusion in the Oprah book club. Does anyone know just how big the book selling boost is for authors appearing on TED?
August 12, 2010
Q. Why don't Yugo's sustain much damage in a front-end collision? A. The tow truck takes the impact. Q. Why does a Yugo have rear a window defroster? A. To keep your hands warm as you push it. --from "The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History" by Jason Vuic.
August 11, 2010
The discussion around the economics of higher education yesterday was really amazing. I now have a list of articles and places to research to begin to go up the learning curve of post-secondary finance. Thank you. What I'm wondering now is how we can have an informed, nationwide discussion around the economics of higher education?