Higher Education Webinars
Tracy Mitrano explores the intersection where higher education, the Internet and the world meet (and sometimes collide).
October 1, 2010 - 8:54am
How is the young man who was in the room with Mr. Clementi doing? Thankfully, for him, we don't know his name, nor am I curious. Only concerned. If Mr. Clementi felt profoundly rattled by events, one can only imagine how he feels. The media, having gotten ahold of this story, has expanded the scope and amplification of the private act between him and Mr. Clementi many orders of magnitude beyond the original publication on the Internet.
September 20, 2010 - 12:00pm
Not-for-profit higher education faces numerous and serious challenges in contemporary global society: international competition in its “marketplace;” reduced government support for expanded access; quality education for both younger and older generations of learners; the growth of for-profit companies, institutes and programs encroaching on its traditional sphere; and, most important, low morale and a corresponding lack of commitment to its particular missions: to teach, research and to improve society through education, its processes as well as its creative works and discoveries.
September 7, 2010 - 2:00pm
Sometimes if you just wait long enough, everything falls into place.In terms of the ideas, that is what has happened in the Google/Verizon issue for this set of blogs. Intentionally I wanted to provide background for my opinion: that American society would benefit from strong regulatory presence in this area of “net neutrality.” In the meantime a couple of important developments have occurred. In two New York Times stories last week evidence for my position emerged: the F.C. C.’s request for more comment and consumer pushback on Google.
August 31, 2010 - 12:31pm
Remember Abbie Hoffman’s “Steal This Book!”? Transformed, “Watch This Video!":
July 28, 2010 - 2:30pm
In the next few blogs I will highlight some moments from the Institute for Computer Policy and Law held last week at Cornell in Ithaca, New York.http://www.sce.cornell.edu/exec/programs.php?v=CPL&s=OverviewFive sessions were captured on video and archived. They can be found at this page:
July 28, 2010 - 12:00pm
We had three knock-out sessions on Day 4. Nothing I say here will compare with simply watching the videos: http://cornellmediasite.cit.cornell.edu/mediasite/Catalog/pages/catalog.aspx?catalogId=a3fcdaa9-356a-49ce-80a8-7cb6f34990cHere are my take-aways from each session:
July 27, 2010 - 2:17pm
A new ruling from the United States Copyright Office that is making the rounds in higher education and blogosphere circles has a simple core meaning: fair use now applies to section 1200 of the DMCA, the anti-circumvention provision.
July 21, 2010 - 6:48am
This is an outstanding year for ICPL! The quality of the presenters, their presentations, the attendees and their participation ranks at an all time high. Allow me to provide a flavor.
July 19, 2010 - 5:41pm
Steve begins his second presentation with a primer for FERPA in the electronic age. He is the expert on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, so we are fortunate indeed. What are the principles? No disclosure, as a rule, of education records, notice if the institution does disclose (unless there is a legal exception, for example in the case of an act of terrorism), access to student to read and, if necessary, ability to change mistaken information (for example, the wrong grade).
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