Higher Education Webinars

Technology and Learning

A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology

March 1, 2011 - 10:00pm
My latest computer purchase is a Lenovo X201T Tablet. Around $1,500 - with 4 gigs of RAM and some other goodies.Am I the last person on earth to purchase a Windows 7 tablet computer? In all the talk about tablets, we never hear much about the Windows 7 version.
February 28, 2011 - 8:31pm
A company and service that I really like is Carbonite and its online backup service.I am actually a Carbonite Pro customer, a service that allows for central management of an unlimited number of computers (you pay by the amount of data backed up).
February 27, 2011 - 9:30pm
The last TV series that I sat and watched all the episodes straight through was the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (CBC) series "Intelligence". I watched both seasons, (there were only two - 25 episodes), via the Netflix streaming app on my iPad.3 Thoughts:
February 24, 2011 - 9:15pm
Been thinking about my media consumption diet. What I consume, and what I do not. Below is a quick estimation of the content, format, platform and sources of the media I consume. A couple of things stand out from these lists. No media through cable, satellite or broadcast TV. Almost never go to movies, Rarely purchase books at bookstores. Somewhat surprised how restricted my media diet looks, and how only a few "sources" (or providers) dominate.Books:
February 23, 2011 - 9:30pm
What is it about economics (behavioral and classical) and psychology that generates great books for non-academic readers? Where is the sociology? (although I guess Venkatesh did okay). Where is the demography? Where is the educational technology?
February 22, 2011 - 9:45pm
In a 2/18/11 article in The Motley Fool, "Why I'm Staying Away From For-Profit Education", Brian Stoffel argues that:
February 21, 2011 - 9:00pm
In higher ed, the unit of analysis that matters most is the course. We spend lots of time talking about professors, or students or curriculum or technology - where we should spend more time talking about the course.I'd like to share with you one example of a really innovative course format, one that I think can be scaled to other institutions without large investments in enterprise platforms.
February 20, 2011 - 8:30pm
1. Who is doing comparative research on the for-profit educational sector and the professionals who work in this industry? 2. Where can we find research on the for-profit educational sector that is unbiased and peer reviewed? 3. What researchers or institutions are conducting research on the for-profit education sector that presents balanced views of both the positives and negatives of this growing sector? 4. What can this research on for-profits teach us about the changing landscape of higher ed?
February 10, 2011 - 8:00pm
The nicest thing that one person can do for another is to give a book (maybe that is why I'm such a librarian groupie!). Imagine my joy when the UPS guy dropped off a big box full of 12 books! Actually 12 copies of The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, by Sam Kean.
February 9, 2011 - 9:30pm
Our next book club selection for our Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) is My Word!: Plagiarism and College Culture, by Susan Debra Blum.Do you do academic book clubbing on your campus?


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