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February 6, 2011 - 7:26pm
Go and check out Instructure's new Canvas LMS. You can play with the system, as I have been doing, by signing up for a free course account. Next, go ahead and read what Michael Arrington has to say about Instructure over at TechCrunch.
February 3, 2011 - 9:15pm
I recommend that you read Higher Education?: How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids and What We Can Do About It by Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus.
February 2, 2011 - 7:30pm
Yesterday, I wrote about what I learned about Capella U. The discussion around the post was great - a challenging, honest, and positive dialogue.Today I'd like to share some of my hopes for Capella:
February 1, 2011 - 9:15pm
The first for-profit EDU to take me up on my offer to connect has been Capella University. I spoke with Capella's Mike Buttry, VP Corporate Communications and Keith Koch, VP Next Generation Learning. Both Mike and Keith are very interested in building a dialogue across the higher ed community, and they both appear to be willing to address head on the criticisms most often leveled at for-profit education.
January 31, 2011 - 10:30pm
The mobile education company I'd start would look something like this:Customers: The near poor and aspirational middle-class in emerging economies.Revenue Model: Advertising and up-sell to paid content and services.Delivery Mechanism: Mobile internet devices (from smart phones to inexpensive tablets/notebooks).Services: Everything from English language lessons to test preparation to remedial learning to fully accredited degrees.The vision for this education company rests on 3 assumptions.
January 30, 2011 - 9:45pm
TechSmith puts its pricing for its terrific presentation capture Relay system right on its website.
January 27, 2011 - 9:15pm
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 Kean2 Reasons to Read The Disappearing Spoon:
January 26, 2011 - 10:58pm
10 Ideas and Reasons for an Apple, Cisco, Google and Microsoft University:
January 25, 2011 - 8:45pm
Google announced today a new education category in its Google Apps Marketplace. You can read about the "20 applications from 19 vendors" at this link, watch the video below, and decide for yourself if this is a big deal in our world?
January 24, 2011 - 9:15pm
The EDU mood lately has not been kind to the Kindle. It's all "iPad this" and "iPad that". In comparison to the iPad, the Kindle is: bad for taking notes; bad for marking up text; incapable of surfing the web; incapable of displaying video….the list goes on.How can the Kindle, and Amazon, get its EDU Mojo back?

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