Higher Education Webinars

Technology and Learning

A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology

November 7, 2012 - 8:45pm
The 2012 EDUCAUSE Exhibit Hall (the vendor floor) features 270 edtech companies.  From Aastra (booth #669/671 - audio and video conferencing, business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency planning, cloud computing and services, enterprise information systems, wireless) to Xirrus (booth #627/691 - hardware, identity and access management, network infrastructure, network security and applications, wireless) - with anyone and everyone in the edtech space (except Apple) in between.
November 6, 2012 - 11:00pm
What are your goals for EDUCAUSE 2012?  What do you hope to learn at the conference?  What insights and information do you hope to take back to your campus?
November 5, 2012 - 9:00pm
If you are reading Nate Silver's awesome book The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don't you know that: a)  The track record of forecasters for predicting future events is abysmal. b)  There is no correlation (and indeed an inverse correlation) between the confidence that one makes predictions and the accuracy of these prognostications.
November 4, 2012 - 10:30pm
If I could choose one theme that I hope resonates with EDUCAUSE attendees this year it would be around productivity. 
November 1, 2012 - 9:00pm
Are you going to EDUCAUSE in Denver the week of 11/5?   If you are an "IT Decision Maker" on your campus, someone who decides what your institution or school or even department purchases, then there will be many folks at EDUCAUSE that will want to meet you.   How do you choose which vendors to meet?
November 1, 2012 - 5:00am
Instructure announced today that it’s launching a new service called Canvas Network. The service is being positioned as an alternative to existing MOOC vendors or platforms (such as Coursera or EdX) to allow schools to teach open online courses on the Canvas platform.
October 30, 2012 - 9:00pm
I'm betting that there is a strong overlap between our IHE community and fans of Steven Johnson. If you are like me you got hooked on Steven Johnson's Everything Bad is Good for You, and have loved his subsequent books (like The Ghost Map, The Invention of Air, and Where Good Ideas Come From).
October 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
Are any of you planning to buy Microsoft's new Surface tablet? Which model interests you more, the Surface with Windows RT or the Surface with Windows 8 Pro?
October 28, 2012 - 9:11pm
Will this major weather event provide evidence for the resilience or the fragility of our postsecondary systems, which are increasingly reliant on power and bandwidth to operate?
October 25, 2012 - 9:00pm
Is the Economist getting into the concise non-fiction e-book business? Will the Economist be the latest organization to trade on its brand and stable of thought leaders to challenge traditional publishers with an e-book only strategy?


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