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Technology and Learning

A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology

October 10, 2012 - 9:00pm
The idea to use NPR as model for how higher ed could change is not my own. I heard the analogy of how higher ed could evolve to mimic the NPR model from a colleague at a conference, and the idea has stuck in my head.  (Perhaps you have heard the analogy before?).
October 9, 2012 - 9:00pm
We have too few books that feature designers who work in 24 hour (potentially magical) bookstores who can program in Ruby and who are obsessed with fantasy literature and data visualization.
October 8, 2012 - 9:00pm
Have you downloaded the IHE survey Debt, Jobs, Diversity and Who Gets In: A Survey of Admissions Directors?
October 4, 2012 - 10:00pm
My Kindle $119 Kindle Paperwhite with $39.99 persimmon leather cover arrived today.  I'm already reading more. This is a beautiful device.
October 3, 2012 - 9:00pm
If you read (or place in your syllabus) only one book this year about the U.S. war in Afghanistan, then Little America should be it.
October 2, 2012 - 9:00pm
This past Monday I attended the Innovation to Drive Productivity in Postsecondary Education meeting sponsored by the The Department of Education that Paul Fain describes in his 10/2 IHE article. I'm writing this post in an effort to respond to some of the comments to Fain's article.  
October 1, 2012 - 9:00pm
I read Harvest Moon's beautiful essay "Quitting an Adjunct Career" with both sadness and a sense of familiarity. Like Harvest, I also trained as a sociologist, and have taught numerous sociology courses outside of the tenure track.  Like Harvest, I also made the decision to not engage in anymore adjunct teaching - as the rewards for doing so have become inadequate to the opportunity costs inherent in the incredibly time and energy consuming task of teaching.  And like Harvest, I also deeply miss the many joys of teaching.
September 30, 2012 - 9:00pm
This fall I have 3 flights on USAirways. Unless something changes between now and EDUCAUSE, on none of these flights will I be able to manage my travel on my iPhone.
September 27, 2012 - 9:00pm
It's somewhat of a core tenet amongst our edtech crowd that we should be platform agnostic. Mac, Windows, Linux - our e-learning materials will work as long as you can fire up a browser.
September 26, 2012 - 9:00pm
Our students want to interact with their courses on mobile devices. The problem is that we have built our online platforms mostly around the browser. The LMS providers are all putting out mobile apps, but so far I have found that these apps offer a poor experience compared to the browser.


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