Higher Education Webinars
A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology
January 25, 2012 - 8:30pm
I want be very careful and cautious when talking about how to best identify and remediate security vulnerabilities in our learning management systems (LMS). The security of our LMS platforms is too important a topic in which to draw conclusions or recommendations in the absence of expert recommendations and an informed discussion.
January 24, 2012 - 8:30pm
On 1/18 Eric Stoller wrote about the lack of a captioning option on the Vimeo web video platform.
January 23, 2012 - 8:30pm
This past week I was sent 10 questions from Rachael Hanel, who asked to interview me by e-mail for a course assignment in the graduate certificate program in Instructional Design for Organizations that she is enrolled in at Kaplan University.
January 22, 2012 - 8:00pm
This February 5th I'll definitely be able to watch the Super Bowl. Legally.
January 19, 2012 - 9:00pm
The Apple Education Event is now available to watch online. Have you checked it out yet? We will have to see how this all plays out in the next 24 months, if Apple's push for iPad textbooks gains any significant market share (vs. mindshare), if textbook prices move at all, and how other digital textbook players such as Inkling, Chegg, and Kno are impacted.
January 18, 2012 - 8:30pm
Eric Stoller's 1/16 post "Where are the Radical Practitioners?" struck a nerve with much of our community, and at this writing some 40 people are debating and discussing the questions that Eric raised.
January 17, 2012 - 8:30pm
Coursekit's announcement on 1/2/12 that it had secured a $5 million Series A round of venture capital financing is important news in our industry. Perhaps more interesting than the money is that the investment is being led by a venture firm, Social+Capital Partnership, that was started by former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya. This investment will give the founders of Coursekit something perhaps even more valuable than development capital, that is networks and guidance within and from experience and plugged-in Silicon Valley veterans.
January 16, 2012 - 8:30pm
"A Blackboard spokesman declined to comment on the various companies seeking some of its business." From Cracking Up the LMS: What Does the LMS of the Future Look Like? 1/11/12 by Steve Kolowich. Ray Henderson, President of Blackboard Learn, subsequently offered a terrific (balanced, honest, and positive) response in comments area (definitely go and read what Ray had to say).
January 15, 2012 - 8:29pm
Stealth of Nations: The Global Rise of the Informal Economy by Robert Neuwirth "System D" is Neuwirth's term to describe what others have called the "informal economy", "the gray market", or the "underground economy."