Higher Education Webinars
A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology
December 4, 2011 - 8:56pm
While Niall Ferguson's new book, Civilization: The West and the Rest, is mostly about the past, it true importance is what it says about our future. Nowadays it is hard not too worry about the future, as we struggle from one funding crisis to the next, watching resources for public investments (like education) erode.
December 1, 2011 - 8:46pm
My campus is in the middle of a strategic planning process, and I have the good fortune of participating in the "digital" working group.
November 30, 2011 - 8:00pm
Audrey Watters' post inspired me to spend some time building a new Coursekit site.
November 29, 2011 - 9:00pm
2011 was the year that I tried some Apple and Microsoft mashups. They failed.
November 28, 2011 - 8:55pm
I'm intrigued by this whole idea of borrowing Kindle books from my public library.
November 27, 2011 - 8:12pm
If I were with you now, I'd ask you what you are reading. Why did you choose your current book? Paper, e-book, or audio? Library, bookstore or online? How have your book reading habits changed? What do you plan to read next?
November 22, 2011 - 8:57pm
Two book recommendations for Thanksgiving 2011 are Robert Frank's The High-Beta Rich and Michael Lewis' Boomerang. These books go nicely as a pair, as the first seeks to explain the consequences of the financialization of wealth and the second follows this trend to its ultimate conclusion (world economic crisis and default). If you were planning on going crazy on Black Friday at Best Buy with your credit card, you might be wiser to download (buy?) these books and stay home reading.
November 21, 2011 - 8:18pm
Why is the e-book borrowing experience with OverDrive so atrocious? How is it that Amazon is able to make the "Kindle Books from Your Local Library" so easy, while OverDrive makes the process so painful?
November 20, 2011 - 8:44pm
Last week I had the privilege of spending time with some members of our student Hacker Club. The goal of this discussion, one of many that we are having with many members and groups in our community, is to identify the digital ideas and innovations that hold the most promise for our institution.
November 17, 2011 - 9:25pm
My ability to make strong arguments about how our academic libraries should navigate the new ecosystem of digital books (e-books & audiobooks) seems to be inversely related to the amount of time I spend engaging the library community on these issues.