Higher Education Webinars
A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology
August 12, 2010 - 7:15pm
Q. Why don't Yugo's sustain much damage in a front-end collision? A. The tow truck takes the impact. Q. Why does a Yugo have rear a window defroster? A. To keep your hands warm as you push it. --from "The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History" by Jason Vuic.
August 11, 2010 - 9:30pm
The discussion around the economics of higher education yesterday was really amazing. I now have a list of articles and places to research to begin to go up the learning curve of post-secondary finance. Thank you. What I'm wondering now is how we can have an informed, nationwide discussion around the economics of higher education?
August 11, 2010 - 4:15am
Reading President Obama's higher ed speech, and the comments about his speech from all of you, has left me with a number of questions.
August 9, 2010 - 8:30pm
When our President gives a major speech devoted to higher education it is important that all of us take some time to listen and discuss what he has to say. If you have time, please go check out the full text of his speech in Austin. For those of you who do not have the time, I tried to pull out the quotes that I thought were most relevant and would lend themselves to discussion and debate.
August 8, 2010 - 5:28pm
Eric Stoller and his discussants make a compelling case for using Delicious. I'm no longer a Delicious person, and was wondering why the service has lost its utility in my digital life. Some possibilities why I no longer use Delicious:
August 5, 2010 - 4:15pm
What do we learn from Google's decision to kill the Wave?
August 4, 2010 - 3:45pm
"In four years at a fairly tech-savvy university, I never did anything with video mashups (or video in general) for class. What am I missing out on? What does video do that can't be done in other mediums?" (IHE 7/27/10 in a comment to Copyright Ruling + Online Video Platforms = Active Learning) Max followed up his comment with an e-mail:
August 3, 2010 - 9:00pm
In William Rosen's masterful new book, The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention, the most powerful idea is not the invention of the steam engine. Rather, the title refers to the development of the concept that ideas can be property, and that through the availability of patent law and capital, individuals tinkerers can become industrial scale innovators.
August 2, 2010 - 9:15pm
The NYTimes may not be convinced that our academic leaders should serve on multiple corporate boards, but I'm a big believer in participating in the academic-industrial complex.
August 1, 2010 - 6:28pm
Have you checked out Scitable, a free online teaching/learning portal combining peer reviewed articles and teaching materials with social networking features? Scitable has an interesting funding model, relying on an NPR approach of underwriting as opposed to advertising or subscriptions to pay for the service. Scitable's mission is to spread science literacy, and increase the number of people who choose science as a career, by making high quality science learning resources available online through a robust and flexible platform.
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