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July 16, 2012 - 9:00pm
This past weekend we dropped our younger daughter off at sleep-away camp. As we were helping her carry her trunk and meeting her counselors and bunk mates I had the following thoughts:
July 15, 2012 - 9:00pm
What edtech conferences do you attend? My list has included EDUCAUSE, ELI, ELI Learning Technology Leadership, ECAR Symposiums, BbWorld, various NERCOMP events, and a growing number of gatherings contiguous to our edtech ecosystem. So far I have not been to a Sloan-C event or an NMC conference, and I hope to make it out to InstructureCon one of these days.  
July 12, 2012 - 9:00pm
I'm 100% certain that half of the things that I think and write about Blackboard are wrong, I'm just not sure which half. Blackboard is a hard company to "get" because education is such a diverse business, technology moves so quickly, and Blackboard contains so many people, products and services.
July 11, 2012 - 9:00pm
What are you taking home as the big story of BbWorld 2012?  At this point (Wednesday night) I have 3 main takeaways.
July 10, 2012 - 9:00pm
My conclusions from day one of BbWorld, after listening to a range of Blackboard leaders and managers, are as follows:
July 9, 2012 - 10:00pm
Are you in New Orleans this week for the big Blackboard conference (or BbWorld as the company brands the conference)?What are your big goals for the conference?  What do you hope to learn from Blackboard?
July 8, 2012 - 9:00pm
We hear all the time that we are entering the "post PC era." Computers are out. Tablets are in. We will no longer be lugging around heavy machines with failure prone hard drives and bloated client applications. We will be carrying around thin and light screens (keyboard optional) that are portals to our cloud based apps and data.
July 5, 2012 - 9:00pm
I'm calling it. The age of software training is dead. We should never purchase another application or platform for our campus that requires any workshops, documentation, FAQs, or dedicated support people. If software is not intuitive and simple enough for people to teach themselves to use it then that software is flawed.
July 4, 2012 - 9:00pm
What would happen if the academic IT Department became the academic Collaboration Department?
July 2, 2012 - 9:00pm
Have you ever had an A/V (audio / visual) failure during a conference presentation? You are all ready to go with your talk and the projector will not work, the slides will not load, the audio is on the blink, your multimedia refuses to play?


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