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November 1, 2012 - 5:00am
Instructure announced today that it’s launching a new service called Canvas Network. The service is being positioned as an alternative to existing MOOC vendors or platforms (such as Coursera or EdX) to allow schools to teach open online courses on the Canvas platform.
October 30, 2012 - 9:00pm
I'm betting that there is a strong overlap between our IHE community and fans of Steven Johnson. If you are like me you got hooked on Steven Johnson's Everything Bad is Good for You, and have loved his subsequent books (like The Ghost Map, The Invention of Air, and Where Good Ideas Come From).
October 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
Are any of you planning to buy Microsoft's new Surface tablet? Which model interests you more, the Surface with Windows RT or the Surface with Windows 8 Pro?
October 28, 2012 - 9:11pm
Will this major weather event provide evidence for the resilience or the fragility of our postsecondary systems, which are increasingly reliant on power and bandwidth to operate?
October 25, 2012 - 9:00pm
Is the Economist getting into the concise non-fiction e-book business? Will the Economist be the latest organization to trade on its brand and stable of thought leaders to challenge traditional publishers with an e-book only strategy?
October 24, 2012 - 9:00pm
What is your vote for the book that you think every student on your campus should read before the election? 
October 23, 2012 - 9:00pm
I have never been a huge fan of the iPad. Too expensive. Too heavy. Too limited. Maybe good for watching videos, but not great for reading. And don't get me started on the problems with typing on the thing.
October 22, 2012 - 9:00pm
If I ran an edtech company the first thing that I'd do is move all of our infrastructure to Amazon's Web Services (AWS).
October 21, 2012 - 9:00pm
Brian Kibby is president of McGraw-Hill Higher Education  This e-mail interview was inspired by his 8/3/12 IHE Views piece "Digital Deadline".  What I found interesting is Kibby's willingness to make strong statements in print, namely that in 36 months higher ed should be completely digital.
October 18, 2012 - 9:00pm
A colleague sent me a note today wondering if the news of for-profit EDU financial difficulties and the concurrent rise of the massively open online courses (MOOCs) are related. Correlation or causality?


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