Higher Education Webinars
A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology
March 16, 2011 - 9:00pm
Some people deserve their own courses. They are both interesting and prolific enough that only in the context of a course can we hope to digest and understand what they are up to. In academia we don't tend to turn people into courses, a shame as if we are smart enough to choose someone still on this planet there is a good chance that they will agree to interact with our students. So I propose a new course: The Learning Universe of Curtis J. Bonk
March 15, 2011 - 9:30pm
I’m curious about the life of full-time faculty at for-profits for four reasons: Sociological: I just don’t know too much about how being a professor at a for-profit differs or overlaps with life in the traditional non-profit academic world.Professional: Could it be that a teaching career at a for-profit is a viable (and perhaps excellent) career path for Ph.D.'s and other academics?
March 13, 2011 - 9:30pm
Should TED replace "Entertainment" with "Education"?Doesn't "Technology, Education, Design" make more sense than "Technology, Entertainment, Design"? Entertainment? We've got too many online entertainment options. Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, etc., etc. TED Talks represent one of the futures of Education. Smart, concise, unbundled, mobile, emotional, and with attention to form. TED Talks have forever changed the lecture, the conference presentation, and the capture lecture.
March 10, 2011 - 11:15pm
"By the end of 2012, South Korea intends to connect every home in the country to the Internet at one gigabit per second. That would be a tenfold increase from the already blazing national standard and more than 200 times as fast as the average household setup in the United States."--from The New York Times's "Home Internet May Get Even Faster in South Korea," 2/21/11
March 9, 2011 - 9:00pm
A career in educational technology means days spent working with people who (hopefully) know more than you do about almost everything. I started this life teaching college (sociology); everything I know about technology (and learning design for that matter) is attributable to the generosity of my colleagues.
March 8, 2011 - 7:30pm
This post is written for three audiences:- People willing to pull apart, critique and improve upon the idea.- People who are smarter than I am who can actually program, develop and create.- People who are richer than I am, who can pay the programmers and developers to make this idea a reality.Call it an elevator pitch by blog post. All rights reserved.The Theory:
March 7, 2011 - 8:15pm
Courses are Apps, Colleges are Platforms. Courses are like Apps Because:
March 6, 2011 - 10:11pm
Yes.Ian Morris' Why the West Rules--for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future is perhaps the best argument for why we should keep investing in training PhDs and allocating resources to our institutions of higher learning.
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