Higher Education Webinars
A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology
July 19, 2011 - 9:15pm
Are you planning on holding synchronous class sessions, using Web meeting tools like Adobe Connect, Blackboard Collaborate, WebEx, or Microsoft Lync (what platforms am I missing?) Synchronous class meetings are now a necessary component of an online or blended learning program. Online synchronous classes, however, are difficult to do well. The guidelines below might help, and it will be good to hear from you about the best practices you've discovered for Web class meetings.
July 18, 2011 - 8:45pm
Do you get asked by edtech companies to provide input on product features and platform enhancements?Perhaps you've been asked to participate in a webinar under NDA, or a meeting during a professional conference such as EDUCAUSE. Maybe you've been asked to sit on a product advisory group, or to participate as a beta user.
July 17, 2011 - 9:00pm
Last week Netflix announced that the subscription cost for unlimited streaming and 1 DVD out at-a-time is increasing from $10 to $16, or 60%.4 Lessons for Higher Ed from the Netflix Price Increase:
July 14, 2011 - 7:45pm
"The market for edtech information is broken -- and we'd like to glue the pieces together."This quote comes from the latest edSurge newsletter, a startup that describes itself as " a community watering hole and resource for those of us engaged in the emerging eco-system of education technology."You can (and should) sign-up for the the edSurge newsletter at edsurge.com.7 Reasons Why I'm Excited about edSurge:
July 13, 2011 - 9:30pm
Recently, I was asked what advice I'd give to a new online learner. What are the main things that an online student should keep in mind when preparing to take a blended or fully online course? Below is my best shot - I'm curious what you would add, take away, and improve. 7 Keys to Success as an Online Learner:
July 12, 2011 - 8:45pm
Plastic: A Toxic Love Story by Susan FreinkelA Challenge: Write down every object that you use in one day that is all or part plastic. Also write down a list of the objects that you use that day that contain no plastics. Maybe even share your list with all of us.
July 11, 2011 - 8:30pm
Windows 7 Phone. Anyone out there have one of these bad boys in their pocket?
July 10, 2011 - 10:15pm
Gmail, Google News, Google Talk, AdSense - all the fruits of Google's policy of reserving 20% of the developer's time for self-initiated projects. Great policy, but one that has completely failed to make Google an innovative or disruptive player in higher education. Google's higher ed failures would not be so disturbing if higher ed was not so critical to the company's core mission and belief system."Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful."
July 7, 2011 - 9:00pm
Dear fellow Late iPhone / Android adopters (e.g. dumb phone owners). And before either of the Windows phone folks, or the remaining (but rapidly defecting) Blackberry devotees, complains - I apologize in advance for my ignorance.Up until last month, I was one of you.For the last few years I told anyone who would listen that "I'll never get an iPhone". I'd whip out my Pantech Breeze, a feature phone that I purchased for its big numbers and lack of features.My reasons for not jumping on the smart phone bandwagon included:
July 6, 2011 - 7:45pm
Made in Britain by Evan DavisAre you fascinated by how people manage to earn a living? Does an economy built on services, where none of us seems to do much of anything besides go to meetings and e-mail each other, completely confuse you? How is it that we manage to buy houses and cars and computers if we don't really make anything?