Higher Education Webinars
A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology
February 26, 2012 - 8:30pm
One of the problems with the whole Predictably Irrational oeuvre of behavioral economics / social psychology literature is that I've lost much of my confidence in my ability to hire well. Turns out, we systematically overestimate our own abilities - in everything from driving to teaching to blogging to (yes) interviewing. Like the children of Lake Wobegon, we are all above average.
February 16, 2012 - 8:10pm
Where Google has real potential to make a difference in higher ed is not services, platforms or apps - but ideas. Google changed the economics information. A revenue model based on advertising and scale allows for (requires) the delivery of great platforms such as Google Apps, YouTube, Android, and hopefully Chromebook.
February 15, 2012 - 8:55pm
We are crazy busy. We get to work early. We eat lunch at our desks. If we manage to get home at a reasonable hour then the laptop comes open after dinner. E-mails to read and send. Documents to edit and compose. Presentations to prepare. Spreadsheets to crunch.
February 14, 2012 - 9:00pm
Imagine that you had the opportunity to spend 30 minutes with the person who runs Google's higher education business. What would you ask?
February 13, 2012 - 10:18pm
All of my professional career I've had a room of my own. The ability to close the door. Floor to ceiling walls. A window. A desk. A round table and chairs.
February 12, 2012 - 7:30pm
Thank you Barbara Fister for your excellent review of David Weinberger's Too Big To Know, and to William Badke, Matthew Loving, Steven Paschold, Carl Hess, and Theron Snell for continuing the conversation about this terrific book.
February 9, 2012 - 9:10pm
Lately, I've had to become an expert at running projects outside of my expertise. I'm heading up a website project and a room A/V design projects, both subjects I know just enough about to be dangerous.
February 8, 2012 - 8:30pm
Last week, Blackboard showed off its latest release of their core learning management system (LMS), 9.1 SP 8 - code named "Ocho."
February 7, 2012 - 8:11pm
We are suffering under an acute shortage of technologically literate smart fiction. The Fear Index should be read up by everyone who works in and around computing.
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