Higher Education Webinars
A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology
October 6, 2010 - 9:45pm
I go to EDUCAUSE for the companies. More precisely, for the conversations I can have with the people who represent the educational technology companies that I currently or may interact with.Most of my time at EDUCAUSE is spent having these conversations. I realize that the more years that I attend the conference, the less time I can actually spend in sessions. Is this true with you as well?To get the most out of these conversations, on both sides, here are 5 quick guidelines:
October 5, 2010 - 9:00pm
Are you an infrastructure junkie? Do you love server rooms, old steam tunnels, and campus power plants? Are you curious about how your campus network actually works? If so, I'm confident you will love: "On the Grid: A Plot of Land, An Average Neighborhood, and the Systems that Make Our World Work" by Scott Huler.
October 4, 2010 - 10:00pm
Smart move: The big publishers, (McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Reed Elsevier), all realize that unless they change they will suffer a similar fate as the music publishers. Textbooks will be disaggregated. Content has gone from scarce to abundant. The open education movement, combined with cheap but powerful authoring tools, will insure that quality learning materials are available and discoverable.
October 3, 2010 - 8:15pm
I love short books. Can you recommend any good, but concise, nonfiction? Great reads under 200 pages?Here are my 5 concise reasons to read Robert Reich's latest book "Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future"Reason #1 - Conciseness: Most books are too long. Aftershock is a blessed 192 pages; 4 hours and 29 minutes short in audiobook format.
September 30, 2010 - 10:45pm
Before you read this review of The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us by Christopher F. Chabris and Daniel Simons - watch this video:
September 29, 2010 - 9:00pm
What is your career path? How did you get to your current job? If you are anything like me, or the people I work with, your path has been anything but straight. I'm often struck by the diversity in experience of the educational technology professionals that I work with. In my current team, we have an MPH working as a learning designer, a comp lit PhD / MBA leading our program, and a gaggle of PhDs and MBA's and MA's from various disciplines all working on developing a blended learning program.
September 28, 2010 - 9:15pm
Are you a member of the "No TV Nation"? Have you given up cable and satellite TV? Do you get all your premium and network shows from Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, or some P2P site? Do you miss it?
September 27, 2010 - 9:00pm
Congratulations to the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) for putting on their amazing Online Fall Focus Session on 9/15 and 9/16 on "Blended Learning: The 21st-Century Learning Environment". This virtual conference came at an ideal time for my institution, as we are in the planning stages for our first fully blended degree program.
September 26, 2010 - 9:45pm
Hello any fellow Audible/Amazon Platinum Membership subscribers who manage to find this message. We are a tribe of dedicated audiobook listeners, marginalized by the greater reading public, willing to give Audible/Amazon $229.50 upfront to receive 24 credits all at once. We join this plan because the cost of a single book works out to $9.56 - by far the most cost effective method to purchase audiobooks. We join this plan because we love Audible. We join this plan because audiobooks have changed our lives.
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