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Technology and Learning

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February 7, 2010 - 8:43pm
I've been rejected to teach online at the University of Phoenix. I'll survive. But I'll admit to being a little perplexed. The reasons that I applied to teach online for U of P are: 1) I love online teaching, and teaching online works well with my schedule, as I'm able to teach at night and on the weekends.
February 4, 2010 - 9:44pm
One good thing that I hope emerges from our whole discussion on curricular video and copyright is an extension of this conversation to include video projects. The real pedagogical action around video is not viewing, but creating.
February 3, 2010 - 9:20pm
Is the debate we are having about copyright and online streaming of course video (behind a password through the LMS) lagging behind new methods of teaching? How do we situate the discussion within the context of wanting our students to have full, unrestricted access to the assigned class videos source files so that they can create their own new works of scholarship via a mashup?
February 2, 2010 - 9:42pm
Even my worst days as a learning technologist beat the crap out of my best days in most of the jobs I've had. I've worked food service (Dunkin Donuts), and I've worked retail (ladies clothing - don't ask), and trust me that working in academic technology is a choice gig. Truth be told, I was terrible at any job that required a cash register. If you've ever worked behind coffee counter then you will always, and I mean always, leave money in the tip jar.
February 1, 2010 - 9:43pm
Grand Nannie is 92. She wants to be able to speak to her computer to have it do three things: 1) Transfer her paper rolodex into the computer (by speaking) and then be able to retrieve the names (by voice) so she can dictate a letter. 2) Dictate letters. 3) Look at the news.
January 31, 2010 - 8:46pm
One of my colleagues jokes that when she retires from her academic tech gig that she is going to start a consulting company solely focussed on guiding ed tech vendors in improving their webinar demos. Webinars are the product demos given over WebEx (or some other synchronous tool) that have largely replaced the campus visit for at least the initial company show-and-tell.
January 28, 2010 - 9:53pm
Jim Groom is dead on - I'm pandering to the iPad. Why stop now? (But seriously….stay tuned for a full blog post responding to Jim's comments yesterday - I think he is on to something and I have the links of open learning resources at UMW to prove it). Back to the iPad pandering.
January 27, 2010 - 8:57pm
The risk of the iPad for higher education is that the device will prove a "sustaining innovation" in learning technology.
January 26, 2010 - 9:07pm
Nicholas Carr writes that he "… feel(s) sorry for the kids at Cushing Academy." Cushing is the New England prep school that is substituting digital for print in its school library. In an open letter Cushing parents, alumni, and friends, Headmaster James Tracy writes:
January 25, 2010 - 8:49pm
The other day my CIO asked me, "So exactly how much time do you spend each day blogging?" Maybe not a question you want your boss asking in these times of fiscal constraint. But I was able to answer immediately and truthfully: 30 minutes.

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