Higher Education Webinars
A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology
November 11, 2009 - 7:20pm
Money has been much on my mind in recent days.
November 10, 2009 - 8:23pm
I saw on Twitter that Jim Collins did not grant permission for his EDUCAUSE keynote "Good to Great and the Social Sectors" to be recorded and and displayed. Do a Twitter search for "Collins #educause09". This is in contrast to Lessig's talk, which is available on both the conference streaming site and blip.tv.If the Collins talk is indeed not going to be available for viewing on the public Web then this is a troubling development.
November 9, 2009 - 9:08pm
Can someone help me understand the aggression of ed. tech companies on the EDUCAUSE vendor floor and their passivity in the blogosphere and social media environment?Why is it that I could not walk from one end of the vendor floor to another without being assaulted by offers to sit in on a presentation, have a deep conversation about a product or service and the future of education, or receive some SWAG - yet we continue to have very few examples of people who work for ed. tech companies authentically and actively engaging in online debates and conversations?
November 5, 2009 - 10:16pm
The EDUCAUSE annual conference is the one meeting each year that, for me, qualifies as unmissable. I come to EDUCAUSE for the vendors. To understand their product roadmaps. To get a sense of the competition. To get a feel for which company seems hot. To discover new companies and new strategies for vendors that I know. But most of all, I come to talk to the people who work for the companies whose services and platforms we utilize, or may utilize, on our campus. This EDUCAUSE I spoke to a number of smart people across a range of vendors. I hope to build on these relationships.
November 4, 2009 - 11:24pm
Day 1 (Wednesday) of EDUCAUSE 09 has been defined for me by Kenneth Green's ONE/TWO punch of his essay "LMS 3.0" and his presentation of the 2009 Campus Computing Survey.
November 4, 2009 - 12:57am
Dear Publishers: (McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Thomson...etc.)It is time to set your digital content free.What better stage then EDUCAUSE 09 here in Denver to announce that you have decided to put Creative Commons licensing on all your digital assets and make them available freely to the world!With one move you could make your associated textbook content relevant and compelling.
November 1, 2009 - 8:18pm
EDUCAUSE 08 was the conference of the cloud and the looming budget crisis. I'm wondering what new narrative will emerge after this week in Denver.Some contenders (and I'm looking forward to hearing your candidates):
October 29, 2009 - 7:38pm
Full disclosure. I am an ECAR fellow, in the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, which was founded and is run by Richard Katz.The single best piece of writing in recent memory on the large scale structural forces shaping higher education and the role of technology in impacting these forces is the first chapter of The Tower and the Cloud, "The Gathering Cloud: Is This the End of the Middle?"
October 28, 2009 - 8:48pm
We had the Cornell Interactive Theater CITE come to campus this week to offer workshops on communication issues specific to working in the academy.HR workshops on gender, race, harassment and communication are, in my experience, not productive. The work that CITE does is the exception. Perhaps since the CITE actors emerged out of academia, know our culture, and speak our language, they are able to offer relevant and engaging scenarios that spark authentic discussions.