Higher Education Webinars
A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology
May 25, 2010 - 9:04pm
Video blogging and the LMS seem like they should go together naturally. Like bagels and cream cheese, the combination is better than either alone.This mashup of technologies and communication techniques, alas, has not seemed to catch-on. Why not?An argument for integrating video blogging with the LMS:
May 24, 2010 - 9:16pm
By Phoenix I'm referring to both the city and the university (U of P). Ask this question of Richard Florida and Joel Kotkin and you are likely to get two very different answers.
May 23, 2010 - 9:36pm
One button voice-over recording, encoding in the cloud, and publishing to multiple Web platforms. That is what is missing in Microsoft Office 2010.
May 21, 2010 - 6:44am
I recently had the privilege of my work as a learning technologist being profiled in the Upper Valley at Work series. The goal of of profile series is:"..intended to give young people a sense of the options they may have to find meaningful employment in this region. The profile series will communicate that there are a variety of paths to follow towards success, and that there is great value in starting the journey by taking time to identify and utilize one's unique combination of strengths and interests."
May 19, 2010 - 9:16pm
This week, faculty and staff at my institution will be getting together to discuss Louis Menand's The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University.Thought I'd share with you some of the questions I came up with to help guide our discussion. Any suggestions that you have for discussion questions (or answers to the questions below) would be appreciated.The questions:
May 18, 2010 - 9:26pm
Education Sector, an "independent think tank that challenges conventional thinking in education policy" has just published an excellent research article on The National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT). The paper is called The Course of Innovation: Using Technology to Transform Higher Education," and was written by Ben Miller. (Full disclosure, I served as a reviewer on the paper).
May 17, 2010 - 9:27pm
This Thursday (5/20 3:00pm EST) I'm participating in a Webinar entitled "Everything Librarians and Learning Technologists Wanted to Know About Each Other and Never Bothered to Ask: An Open Forum".You can register (for free) at the blendedlibrarian.org site.The description of the webinar reads:
May 16, 2010 - 9:02pm
I'm not trying to pay homage to Nicholas Carr and his new book The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. I don't think I'll read Carr's new book, as the article that it grows out of -- "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" -- sort of annoyed me.
May 14, 2010 - 2:00am
I received a few e-mails this week from people who work in the online for-profit sector, following my offer to review and report on their online courses. The communications, I think, we're aimed at trying to suss out any “anti for-profit” biases that I may harbor, particularly if they were going to let me loose to evaluate their courses. Fair enough.I thought it made sense to think about my own biases, and then state them for the record.
May 12, 2010 - 9:20pm
I heard a great idea from a faculty member today: lecture capture for prelims.Apparently, students are making use of recorded lectures to prepare for prelim questions in specialized topics. The recorded lectures are golden; as the student can be pretty sure they will be able to focus on the topics and problems the professor on their prelim committee cares most about.
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