Higher Education Webinars
A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology
November 19, 2009 - 9:21pm
How will academic libraries make sure that their content is available on a 3.5-inch mobile device? Should this even be a goal of the academic library?
November 18, 2009 - 9:39pm
Brad Stone has an interesting piece "The Argument for Free Classes via iTunes" in today NYTimes. He reports that iTunesU now has ~250,000 individual classes available for download and that other platforms like YouTube.edu are experiencing dramatic growth.
November 17, 2009 - 8:14pm
I'm going homeAnd when I want to go home, I'm going mobileWell I'm gonna find a home on wheels, see how it feels,Goin' mobileKeep me moving--The Who - Going Mobile from Who's Next 1971.EDUCAUSE - go mobile! First the good news:The People: Both Steve Worona and Gerry Bayne are masters at the mediums of the webinar and the podcast.
November 16, 2009 - 9:33pm
I just finished an excellent book called The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army. I believe that the experience of the generals profiled in this book can teach us in academia a great deal about how the culture of large and tradition bound institutions can be transformed.
November 15, 2009 - 9:51pm
Twitter is changing how I keep up with the educational technology world. I'm moving from relying on an RSS reader (I use Google Reader) to relying on Twitter subscriptions and hashtags. For the first time I'm wondering if Google should be worried about their core business model, as if my experience is any guide on how we use the Web to understand the world, may be moving away from search and more towards microblogging Twitter clients (I use Twhirl by Seesmic).
November 12, 2009 - 10:43pm
Three cheers for the educators at Syracuse and UW Madison for refusing to purchase new Kindle's until the speech-to-text feature meets accessibility standards. It is beyond stupid that Amazon neglected to provide spoken menu options, therefore making it impossible for sight impaired readers to access the speech to text feature.All colleges and universities, and libraries (and all of us consumers) should follow the lead of these institutions and refuse to purchase e-readers until they are fully accessible. This is, as they say in our business, a "teachable moment."
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?
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