Higher Education Webinars

Technology and Learning

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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.
October 27, 2009 - 9:27pm
Gardner Campbell will be moderating/participating in an EDUCAUSE POINT/COUNTERPOINT session with myself and John Fritz: "Learning Management Technologies: Enterprise System or Consumer Good?" 
October 26, 2009 - 8:56pm
Where social media make sense to me are as a method of exposing the fact that organizations are made up of people. I don't want to read blog posts or Facebook status updates or tweets from Microsoft, Google, Blackboard, Adobe, Apple etc.... But I do want to hear from the people who work at these companies. Particularly the people who work in the education divisions of these companies.
October 25, 2009 - 9:35pm
This weekend I spent some times reading the NYTimes, reading a novel, exchanging e-mail, watching a TED Talk, and surfing the Web. The only thing notable about any of this is that I did all these things on my ipod touch. I also did some work on a couple of courses, reading some articles, looking at some curricular videos, and checking out course blogs and wikis -- none of which I did on my ipod touch.
October 22, 2009 - 9:32pm
Not sure if I should be depressed or elated when I learn about someone who is two years ahead of me in his or her thinking. Lev Gonick, CIO at Case Western Reserve, seems to be one of these two-year-in-the-future type people.Go check out Lev's September/October 2007 EDUCAUSE Review column, "Open-Source IT Leadership for Web 2.0." Lev writes:

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