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A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology
September 9, 2009 - 9:17pm
Dear EDUCAUSE: Please Kindle Your PublicationsThis week I checked out our Library's Kindle 2 so I could test the thing myself.My main need is to be able to manage my professional reading. Many PDFs cross my desk, and I end-up carrying lots of print-outs around. It would be ideal to have these all in my e-book reader.Why Kindle? Well ... I'm very much hooked into the Amazon ecoystem and I may want to also read a book or two.My first experiment was with the EDUCAUSE Review.
September 8, 2009 - 9:11pm
Learning technologists share an abiding faith in the power of the creative process. We believe that students learn when they create. In grad school we were told that the divide line between a graduate student and an undergraduate is that the graduate student is creating knowledge. We want push opportunities to create knowledge out to all of our students because we believe that it is the teacher who learns, the speaker who learns, the writer who learns, the blogger who learns, the mashup producer who learns.
September 7, 2009 - 9:08pm
The top 5 reasons why we will see Microsoft buying Blackboard by the end of 2010:
September 3, 2009 - 9:04pm
"I've been mentally toying with a scheme that looks like this: separate teaching from grading, then reward teaching that results in good grades. The instructor wouldn't grade his own class; he'd trade with someone else, ideally at another institution."Craft and Evidence, By Dean DadDear Dean Dad.Please sign me up! I'm thinking we need to try something different when it comes to grading.
September 2, 2009 - 9:26pm
I was perusing my Chronicle of Higher Ed. Almanac this afternoon. I learned that:--About 2.6 million folks work in higher education.--About 1.4 million are faculty members.--Of these faculty members, about 51% work full-time.Lots of other good facts, but nothing I could find on the numbers, composition, or change among learning technologists. How many of us are out there?
September 1, 2009 - 9:31pm
One of the challenges of catalyzing a transformation of higher education towards an active learning model is that students are simply not demanding that this change occur. In class this term I showed Michael Wesch's A Vision of Students Today and a short commercial on the failing of higher education from Kaplan University. To my surprise my students were not all that moved.
August 31, 2009 - 8:36pm
Dear founders of InsideHigherEd and Jeff Bezos. Please get your business development people together to create the following service: the InsideHigherEd Educational Technology Daily Kindle Download.This service would:
August 30, 2009 - 8:53pm
The idea of this blog is to serve as a platform for conversation and debate among learning technologists and those with which we work. I believe that we are in the process of creating, defining and building a new discipline, and that in the future learning technology will be viewed as an applied academic discipline. But I could be wrong.Who is a learning technologist?What follows are some attributes that I think tie us together as a discipline. I look forward to hearing about the attributes I missed or just got plain wrong.
August 27, 2009 - 9:27pm
We learning technologists love innovation. I'm convinced that the reason many of us gravitated to this field is that our brains seek change, and there is no better place to implement and witness change then at the intersection of education and technology.
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