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Technology and Learning

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July 22, 2010 - 9:13pm
This prediction can't be correct. If the campus data center is really going to suffer the same fate as the computer lab by 2020 then something is really strange with our current reality. We hear everyday about how the data center is growing faster than we keep up. Not enough power. Not enough cooling. Not enough storage. We are virtualizing, expanding and collocating. It is never enough.  
July 21, 2010 - 9:30pm
Was hoping that you might be able to provide a reality check.During my talk today, "The Campus Media Flood: Causes, Consequences, and Opportunities," at the Wainhouse Research Collaboration Summit I was asked about the sustainability of college/university funding for curricular media management systems.
July 20, 2010 - 8:14pm
--How come I did not know about Yale's Paul Bloom and was surprised to come across his beautiful book, How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like?--When am I going to find the time to watch his Introduction to Psychology Class on the Open Yale Courses site?
July 19, 2010 - 9:47pm
It's Day 19 and my paperless experiment is actually going pretty well. The iPad actually works as a pretty good substitute for printing out all those PDF's I used to lug around. Some problems I'm still running into:
July 18, 2010 - 9:41pm
I read The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion for one reason: "John Seely Brown." If JSB writes something, I'm buying. If JSB gives a talk, I'm there (at least virtually). If JSB says to "jump", I'm saying "how far." You get the picture.
July 15, 2010 - 8:44pm
BbWorld is going on now in Orlando, and I'm 1,400 miles away. Haven't been to BbWorld now for a few years, and I'm starting to wonder if I should be re-adding the conference to my list?
July 14, 2010 - 10:22pm
"The reason we're in this crazy balkanized media space is that IP law has stymied innovation around media. Put it this way - if you want to write on someone's webpage, or just post a picture you just do it. But if you want to upload a video or edit. not so easy, right? Because media - until more recently, has been so encumbered by proprietary video formats and delivery standards that it just hasn't been a first class citizen on the web."
July 13, 2010 - 7:02pm
Greg Easterbrook is making two big arguments in Sonic Boom: Globalization at Mach Speed.Future Prosperity: Due to a combination of global trade, the spread of information technology, and the movement toward representative democracies, the 21st century will usher in unprecedented levels and diffusion of global prosperity.
July 12, 2010 - 9:24pm
Audible just launched it's new iPhone app. I'm so excited.I've played with the app a bit. Here's what it seems to do:1. You can see and download anything that is in your Audible library.2. Some advanced playback features.3. The ability to Tweet, Facebook, or e-mail what you are reading.4. A note taking tool.5. News and Events - including featured customer reviews, YouTube Audible links, Audible news and lists.What am I missing?
July 11, 2010 - 10:01pm
Technology will be one of the essential factors if we hope to bend the educational cost curve. Like health care, but unlike other consumer goods and services, tuition in the past two-decades has risen much faster than either real wages or inflation.

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