Higher Education Webinars

Technology and Learning

A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology

March 13, 2013 - 9:00pm
Everyone in higher ed seems to believe in the power of innovation, while very few of us know how to change how we organize ourselves to move from ideas to execution.
March 12, 2013 - 9:00pm
We have become spoiled for choice in the world of online meeting platforms for synchronous teaching and webinars. We can choose between Adobe Connect, Blackboard Collaborate, WebEX, GoToMeeting, Zoom, FuzeBox, BigBlueButton, Lync, Skype and I'm sure others (what am I missing?).
March 11, 2013 - 9:00pm
Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are wonderful things.  We should applaud MOOCS, participate in MOOCs, teach MOOCs, and encourage our institutions to participate in the MOOC movement.  But what MOOCs may not do is lower the costs of higher ed.  In fact, an argument could be made the the rise of the MOOCs will put new cost pressures on institutions, introducing new expenses over and beyond the direct cost of producing and delivering a MOOC.  These additional costs incurred by the MOOC movement may show up in higher tuition prices.
March 10, 2013 - 9:00pm
This past week I had the opportunity to spend some quality time at the hospital.  My younger daughter (8th grade) had her appendix out.  Her loss of an appendix was my gain for thinking about some of things that higher ed can learn from hospitals.
March 6, 2013 - 9:00pm
My team is working to introduce improved collaboration tools for our online learners. We have concluded that the native Wiki and file exchange features in our LMS are insufficient for the sort of rich collaboration that our student teams need. Uploading and downloading files is too cumbersome and error prone.
March 5, 2013 - 9:00pm
Dr. Peter Stokes is currently the executive director of postsecondary innovation in the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University.  Many of you probably got to know Peter during his tenure (almost 14 years!) in various leadership roles at Eduventures.
March 4, 2013 - 9:00pm
Redirect, Timothy Wilson's excellent new book, can be read in two ways. The first is to understand this book as analysis of effective techniques to modify and influence behavior.
March 3, 2013 - 9:00pm
What does public restroom design, airport screening procedures, subway safety planning, Ground Zero rebuilding, and New Orleans flood control all have in common?
February 28, 2013 - 9:00pm
The world of educational publishing is completely fascinating. What other industry faces more pressure to change in this world of print-to-digital than textbook publishers? How will the leadership of the large education publishing companies pull off this transition? What role will publishing play in how higher ed evolves in an age of information abundance?
February 27, 2013 - 9:28pm
Yahoo is putting a stop to telecommuting.  The NYTimes reported this week that Yahoo Orders Home Workers Back to the Office.


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