Higher Education Webinars

Technology and Learning

A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology

June 25, 2012 - 9:00pm
Why would anyone spend over $2,000 bucks on a new laptop, only to use it like a $500 Chromebook?  
June 24, 2012 - 9:10pm
This weekend the NYTimes ran a story headlined "Apple’s Retail Army, Long on Loyalty but Short on Pay".  We learn that of the 43,000 U.S. Apple employees, 30,000 are relatively low-paid store employees. Apple's 327 stores sold $16 billion in merchandise, and have per square foot earnings that are higher than any other retailer (next is Tiffany's).
June 21, 2012 - 9:00pm
What do you think are the most important attributes for a successful career in educational technology?
June 20, 2012 - 9:00pm
Microsoft jumping into the tablet market with the Surface is a good thing for education. Competition will push Apple to improve the iPad, push Google to prioritize the ChromePad (or whatever they will call it), and focus the mind of Jeff Bezos on his Amazon Kindle Fire.
June 19, 2012 - 9:00pm
These are the first words that I have typed on my new laptop. After years of living with a succession of 15 inch MacBook Pros, I finally pulled the trigger on a 13 inch MacBook Air.
June 18, 2012 - 9:00pm
It's retreat season once again. Does your department, team, division, or group have any plans for an offsite retreat? Where are you going? Can you offer any advice about retreat best practices.
June 17, 2012 - 9:30pm
What Money Can't Buy arrives at an opportune time as we debate on campus our relationship to larger market forces. The prevailing ethos in nonprofit higher ed seems to be well aligned with Sandel's central thesis, namely that markets are not neutral arbitrators of relationships, but instead influence and impact the exchanges in which market mechanisms dominate.
June 14, 2012 - 9:00pm
The idea that Google is better positioned than Apple to impact global higher education may seem counterintuitive. 
June 13, 2012 - 9:00pm
The Good News:  Audible.com has finally started to roll out some social features designed to crowdsource audiobook buying recommendations by connecting subscribers with reviewers (and reviews) that may be of interest. The Bad News:  I only have 2 followers.
June 12, 2012 - 9:00pm
There was an interesting exchange in the comments section In Audrey Watters' recent (terrific) review of the new Chromebook over at her Hack Education home.

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