Higher Education Webinars
A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology
April 8, 2013 - 9:00pm
I'm married to a pediatric oncologist / hematologist, so dinnertime conversation is often about when things go really really wrong. The good news about pediatric cancer is most kids now get better. But even in cases with good outcomes extended hospital stays are not uncommon, and relapses and new diagnoses do occur for college kids.
April 7, 2013 - 9:00pm
How many of you have some variant of the following words on your Twitter, blog or other social media bio? "Opinions expressed are solely my own and do not express the views or opinions of my employer."
April 4, 2013 - 9:00pm
The other day I had one of those realizations that come initially as a total surprise, and then on further reflection seem glaringly obvious.We are in the middle of campus creative renaissance built on learning design.
April 3, 2013 - 9:00pm
An embedded startup consists of a dedicated team working on a new business within a larger organization. The dedicated team is formed in a conscious effort to avoid mimicking the culture, organizational structure, norms, and assumptions of the larger organization.
April 2, 2013 - 9:00pm
24 hours and 16 minutes is how long it took me to listen to the audio version of Steve Coll's Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power. That translates into 704 pages for all of you eyeball-centric reading people.
April 1, 2013 - 9:00pm
Go look at your calendar. How much of your week last was scheduled in meetings or other events? Recently, I received a piece of critical feedback from someone whose insights I greatly respect. She told me that my calendar (in our case a cloud based Office 365 calendar) is looking "awfully full."
March 31, 2013 - 9:00pm
Let me begin by stating my biases about for-profit education. I believe in the potential of for-profit education to be a force for good. I believe that the profit motive is not antithetical to the larger societal goals of higher education.
March 28, 2013 - 9:00pm
Is hosting your own webinar on your radar screen? Perhaps it should be. When I say webinar I mean a synchronous online event that is free to anyone who registers. An event where a subject matter expert presents something, and where (hopefully) there is time for questions, answers and discussions.
March 27, 2013 - 9:00pm
Dear Dr. Matloff. Thank you for contributing to our community's discussion about the pros and cons of MOOCs. I thought that your critique of the limitations of the current MOOC offerings in your Bloomberg opinion column Dumbed-Down Math and Other Perils of Online College made many valid points about the challenges of bringing a college course to scale.
March 26, 2013 - 9:00pm
I've become enamored with the iPad mini as an e-learning device. The iPad mini, which is 7.9 inches tall and 5.3 inches wide, fits nicely in one hand. It is also a quarter lighter and half the weight of a standard size iPad, making reading or watching course videos a pleasure.
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