Higher Education Webinars

Technology and Learning

A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology

August 13, 2012 - 9:15pm
Matthew Yglesias has zero to say about higher ed and the price of tuition in his excellent Kindle Single The Rent is Too Damn High. This oversight (doesn't everyone relate everything to higher ed?) should not stop us generalizing some of Yglesias' conclusions to our world.
August 12, 2012 - 9:00pm
It is not possible to overstate the degree to which Doonesbury defines the cultural milieux from which so many of us in higher education and associated knowledge industries are drawn from. How many of you have Doonesbury cartoons taped up to your office door? Raise your hand if Doonesbury is the first thing you look for in your morning paper.
August 9, 2012 - 9:00pm
We can debate Brian Kibby's vision that higher ed should go completely digital in 36 months. Many of us have already commented on his essay "Digital Deadline", and I'm sure that you will have some strong opinions as well when you go back and read his piece and the subsequent discussion.
August 8, 2012 - 9:00pm
I am one of those higher ed administrators who started my career in teaching. Relatively quickly I moved from a full-time faculty gig to the start-up life, and then into educational technology.
August 7, 2012 - 9:00pm
Willpower deserves a much bigger cultural footprint than it has so far enjoyed. Some books end up making appearances in all sorts of conversations, spoken about by a diverse range of smart colleagues and friends. Willpower was not one of those books. It deserves to be.
August 6, 2012 - 9:00pm
A Q&A about how one college prevents A/V failures.
August 5, 2012 - 8:00pm
What can we learn in higher ed from the new TEDBooks initiative? I have no idea, but I do have some questions:
July 26, 2012 - 9:00pm
Probably the closest that I'll get to being invited to give a TED Talk is Chris Anderson tweeting about something that I wrote. Last week, in response to my critique that $14.99 is too expensive for a 6 book / 3 month TED book subscription (through TED's new iOS app), Chris tweeted from @TEDchris,"Is $15 too much for 22 short, multimedia enabled books?! http://bit.ly/NNXitg  http://bit.ly/Njqo1c"
July 25, 2012 - 9:00pm
Currency is truly an anachronism. We continue to hold on to our paper money and our coins because - well because why?
July 24, 2012 - 9:00pm
My wife and I were both born in 1969. Here is a short list of debacles, missteps, and failures that we've witnessed in our time on the planet:  stagflation, the energy crisis (gas lines), the tech bubble, the 2nd Iraq war, the housing bubble, and the great recession (and you can add to this list).  Another way we could describe the past 40 or so years, if feeling negative, could be: rising inequality, stagnant real wages, rapid increases in health care and education costs, growth in structural unemployment/underemployment, and political polarization and ineffectiveness in the face of these challenges.

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