Higher Education Webinars
A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology
January 9, 2012 - 8:30pm
If you work in higher ed, you fall asleep every night asking yourself the following questions: Will we suffer the same fate as the record industry, the bookstores and the newspaper business? Is higher ed another example of a physical, as opposed to a digital, information industry - and therefore ripe for disruption? If the core business model of education is built on scarcity, will we survive this transition to information abundance?
January 8, 2012 - 8:30pm
Why do you live where you live? Did you move for a job, a partners job, or for the location? Perhaps it is the schools? Avent, an economics correspondent for The Economist and primary contributor to the Free Exchange blog, thinks that the most powerful explanatory variable of location choice is housing prices.
January 5, 2012 - 8:30pm
Race Against The Machine is a 67 page count-argument to Tyler Cowen's excellent (128 page) The Great Stagnation.
January 4, 2012 - 8:45pm
For-profit higher ed evangelists, agnostics, and critics should all read Change.edu. If you are inclined to see for-profit higher ed as a positive force for innovation in post-secondary education (as I am), then you will find much to like in Rosen's argument for the place of proprietary institutions in the higher ed ecosystem.
January 3, 2012 - 8:30pm
Sakai: Free as in Freedom (Alpha) by Chuck Severance comes at a particularly interesting time in evolution of the LMS ecosystem.
January 2, 2012 - 8:30pm
On 12/27/11, between the hours of 9:00 p.m/ and 10:00 p.m., I spent $248.49 on books.
December 21, 2011 - 8:00pm
The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World by Daniel Yergin 2011 was a great year for nonfiction, but no book comes close to The Quest for claiming top honors. (Although I'm hoping you will disagree in this space!).
December 20, 2011 - 8:00pm
Looking forward to reading about your favorite nonfiction books of 2011. Without exception, every book in my list was purchased from Amazon as an audiobook (through Audible) or a Kindle e-book.
December 19, 2011 - 8:00pm
MITx is very big news. For a great overview of MIT's plans, check out Audrey Watters' excellent writeup MITx: The Next Chapter for University Credentialing? The MIT student paper The Tech also has a great article. The MIT press release and accompanying FAQ also go into detail about MITx.
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