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October 20, 2011 - 3:00am
Looking forward to hearing your take-aways and observations from EDUCAUSE. A few un-filtered reactions from day 1: Godin's Keynote: I'm of two minds on Seth Godin's keynote, "Invisible or Remarkable?" The keynote was hugely enjoyable.
October 18, 2011 - 11:15pm
This is an important EDUCAUSE for Blackboard. Many of us will be taking a hard look at the company, the roadmap, and the competition. Casey Green reports that "…almost three-fourths (73.4 percent) of the campuses participating in the 2010 Campus Computing Survey report their institutions are “reviewing options for the campus standard LMS” in response to budget pressures, up from 68.5 percent in fall 2009."
October 17, 2011 - 9:16pm
Before we get to OpenClass, and my re-posting Senior Pearson VP Adrian Sannier's answers about our IHE community OpenClass questions, a quick note about the potential for this sort of dialogue. Inside Higher Ed has given us all this huge gift of aggregating a passionate community, providing high quality reporting and analysis that allows us to have an informed conversation, and of opening up a platform in which we can have an open and sustained dialogue.
October 16, 2011 - 7:45pm
As of this writing, (10/16 at 1:30pm), no one from Pearson has engaged the IHE community in our discussion about OpenClass. The OpenClass website does not have a place for discussion.
October 13, 2011 - 9:45pm
Pearson's announcement of OpenClass, a free cloud based learning management system (LMS), will definitely change the vibe at this year's EDUCAUSE conference. I'm very curious about how much OpenClass will be discussed amongst the conference attendees, and what sort of traffic and traction that Pearson will get at its booth.
October 12, 2011 - 9:00pm
Pretend you work for Microsoft's Live@edu division.
October 11, 2011 - 9:45pm
The news from Neftlix CEO Reed Hastings "no change: one website, one account, one password … in other words, no Qwikster." In jettisoning the plan to create two separate (and non-communicating) sites for streaming and DVDs, Netflix has made its first smart move in many months. What can we learn in higher ed from this Qwikster debacle and Netflix's reversal? Lesson 1 - Admit (Quickly) When Your Are Wrong:
October 10, 2011 - 9:00pm
EDUCAUSE 2011 in Philadelphia is a week away! Are you going? What do you want to get out of the conference? What do you hope to learn? What's on your mind? Some things that are on my mind as I prepare for EDUCAUSE 2011: 1 - The LMS:
October 9, 2011 - 8:15pm
Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius by Sylvia Nasar
October 6, 2011 - 9:45pm
Second Life has been somewhat of a higher ed bust. Yeah, I know that some of you have been using Second Life to hold some classes and teach some things, but you are in the extreme minority. For most of us, our experience in Second Life can be described as: Step 1: Excitement about the possibilities for immersive learning and collaboration in Second Life. Step 2: Creating a Second Life account, and finding out that we couldn't really do anything without an apparent investment of 10 billion hours or so of virtual living.
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