Higher Education Webinars

Technology and Learning

A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology

July 22, 2012 - 9:00pm
I am writing this public letter to you in response to your NYTimes op-ed piece of 7/19 "The Trouble With Online Education." My motivations for writing are not our disagreements, which are substantial and detailed below, but rather what we (and I suspect many of the readers of this letter) share in common.
July 19, 2012 - 9:00pm
TED released a new TedBooks iOS app this week. The app is free, the books are $2.99 and are built on the Atavist platform. The text is accompanied by videos, images, links, and in some cases audio narration. 
July 18, 2012 - 9:00pm
On 7/17 the NYTimes published an analysis piece by Richard Perez-Pena headlined "Top Universities Test the Online Appeal of Free".
July 17, 2012 - 9:00pm
Andrew Blum takes the name of his great book on the physical Internet, the Internet infrastructure, from Senator Ted Stevens' famous quote.
July 16, 2012 - 9:00pm
This past weekend we dropped our younger daughter off at sleep-away camp. As we were helping her carry her trunk and meeting her counselors and bunk mates I had the following thoughts:
July 15, 2012 - 9:00pm
What edtech conferences do you attend? My list has included EDUCAUSE, ELI, ELI Learning Technology Leadership, ECAR Symposiums, BbWorld, various NERCOMP events, and a growing number of gatherings contiguous to our edtech ecosystem. So far I have not been to a Sloan-C event or an NMC conference, and I hope to make it out to InstructureCon one of these days.  
July 12, 2012 - 9:00pm
I'm 100% certain that half of the things that I think and write about Blackboard are wrong, I'm just not sure which half. Blackboard is a hard company to "get" because education is such a diverse business, technology moves so quickly, and Blackboard contains so many people, products and services.
July 11, 2012 - 9:00pm
What are you taking home as the big story of BbWorld 2012?  At this point (Wednesday night) I have 3 main takeaways.
July 10, 2012 - 9:00pm
My conclusions from day one of BbWorld, after listening to a range of Blackboard leaders and managers, are as follows:
July 9, 2012 - 10:00pm
Are you in New Orleans this week for the big Blackboard conference (or BbWorld as the company brands the conference)?What are your big goals for the conference?  What do you hope to learn from Blackboard?


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