Higher Education Webinars

Technology and Learning

A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology

April 11, 2013 - 9:00pm
Did any of you catch Thursday's EDUCAUSE Live webinar Changing the Culture of an IT Organization, Whirlwind Style? The discussion was hosted by Yale's Jane Livingston, Associate CIO and Karen Polhemus, Director, ITS Organizational Change Management - and was (beautifully) moderated by NC State's CIO Marc Hoit.
April 10, 2013 - 9:00pm
A department store is a familiar sort of thing for higher ed folks.  What are we but a department store of academic disciplines? Bloomingdales and Macy's have housewares, men's and bedding departments - we have economics, biology and women's studies.
April 9, 2013 - 9:00pm
When have you worked with your university lawyer? 
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.


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