Higher Education Webinars
A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology
November 7, 2011 - 7:54pm
The learning management system (LMS) has become our academic Rorschach test. We all see different things when looking at the same LMS platforms.
November 6, 2011 - 6:44pm
I asked Devin Knighton, director of public relations for Instructure Canvas, for a timeline of the company's major milestones and sales partnerships. Devin also indicated that the next milestone will be learning analytics, coming in Q1 of 2012.
November 3, 2011 - 7:36pm
The next ed tech challenge is enable the creation of new campus revenues. How can campus information technology leaders get in front of strategic efforts to simultaneously raise revenues, lower costs, and increase quality? How does ed tech become a driver of growth?
November 2, 2011 - 8:42pm
You love books. I love books. Neither of us has much time. How can we read more?
November 1, 2011 - 9:28pm
Chuck Severance wrote such an amazing "push back" (in comments) to my piece on Sakai (and D2L) biases that I wanted to re-publish it in full (see below).
October 31, 2011 - 7:04pm
One of the great things about our ed tech world is how our people sometimes move back-and-forth between academic and company gigs. If you want to sell, serve, or code for a higher ed customer then the best prep is have come from that world. If you want to evaluate vendors, negotiate contracts, and engage in meaningful partnerships with companies then having worked in the corporate sector will be your best education.
October 30, 2011 - 11:45pm
I'm hoping that the Desire2Learn (D2L) and Sakai folks among our IHE community will tell me that I don't know what I'm talking about. When it comes to the LMS (or really anything in life), where you stand is where you sit. I've been on Blackboard for 10 years now (across 2 different institutions and in roles ranging from instructor to learning designer to program manager), so naturally I'm biased toward what I know best.
October 27, 2011 - 12:34pm
I'm always curious about what books our IHE community is reading, and how we choose what to read. My dream IHE site feature would be an interactive dashboard that gave real time and historical information of our reading preferences, and provided a method that we can make recommendations and share our thoughts about our books.
October 26, 2011 - 7:09pm
This I Believe: That the distinction between an educator who works for a university and an educator who works for a company is meaningless. None of us would survive long if we failed to produce value.
October 26, 2011 - 3:00am
Our community has been discussing EDUCAUSE 2011 (both on campus and virtually), and one theme that seems to be resonating is the erosion of centrality of the LMS (learning management system). With LMS platforms increasingly built to integrate with Web 2 platforms, particularly Google Apps tools, the LMS no longer needs to be the "be all and end all" for learning, collaboration, and exchange.
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