Higher Education Webinars
A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology
September 20, 2011 - 10:30pm
Is this desire to shed ownership of things a life cycle story, a digital story, or something else? Do you share my desire for life as a service? Has owning stuff also lost its appeal to you? 5 Things I No Longer Wish to Own:1. Software: Software as a service (SaaS) today may not always be possible or pragmatic, but SaaS is clearly the future. What enterprise or personal applications that we currently host on our servers or laptops will not eventually move to the cloud?
September 19, 2011 - 8:15pm
The News: Netflix is breaking into two divisions, Netflix for stream and Qwikster for DVDs.The Problem: An integrated service with a good DVD library and a bad streaming library now becomes a non-integrated service, one that looks like it will require going to two separate places to discover, watch, and order video.4 Reasons Why Higher Ed Should Care About This Dumb Netflix Decision:
September 18, 2011 - 8:30pm
Before I jump into an argument about how we teach history, I want to make we don't lose the point that Charles Mann's 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created is a wonderful book.
September 15, 2011 - 8:45pm
Higher ed is tough on our vendors. We are a vocal bunch, we like to share our opinions, and with the proliferation of blogs, tweets, and listservs we have the ability to publicly express our strong opinions. The free exchange of ideas and opinions in our web communication platforms is a good thing, but the ability to quickly disseminate our opinions must be balanced against the requirements to be collegial, professional, and balanced.
September 14, 2011 - 9:15pm
Apple drives me crazy. What I Believe - And Why Apple Makes Me Wrong:
September 13, 2011 - 8:15pm
I've been mulling over the Google $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobile. The consensus on the rationale for the purchase seems to be:Patents: The deal is really about Motorola's 17,000 patents, and the need for Google to have patents to fight off mobile operating system lawsuits by Apple, Microsoft, Nokia and who knows who else.
September 12, 2011 - 8:45pm
"Amazon has told publishers it is considering creating a digital-book library featuring older titles, people familiar with the talks said. The content would be available to customers of Amazon Prime, who currently pay the retailer $79 a year for unlimited two-day shipping and for access to a digital library of movies and TV shows." From the WSJ - 9/11/11
September 11, 2011 - 8:30pm
Thank you Tony Sanfilippo , Assistant Press Director at Penn State Press, for laying out the challenges faced by university presses so clearly in his post "Price and printruns" on 9/8/11.Can we brainstorm some solutions to the high price of University Press books together?
September 8, 2011 - 9:31pm
Is the promise of a shift from physical to digital content stalled? By academic year 2011-2012 I expected to discover, receive, and consume most content digitally. And while I always thought that our academic curricular content would lag somewhat behind the move to digital in our consumer/entertainment content, I did not expect things to be so static. Evidence For A Stall:
September 7, 2011 - 9:15pm
Randy Martin's new book, Under New Management: Universities, Administrative Labor, and the Professional Turn looks like an important contribution to the debate about the changing nature of higher ed.
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