Higher Education Webinars
A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology
August 28, 2012 - 9:00pm
E-book textbook rentals sound like an amazing idea. Neither the textbook rental market or the digital textbook concept have brought the price of quality textbooks down as fast as we'd like. But combine digital with rental, and perhaps we've achieved some real disruption.
August 27, 2012 - 9:00pm
Have you checked out Boundless yet? The idea is either brilliant or criminal, depending on your perspective.
August 26, 2012 - 9:00pm
On Monday August 20th Instructure's cloud based learning management system (LMS) Canvas experienced "slow loads or timeouts on certain pages".
August 23, 2012 - 9:00pm
Let me explain how I understand Course Manager, as I remain somewhat confused about exactly what this does and how big a deal this platform might be.
August 22, 2012 - 9:00pm
If higher ed is to change then our educational technology leaders must play a central role. This call for change in higher ed begs the question - what sort of change?
August 21, 2012 - 9:00pm
Each year I find myself increasingly mobile and virtual, working all the time but seldom in a single workplace.
August 20, 2012 - 9:00pm
Who are the media companies dipping into the education business? They include: Discovery (the cable TV company), News Corp, NBCUniversal, and Walt Disney.
August 19, 2012 - 9:00pm
The Violinist's Thumb does for DNA what Sam Kean's first book, The Disappearing Spoon, did for the periodic table. He is able to transform what could be difficult and dry scientific concepts into compelling narratives driven by a series of larger than life personalities.
August 16, 2012 - 9:00pm
I used to think that I was a worrier. I worry about my family, my job, my country, and the growing gap between consumer and enterprise educational platforms. But after reading Daniel Smith's very funny and informative memoir of anxiety, Monkey Mind, I have come to realize that I'm an amateur when it comes to worrying.
August 15, 2012 - 9:10pm
This afternoon I participated in an excellent demo from Groopex, a startup that provides seamless WebEx integration and value added features to Moodle (and hopefully soon Blackboard as well).