Higher Education Webinars

Technology and Learning

A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology

November 22, 2011 - 8:57pm
Two book recommendations for Thanksgiving 2011 are Robert Frank's The High-Beta Rich and Michael Lewis' Boomerang. These books go nicely as a pair, as the first seeks to explain the consequences of the financialization of wealth and the second follows this trend to its ultimate conclusion (world economic crisis and default). If you were planning on going crazy on Black Friday at Best Buy with your credit card, you might be wiser to download (buy?) these books and stay home reading.
November 21, 2011 - 8:18pm
Why is the e-book borrowing experience with OverDrive so atrocious? How is it that Amazon is able to make the "Kindle Books from Your Local Library" so easy, while OverDrive makes the process so painful?
November 20, 2011 - 8:44pm
Last week I had the privilege of spending time with some members of our student Hacker Club. The goal of this discussion, one of many that we are having with many members and groups in our community, is to identify the digital ideas and innovations that hold the most promise for our institution.  
November 17, 2011 - 9:25pm
My ability to make strong arguments about how our academic libraries should navigate the new ecosystem of digital books (e-books & audiobooks) seems to be inversely related to the amount of time I spend engaging the library community on these issues.
November 16, 2011 - 7:59pm
Barbara Fister writes in "The Myth of the Bookless Library", "No matter how innovative the bookless library sounds, this isn't a situation we planned. If the academic library of the future is bookless, it won’t be because of vision. It will be because of the lack of it." I think I understand the perspective of my library colleagues.
November 15, 2011 - 8:17pm
I just don't think that hierarchy works in organizations that live at the intersection of education and technology. 
November 14, 2011 - 7:31pm
I'm still curious if you are reading, or plan to read, Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs.  (And I'd love to find a way to test my hypothesis that more people in the IHE community are simultaneously reading this book than any previous book - a question I don't know how to solve short of hacking into Amazon's servers).
November 13, 2011 - 7:57pm
Raise your (virtual) hand (maybe through DISQUS comments) if you are reading (or have read) Isaacson's Steve Jobs.
November 10, 2011 - 8:35pm
I think I love running meetings because I love teaching. The skills to run a good meeting and run a good classroom are related. The experience of keeping a class full of students all together is great preparation for doing the same with colleagues in a meeting.  Good teaching, even lecturing, is about conversation.  So are good meetings.
November 9, 2011 - 7:57pm
Do you work in ed tech higher ed sales?  My goal in this post is to start a discussion, with the result of the larger IHE community gaining a better understanding of the world of an ed tech sales professional. I'll describe what I think I know about the life of sales professional in education technology, and you tell us where I get it wrong or right.


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