Higher Education Webinars
A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology
November 18, 2012 - 9:00pm
How can we possibly review Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise after the election? Silver is perhaps the most overexposed pollster of all time. His NYTimes FiveThirtyEight blog was a must read for many of us during the run-up to 11/6/12.
November 15, 2012 - 9:00pm
Apple's iTunes U app and the accompanying web based iTunes U Course Manager remains the least noticed but potentially the most important edtech innovation of 2012.
November 14, 2012 - 9:00pm
Blackboard is at a critical point in the company's development. No longer in LMS or product acquisition mode. No longer public. No longer led by one of its founders. No longer able to buy up its competition and grow market share by acquisition. No longer a single flagship LMS provider. No longer a predominantly platform company.
November 13, 2012 - 9:00pm
Close your eyes. Now answer the question, what pops into your mind when you hear "Desire2Learn"? Okay, you can open your eyes.
November 12, 2012 - 9:00pm
Did you check out the Pearson's OpenClass booth at EDUCAUSE? If not, it is worth spending some time on the new OpenClass site www.openclass.com.
November 11, 2012 - 9:00pm
Every job is in some way fascinating. I'm particularly interested in how you earn your living. Those of us who are in some way associated with higher ed, and who gather in this community to learn and share what we know.Jeanne Marie Laskas is one of us, an associate professor and director of the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh. Maybe in her next book she will turn her attention closer to home (or maybe your campus or office), but the lack of higher ed people in Hidden America should not dissuade you from reading this terrific book.
November 8, 2012 - 11:00pm
What are your big takeaways for EDUCAUSE 2012?
November 7, 2012 - 8:45pm
The 2012 EDUCAUSE Exhibit Hall (the vendor floor) features 270 edtech companies. From Aastra (booth #669/671 - audio and video conferencing, business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency planning, cloud computing and services, enterprise information systems, wireless) to Xirrus (booth #627/691 - hardware, identity and access management, network infrastructure, network security and applications, wireless) - with anyone and everyone in the edtech space (except Apple) in between.
November 6, 2012 - 11:00pm
What are your goals for EDUCAUSE 2012? What do you hope to learn at the conference? What insights and information do you hope to take back to your campus?
November 5, 2012 - 9:00pm
If you are reading Nate Silver's awesome book The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don't you know that: a) The track record of forecasters for predicting future events is abysmal. b) There is no correlation (and indeed an inverse correlation) between the confidence that one makes predictions and the accuracy of these prognostications.
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