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Technology and Learning

A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology

August 8, 2011 - 9:00pm
"Under a new agreement, the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman, which owns Datatel, plans to buy SunGard Higher Education from its parent company, SunGard Data Systems, for $1.775 billion. Hellman & Friedman would then meld Datatel and SunGard Higher Education into one company under a new, yet-to-be-decided name." --A Back-Office Deal August 8, 2011 by Steve Kolowich3 Questions:
August 7, 2011 - 9:30pm
The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out by Clayton M. Christensen and Henry J. Eyring
July 28, 2011 - 10:15pm
The bankruptcy of Borders and the closing of 400 stores provides an opportunity to think through some lessons for for higher ed? Are we immune from the fate of Borders? 3 Lessons:
July 27, 2011 - 8:45pm
My favorite educators are the risk takers. The academic tech colleagues whom I most admire are the innovators. But with each passing day, I find myself (in big and little ways) becoming an edtech conservative. Perhaps this a natural course that most of us follow in our careers. We get a little more responsibility, and suddenly disruptive change doesn't look so appealing. We have more to lose, and are more accountable if things go badly.Still, I'm concerned enough about my own creeping edtech conservatism that I'm hoping to open a dialogue about this syndrome.
July 26, 2011 - 9:15pm
What technology do you carry to conferences? I'm packing up for the ECAR Symposia this week in Chicago - finding myself somewhat disturbed at the number of gadgets in my bag.
July 26, 2011 - 12:15am
Strong, well-researched, and in-depth and publicly available edtech company analysis is rare. This is why I was so pleased to read Casey Green's piece from 7/19/11 "After the Sale" on the Blackboard acquisition and the state of the LMS (learning management system) market.
July 24, 2011 - 10:00pm
The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain by Tali Sharot
July 21, 2011 - 9:45pm
What technology should every postsecondary institution invest in? An enterprise LMS? Lecture capture? Media management? Synchronous meeting or Web conferencing? Mobile learning and campus services? BORING.My vote goes to the Hustler Zeon.The website calls the Zeon, "the first electric zero-turn mower ever introduced to the green industry."
July 20, 2011 - 9:00pm
I'm counting on the IHE community to share some knowledge. Do any of you know anything about Apple University?TheNextWeb has a great infographic on Apple University.
July 19, 2011 - 9:15pm
Are you planning on holding synchronous class sessions, using Web meeting tools like Adobe Connect, Blackboard Collaborate, WebEx, or Microsoft Lync (what platforms am I missing?) Synchronous class meetings are now a necessary component of an online or blended learning program. Online synchronous classes, however, are difficult to do well. The guidelines below might help, and it will be good to hear from you about the best practices you've discovered for Web class meetings.

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