Tag: future

Two Views on the Future of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

I’m writing this in response to the article that was shared with me titled “Colleges connect the textbooks: How colleges are integrating digital textbooks with back-end learning and administrative systems”. That article speaks to the challenges presented as higher education institutions attempt to

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Flashback to 2008: Digital Footprints and Lutheran Education

I recently found myself re-reading something I wrote in 2008 for a Lutheran education publication in Australia – SchooLink: Shaping Digital Footprints A couple of takeaway quotes that still seem relevant today in 2017: “The current challenge for Lutheran education

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My two-cents on MOOCs

On of my graduate students asked me for my point of view on the future of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) since we’ve been studying them this past week.  I’m glad he asked and I’ll try to share here.  I’m

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Digital Distractions: Chasing after the wind?

Last evening I participated in the weekly #LuthEd Twitter chat with a number of other Lutheran educators.  The topic for the evening was “Managing Digital Distractions” moderated by Dave Black. The chat represented the clear consensus that we all are

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Advice for a school new to BYOD

A dear friend at St. Peters Lutheran School in Blackwood, South Australia, asked for wisdom as they trial a BYOD program.  I can’t promise any wisdom here, but here’s my 5-minute attempt to hammer out my top 10 tips.  I’d

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Changing “tech-reluctant staff”

Change is not easy in the education world.  Consider this version of the old “light bulb” joke: How many teachers does it take to change a light-bulb? Well hang on a minute! You can’t go changing a light-bulb just like

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Yahoo! Inc. ends telecommuting

Internet company Yahoo! Incorporated has been on a positive path since bringing in a new CEO, Marissa Mayer, from Google Inc. last July. This week, Yahoo! employees received a memo from CEO Mayer stipulating that those who have been working

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The Marks of 21st Century Education at Mater Dei High School

Mater Dei High School here in Orange County was recently highlighted in our local OC Register newspaper regarding their 1:1 iPad program: Mater Dei has received Apple Distinguished School status for 2012-2013, one of 87 across the country that, through the use

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Listening to the culture: smart phones/tablets as the form factors of choice

Inside Higher Ed‘s Lev Gonick has posted his annual forecast – “The Year Ahead in IT, 2013”. In his post, Gonick lists and describes in great detail the 10 top trends impacting higher education in 2013.  His Trend #3 is

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What will self-blended schools look like?

Bernard Bull at Concordia University Wisconsin posed several “What would it look like…?” questions on his Etale blog in regards to the future of blended learning in schools.  Read his entire post here.  Here are the questions Bernard posed: What does

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