Tag: higher education

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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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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Introduction to Socrative

Main Function: Student remote response system (See my comparison between and Socrative and InfuseLearning) Platforms: Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android (any web-enabled device) Website: http://socrative.com Cost: free Company Support: http://www.socrative.com/how-it-works Video Tutorials: http://www.pinterest.com/socrative/socrative-media/ How to get started: Get registered with any browser as a

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New Prezi promotes CUI Ed Tech program

For best viewing, click on Start Prezi in the middle of the presentation below, and then use the Autoplay (10 seconds) and Fullscreen options at the bottom-right corner.

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IT skills expectations for students

I’m in the process of drafting a document on the IT expectations we will have for graduate students in our new MA in Education: Educational Technology program.  I’m tempted toward simply adopting Doug Johnson’s “6 technology skills expected of all

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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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Lore.com course platform brings social learning to the fore

Until about a year ago, Lore was known as CourseKit – an online toolkit to support teaching and learning.  Since then, the platform has been re-branded and transformed into a community of learners that puts the social aspect of learning

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Valuing Reading for Depth

I just mentioned (ranted?) it again in conversation at the dinner table the other night.  Today’s students don’t care to read for depth anymore (or don’t know how to, or aren’t expected to, or don’t have time to, etc.).  All the

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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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Current pressures on higher ed caused by… Climate Change and Wealth Hoarding!

Phil Hill recently posted data in the form of a graph that showed university enrollment no longer matching employment trends, leaving graduates with dubious job prospects and universities in crisis.  I took it as an interesting observation and so decided

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