With so many articles about Higher Ed IT across the web, it can be easy to miss something important. Here we have collected articles from some of the best Higher Ed IT blogs for you in one aggregate feed. We are constantly updating this list from some of our favorite sources.
(Yes, I’m back in the bloghouse. I’ve traveled thousands of miles so far this month, and am catching up.) Over the past two weeks two interesting opinion pieces appeared, calling for families in certain nations to make more, not few, babies. It’s one of those times when I as a futurist can mutter “I knew it! about time!” We might be seeing a trend appear and start to rise. Let
We hear a lot these days about enrollment “fit” – the need for prospective students and schools to be closely aligned in order to ensure high retention and graduation rates. A laudable cause, no doubt, when it comes to the “traditional” student: those first-time, full time enrollees entering college right out of high school. Eduventures’ recent Prospective Student Mindsets provides invaluable insights into understanding these students. But can “fit” be applied
We hear a lot these days about enrollment “fit” – the need for prospective students and schools to be closely aligned in order to ensure high retention and graduation rates. A laudable cause, no doubt, when it comes to the “traditi...
Though I deeply enjoy my infrequent, often protracted conversations with Stephen – and find them deeply useful for clarifying and advancing my own thinking – I believe this one has just about run its course. Stephen has posted Four Conclusions on OERs he has drawn from our conversation. This will be my final post as well, and I’ll make only a few concluding points. One of the things I’ve learned
Three and a half years after its formation, Unizin is facing its biggest challenge. Now that the consortium is dealing with contract renewals (membership based on three-year agreements), and now that it is a standalone organization and not wrapped under Internet2, Unizin will face the future without its top management. There's a lot more here than just a change of one or two executives, and we plan to share more
“I gravitate towards gravitas” Morgan Freeman, actor Gravitas is defined as “dignity, solemnity and seriousness of manner.” In business, people with gravitas are seen as intelligent and serious; they unconsciously command respect. While the degree to which gravitas is valued within a particular organizational culture may vary, gravitas is useful to have, and arguably essential for effective leadership. People may or may not automatically have gravitas as part of their
The extremely cold and often wet conditions of winter can lead to your technology getting damaged or even destroyed. Preventing this, as well as being prepared for winter storms, can save you a great deal of trouble in the months to come. Below-freezing temperatures can destroy hard drives and potentially crack screens. To keep this from happening, ensure that laptops, phones, and other large devices are inside and aren’t left
More evidence that books rule the world.
In my recent post I asked us each to consider what “what is the real goal of our OER advocacy?” Stephen answers that his goal is access for all, and takes me to task for wanting more. In my post I wrote, My ultimate goal is this: I want to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners, and (2) radically improve access to education. And I
Last year right around this time, the good folks at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media announced a beta release of Omeka S, a multi-site version of their popular scholarly content management system. Omeka, to quote from the homepage for the project, “provides open-source web publishing platforms for sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits.” This week, in a news release titled, “Major Milestones for
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