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.
Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. Was away at CampusInsight 2018 this week so the wrap is a tad light, but still packed with goodnees. I was inspired by David Horsager's discussion of the importance of trust in the success of any organization, it really is vital. Explore 50 different animation
A few weeks ago, I posted about our case study on the governance of the Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework. CWiC is a laudable effort to take the traditional product evaluation matrix and get beyond "magic quadrant-ism" by adding some educational context to the selection process. Which product is "best" depends a lot on your goals, capabilities, and other contextual factors. The CWiC advisory committee members explain how hard it
Happy Friday, faithful ProfHacker readers! Here are 5 links worth reading plus a video for your weekend consumption. "The Web’s Recommendation Engines Are Broken. Can We Fix Them?," by Renee Diresta (WIRED): "Today, recommendation engines are perhaps the biggest threat to societal cohesion on the internet—and, as a result, one of the biggest threats to societal cohesion in the offline world, too. The recommendation engines we engage
Yes, I went to ASU+GSV – my first time at the event in the event’s nine year history. It was everything y’all said it would be. Truly. I was there on a reporting trip, as part of the research I’m doing as a Spencer Fellow. I’m also working on a magazine article that’ll come out this fall on education technology and venture capital. Some of the questions I’ve wanted answered:
Many people are aware that the blue light from screens can negatively affect sleep. Fortunately, most devices allow for a blue light filter, which minimizes this light close to bedtime to promote better sleep. iOS iOS has a feature called Night Shift, which allows you to set a specific range of time during which blue light from the device is minimized. This can be found in Settings > Display &
Thanks to the 680 students who recently provided valuable feedback and suggestions on their digital experience while at university: we have listened! This was the second year the survey has been run and findings include: students make good use of digital tools and have a positive attitude to the use of technology in learning and teaching; the use of tablets has reduced while the use of laptops and
Why I added “Higher Ed Tech” to the title of this book.
One of my favorite iOS apps for many years has been Agile Tortoise’s Drafts, and a new version (v5) came out this week. Originally, Drafts was just an wonderfully fast way to enter text, which already made it very useful as a tool for capturing ideas. But it quickly added the ability to automate tasks, using a url-callback scheme it helped pioneer, and also the ability to store and
Online reputation tracking for alt-acs, and the monetization of the higher ed status economy.
The following was originally published by Inside Higher Ed on March 28, 2018. Read the full text of the article at insidehighered.com. By Bridgette Martin Hard and Matthew Rascoff Innovations in education today spread at two discrete scales. One scale is individual institutions and the communities of faculties and students within them — the micro scale. Innovations also spread on the macro scale, whether through social media, open educational resources