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Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. This week in the wrap, we start off with an announcement of two online events taking place on the first and last Saturdays in March. I will be hosting two flipped learning events on the interactive Shindig Platform on behalf of the Flipped Learning Network,
As some people head off to the weekend, here are some stories that point to possible futures for education and technology. I’d like to draw your attention to rising income inequality, internet of things problems, and the transformation of a media villain into a hero. ITEM: The wealthiest Americans, the ones soaring away from the rest of us, have also reached down quite energetically to share some of their wealth.
The following is a re-post from a 2016 EDUCAUSE Review article of ours with minor updates. Let's be honest: as an academic term of art, personalized learning is horrible. It has almost no descriptive value. What does it mean to "personalize" learning? Isn't learning, which is done by individual learners, inherently personal? What would it mean to personalize learning? And who would want unpersonalized learning? Because the term carries so little
What Does It Mean to be a Wi-Fi Monster? Wi-Fi networks are sensitive. Certain items can interfere with the signal and cause poor connectivity all over campus. To ensure strong Wi-Fi, we must all be on the lookout for Wi-Fi Monsters. Wi-Fi Monsters are people and things that use prohibited or interfering devices on campus that cause poor Wi-Fi connectivity. Here’s a quick cheat sheet to spot and stop a
The reliably contentious topic of academic workload popped up again thanks to a Twitter debate that began last week and resurfaced many old studies and debates regarding the labor of faculty. Last summer, Natalie Houston recommended a tool for estimating course workload hours for students based on readings and assignments. As far as I know, no similar tool exists to understand the position of faculty balancing some combination of
A recommendation that I’ll be interested if you take up.
Learning is fun during the College & University Public Relations and Associated Professional’s (CUPRAP) three-day professional development conference. Attendees gain strategic insight and find out what’s trending in higher education communications. Learn how to strengthen your already pivotal role and boost awareness of your institution. Tune as we preview the annual CUPRAP Conference, held this March in Pennsylvania.
Learning is fun during the College & University Public Relations and Associated Professional’s (CUPRAP) three-day professional development conference. Attendees gain strategic insight and find out whats trending in higher education communicatio...
This is a quick programming note to mention that I’ll be at SXSW EDU next month, appearing, as I’ve done the last several years, on the Chronicle’s Shark Tank: EDU Edition panel. It’s part of a full morning of programming that the Chronicle puts together. If SXSW EDU is a conference you attend, do get in touch (@jbj or my firstname.middleinitial.lastname at gmail) ! I’d love to chat. A
Here’s an update on the New Media Consortium bankruptcy story (and here are my previous posts, if you’d like to catch up). Several important things have happened over the past week. Yesterday EDUCAUSE successfully acquired the NMC’s intellectual property. The organization’s president, John O’Brien, posted about this last night after the court action: “I’m pleased to share with you that today the court accepted our offer, agreeing that it was in the