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.
I’m very excited to share news of an upcoming futures event taking place online later this autumn. It’s one I’ve worked on, and want to invite you all to check it out. On November 9th the Association of Professional Futurists (of which I’m a board member) is holding an online Futures Festival. Its theme is Radical Transformations: We see ‘radical’ not as something negative, but to stand for nontraditional, visionary,
Last week I completed a pet project I’d had in mind for a while now. I moved (copied, pasted, checked, published) my CMALT portfolio from it’s original Google sites location to here, my blog. Why? Two reasons – firstly I’m getting fed up of my ‘stuff’ being all over the place, that I’m messy with my online behaviour and my online artifacts/things, and I wanted to start tidying myself up.
When an IT leader needs help or advice, the first place s/he should turn to is their own team – whether it is day 1 or year 10+. You and your company hired people for a reason. You probably directly hired some % of the team. Presumably you hired people whose intellect, opinion and work ethic you wanted to have in the organization. Ask them first. The team knows
Electric bike repair and the future of academia.
Automattic, the company that runs WordPress.com and many other services like JetPack, WooCommerce and more has received $300 million USD in funding from Salesforce. From TechCrunch: Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce and soon Tumblr, has closed a $300 million funding round at a $3 billion post-money valuation. The Series D round has a single investor, Salesforce Ventures. First off, congrats at Matt Mullenweg and the Automattic team on this round.
We’ll be out in California next week for the Oculus Connect 6 conference on September 25-26. With the speculation on Facebook’s AR initiatives and the next steps for the Quest standalone HMD, it promises to be ... Read more Oculus Connect 6 – The Next Chapter for VR and AR This article first appeared on Digital Bodies.
What should you do if you are contacted about a potential job?
Content is infrastructure.David Wiley I opened my first post in this series with a statement about courseware and content design: An unbelievable number of words have been written about the technology affordances of courseware—progress indicators, nudges, analytics, adaptive algorithms, and so on. But what seems to have gone completely unnoticed in all this analysis is that the quiet revolution in the design of educational content that makes all of these
Are Active Learning and Direct Instruction Mutually Exclusive? I've been a big fan of active learning in its many potential forms for years. For example, in this piece from 2013, I dug into how flipped learning facilitates active learning whether it be experiential, project based, inquiry based, constructivist, etc. Recently I stumbled across a reference to “discovery learning” which quickly piqued my interest and led me to google the
Earlier this month, we both participated in a HAIL (Harvesting Academic Innovation for Learners) convening at Southern New Hampshire University. Both of us feel a small sense of pride in how this learning innovation community has grown, as at least part of the origin story of HAIL dates back to a Leadership Roundtable on Academic Transformation, Digital Learning and Design that we co-hosted (along with Huron’s Peter Stokes) at Georgetown
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