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.
“4 out of 3 people have trouble with fractions.” Unknown Organizations compensate for too many projects by slicing and dicing people between projects. The figuring out and management of all these fractional people is a colossal waste of time. Assigning percentages of people’s time to projects is a sign that there are too many non-prioritized projects. Projects that fully allocate the needed resources to get desired outcomes, like working software,
Upgrade We have upgraded Learning Space to version 3.7.3 of Moodle. There are some improvements to Forums including private replies and the ability to lock discussions, but no major new features. Adding staff to module areas: a change in process The process for adding staff to any module or course area now needs to be performed by Educational Technology. Should you or a member of the staff team wish to
Paving the Way for Enhanced Recognition of Microcredentials and More Learning credentials come in all shapes and sizes today, ranging from digital badges to doctoral degrees. Yet schools and employers are only just beginning to understand the value of non-traditional credentials. It is interesting that in a time when the media often questions the value of traditional higher education degrees, there is not a lot of coverage about the
A security upgrade conducted on January 28th requires users to enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) to use VPN services. As part of this, signing into VPN now uses email credentials, rather than a special VPN password. If you are already enrolled in MFA, you do not need to do anything in response to this change. If do not use MFA, you will need to enroll. You MUST enroll in MFA to use VPN; you will not be able to
Digital Bodies If Mojo Vision’s AR contact lenses don’t spur you into thinking about the future, we’re not sure what will. The company is working on AR displays so small you won’t notice them even when they’re positioned ... Read more Mojo Vision’s AR Contact Lenses for your Eyes This article Mojo Vision’s AR Contact Lenses for your Eyes first appeared on Digital Bodies by Emory Craig .
I saw something on Twitter that made me think back to a billboard ad I saw back when I worked in Southampton, around 2001. What made me think of it? Well, how about I tell you about the advert first. It showed, on something like a 50ft wide / 20ft tall billboard at the side of the road I cycled past everyday, a woman’s face, close up. She was attractive,
For the past month I’ve been I’ve following a vegan diet. So in a brief pause from my focus on the future of education, I’ll share some thoughts about this experiment. It’s actually not that great a topic shift. For one, I’ve written about health and diet issues before. My posts on giving up caffeine and alcohol are some of the most popular things I’ve ever written (part 1, part 2).
Having reluctantly weighed in on Instructure's proposed acquisition by Thoma Bravo, I would like to turn back toward positive rather than negative possible futures by describing a different potential vector for the company. Despite the criticisms of my previous post, I do not believe that Instructure is in a deep hole, inevitably heading deeper, with no way out in the foreseeable future. If there are two takeaways from that post,
This is the third in a six-part series on how to prevent failure and accelerate outcomes. “A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.” A proverb, also attributed to George S. Patton. The projects most likely to fail are the ones that are the most expensive. $1M or more projects fail at higher rates than projects that are low six figures. Does that mean that companies should
This week my new education and technology seminar began. It’s in Georgetown University’s Learning, Design, and Technology program, and called LDES-702: Studies in Educational Technology. I first taught it in 2019. Here I wanted to introduce the class, starting with my plans for it, then the tentative reading and assignment schedule. The general idea is for students to work through a different tech or tech-related practice each week. They’ll read
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