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 completed this LinkedIn Learning course from Seth Godin – ‘Creativity at work’ earlier this week. In the ‘There’s no such thing as writer’s block’ video, Seth describes an exchange he had with Isaac Asimov, the science fiction author, who is responsible for writing over 400 books. I repeat this section from the transcript: “How do you come up with 400 published books? And he walked me over to this
I’ve been building the Argos story slowly in this series for two reasons. First, we’re in something like a trough of disillusionment with courseware products. “Trough of disillusionment” is a term from the Gartner Hype Cycle about how innovations are viewed in the marketplace over time: I say “something like” the trough of disillusionment because the hype cycle is really about expectations rather than product/market fit. A new product
Over the past few years, certain conversations tend to repeat themselves. Whether it’s about effective assessment strategies or a considered approach to implementing a new platform or technological solution, I want to help define the problem AND then be part of the solution. I want to see those conversations come to fruition AND to have made a difference. What I don’t want is to talk and plan for a solution
We interrupt our regularly scheduled post series on Argos Education for this breaking news… No, I’m not talking about the news that Blackboard was acquired by some ERPish rollup creation of a private equity company. I searched my soul to examine my deepest thoughts and feelings on that topic. Here’s what I came up with: I’m happy that Bill Ballhaus finally got paroled. While he and I clashed once or
Adopt formative assessment practices – emphasis on assessment should focus on using data to help students learn The combination of the Delta variant and back-to-school means many educators and administrators are facing the hardest year yet in the pandemic, both in delivering instruction and assessing student learning. We know students are entering the school year with increased anxiety, and assessment is an added stress-point. That’s a reality that most
If you use Windows 10, you’ve likely noticed a new icon on the taskbar. Referred to by Windows as the “News and interests” tab, the icon appears in the form of a small weather forecast on the taskbar next to the time and date. When hovered over, it shows an array of news stories and other interest-related widgets. Want to remove the icon from the taskbar entirely (or just
In my first post in this series, I wrote about what good teaching is. While the argument was wrapped in a lot of autobiography, it makes a number of assertions that are foundational to the mission of Argos: The best evidence we have suggests that teachers change lives, by I we mean that students who have had good teachers will make more money, be physically and mentally healthier, and have
A study by the University of Pennsylvania reports that 44% of teachers leave the profession in the first five years. Teachers spend hours each day teaching, grading, and providing emotional support for their students. And while they may get some time off during the summer or winter break, it's not uncommon for teachers to work over 60 hours per week year-round. The stress and demands can take a toll
Digital Bodies There’s a lot to like in the forthcoming Lynx AR+VR headset, which debuts on Kickstarter for $499 in late September. The French startup announced a $1,500 mixed reality headset last year ... Read more This article The New Lynx AR+VR Headset – the Future of Mixed Reality? first appeared on Digital Bodies by Emory Craig .
Those of you who have been paying close attention to my LinkedIn profile have known that something has been up with me. I have quietly been working with friends and colleagues toward building a start-up. As we have been building the company, we have been collecting a group of Angel investors who are, almost universally, people we respect and turn to for advice. We’ve been very lucky that way.