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Archive for March, 2010

Campus Technology: “Open source learning management system Moodle is gaining additional Web conferencing capabilities thanks to a new open source plugin from Remote-Learner that integrates the LMS with the Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro service.”

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Grand Rapids News: “Thirty people holding signs with slogans like ‘Teachers, Not Computers’ paraded in front of Grand Rapids Public School’s Franklin Campus Friday, protesting the fact the district will begin scheduling fall high school classes next week using a new format for which little detail has been given.”

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Educause: “While it is difficult to predict the future, it is essential to plan for it. The Horizon Report is an established planning resource, designed to catalyze discussions around emerging and arriving technologies and the impact they will have at learning-centered organizations. Join Malcolm Brown and Veronica Diaz of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative as they review the Horizon Report and examine ways in which it may be put to work at your institution. During this live, interactive webinar, they will review various emerging technologies likely to have a significant impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression over the next five years.”

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ZDNet Education: “My boss wants me to wear a shirt and tie every day. He has a point, of course: if I want to be treated like a central office administrator, then I need to dress the part. Otherwise, I’m just another tech. Which, mind you, isn’t a bad thing, but having the right kinds of relationships with other district staff as you try to make decisions, formulate policy, and implement curriculum is important. When you’re telling a principal how to integrate technology into their curricula, telling your special education director why a particular bit of assistive technology is not only important but worth the money, or telling a teacher why he/she isn’t getting their very own printer next year, an air of authority is useful.”

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Ubiquity in Higher Education

ProfHacker: “I often lend all my students iPod Touches, and I’ve posted before about Abilene Christian University, which has the best-publicized effort to give out iPhones to everyone on their campus.  The newest round of press coverage suggests that ACU is finally getting to a position where they can say some interesting things, and I very much want to underscore this point about ubiquity …”

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ProfHacker: “So why do so many people still use Microsoft Word for their writing tasks? Don’t get me wrong: it’s a powerful word processor with many desirable features, but it’s far from perfect. And it seems unlikely that we’d all decide, independently, that it’s the magic software for each and every one of us.  So what else is out there?”

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ZDNet Education: “I had a chance to catch up today with Vikram Savkar, Senior Vice President and Publishing Director with the Nature Publishing Group (NPG). We’ve spoken before about Scitable, their online effort to bring high-quality scientific content to educators and students via the social web.”

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