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Archive for July, 2011

Campus Technology: “The top challenge to implementing classroom technology on campus is faculty’s inability to use it. That’s the consensus among faculty, students, and administrators on campus, according to a new report. Only IT staff said budget concerns were a bigger challenge.”

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Campus Technology: “During his (Michael Wesch) presentation (“From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-Able: New Learning Environments for New Media Environments”), he talked about the impact of digital media and technologies on higher education and shared some of the personal experiences that led him to his current field of study.”

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ProfHacker: “I’ll report here how we utilized Basecamp for organizing student research, emphasizing its use for a very small, undergraduate-focused research program, and how it worked or didn’t.”

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Inside Higher Ed: “The bankruptcy of Borders and the closing of 400 stores provides an opportunity to think through some lessons for higher ed. Are we immune from the fate of Borders?”

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ReadWriteEnterprise: “You would expect that if anyone has gotten deeply into social media, it would be college admins. For the past several years, researchers from University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth’s Center for Marketing Research let by Dr. Nora Barnes have looked at how quickly this adoption has happened, and their latest report shows almost total immersion.”

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Inside Higher Ed: “My favorite educators are the risk takers. The academic tech colleagues whom I most admire are the innovators. But with each passing day, I find myself (in big and little ways) becoming an edtech conservative.”

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ProfHacker: “Two courses, eight weeks…three educational iPad apps. This is the mission that students in an experimental cross-disciplinary collaboration that I was part of this summer accepted as they took on the dual challenges of producing original research and building it into educational resources.”

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