Category Archives: education and technology

One classic open education source to stop

webcast.berkeley.edu, an open education resource dating back a while, will no longer make new content.  Why?  Financial pressures. Berkeley will keep on doing lecture capture, just not for the rest of us: We will no longer make recorded lecture videos … Continue reading

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Picking on great education and technology myths

Today I gave a webinar on a new theme, “Great .edu myths of our time”. TurnItIn.com hosted the event, and Jason Chu over there inspired the topic. Identifying and busting myths sounded like fun, so I picked five, ranked from … Continue reading

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Scientists and social media: an important new study

Out of all academics, how are scientists using new technologies to communicate?  Pew has a new study, based on surveying nearly 4,000 scientists, and the results are important for higher education and technology. The short version: the future belongs to young … Continue reading

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The current state of online learning: the Babson report

What’s the current state of online learning?  A new report from Babson, Pearson, the Online Learning Consortium et al, Grade Level (pdf), offers some intriguing observations about campus strategy and leadership. One is that a huge gap yawns open between … Continue reading

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President Obama’s plan for free community college tuition: first thoughts

President Obama has raised the idea of making the first two years of community college free. What I’d like to do to is to see the first two years of community college free for everybody who’s willing to work for … Continue reading

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Some university presidents on the future of education

What do college and university presidents think of the future of higher education?  eCampus News has an interesting summary of a recent think-tank-y project, wherein 14 chief executive officers from a diverse group of institutions participated in two separate sessions … Continue reading

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Most Americans pretty happy with the internet, says Pew

In a break from gloom and dystopia, most Americans now view the internet as a positive force in their lives, according to a new Pew survey.  The results contrast neatly with the steady drumbeat of fearsome digital media stories. For example, … Continue reading

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