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One scenario for scholarly research

Here’s me talking about one possible way we can do scholarly research online. (larger size here) It’s only a couple of minutes, so let me add a few thoughts: I’m talking about an individual faculty member or two.  It’s not … Continue reading

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The power of convenience

Make magazine cites me in a recent newsletter.  They liked one of my lesser-developed arguments: “We should never underestimate the power of convenience,” Alexander said. “Wearable computing can make things easier for users, and that’s enough to drive adoption.” True … Continue reading

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A conversation about the present and future at CNI

Last month I had the great pleasure of opening the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)’s spring meeting with that group’s leader, Cliff Lynch. We did a kind of co-plenary, a public conversation without PowerPoint or notes. CNI kindly recorded then shared … Continue reading

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Thinking about wearable technology and education

How can wearable computing shape teaching and learning? ELI‘s Veronica Diaz and I think it through. Thanks to Gerry Bayne for editing and sharing.

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Thoughts on the future of MOOCs

EDUCAUSE posted a short interview with me on the Future of MOOCs.  I sketch out three possible ways MOOCs could transform higher education.

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In Times Higher Education, on MOOCs

The London Times interviews me and the cMOOC founders about the state of MOOCs. There are some important points in the article.  George Siemens criticizes not only xMOOCs’ lack of experimentation, but their lack of currency: “the pedagogy employed by … Continue reading

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Interviewed by Digital Scholar

The Digital Scholar site interviewed me about some big ideas in technology and higher education.  They published the results in three parts: On digital humanities On MOOC history, hype, and backlash Some futures for higher education They asked good questions. … Continue reading

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Technology remixing higher education, one conversation

The Evolllution site interviewed me about education, technology, schools costs, blended learning, and entrepreneurship. At risk of citing myself, here’s the kind of thing we discussed: [Technology]could save higher education, it could destroy higher education, but more likely something in … Continue reading

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Talking with Howard Rheingold

Last week the great internet visionary and writer Howard Rheingold and I discussed technology, education, and the future.  We thought about MOOCs, going to college, liberal education, academic labor, online discussion, my Math Emporium analogy, the possibility of creating a … Continue reading

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College degree: a good idea or not?

Tonight I’m appearing in a Huffington Post video discussion about the value of college.  I suspect I might be positioned to defend undergraduate education. Please stop by during the event, or check it out later.

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