Category Archives: education and technology

Blogging literature: the Draculablog begins again

It is May 3rd and young Jonathan Harker is taking a train east to meet his firm’s new client, one count Dracula.  You may follow the rest of the story by subscribing to new posts, or dive into the novel’s archives, … Continue reading

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Rogue approaches to scholarly communication

This week I’m participating in the Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI) conference in the Washington, DC area.   I was active in the first OSI meeting last year, and am looking forward to this one.  Hopefully I’ll tweet events and reflections … Continue reading

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When should video replace discussion boards?

Should we transform discussion boards from text to video?  What would we lose or gain when students converse through video recordings instead of written comments? Jeffrey Young raises this prospect in a provocative EdSurge article. Joyce Valenza, an assistant teaching professor … Continue reading

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International ed tech and pedagogical projects: notes from INTED 2017

This past week I attended the INTED conference in Valencia, Spain.  After kicking things off with a keynote, I had the opportunity to participate in all sessions, which I appreciate. (That’s something I really like doing; I hate keynoters who … Continue reading

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Another glimpse of European higher education and technology

Last week I had the honor of addressing a European Union higher education meeting in Malta.  I actually presented three times, each session offering a different cut of my thoughts on the future of education and technology. The conference was … Continue reading

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A trend to watch: teaching classes from one campus to another

How can colleges and universities share courses online?  That is, can students at one institution take a class taught by faculty at another? The answer has been “yes” for some years, and I’m not talking about MOOCs or University of … Continue reading

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How people actually use Blackboard, according to Blackboard

How do instructors and learners use learning management systems?  Blackboard shared some interesting stats about what people actually do with their LMS.  The results confirm what many LMS critics (like myself) have been saying for a while.  It’s impressive that … Continue reading

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