Category Archives: education and technology

The video wall on college campuses in 2017

Several weeks ago a client asked me about video walls on campuses.  I hadn’t been focused on them, so I dug in and researched.  My impression now is that some colleges and universities are exploring the use of video walls … Continue reading

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Top campus IT trends: our new report

I just finished working on a research report for the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR). It’s a deep dive into the major trends shaping campus IT work and environments. “Trend Watch 2017: Which IT Trends Is Higher Education … Continue reading

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Moodle and the next LMS: reflections and more questions

Last week Martin Dougiamas, the creator of Moodle, the world’s leading open source learning management system, joined our Future Trends Forum to discuss the future of that technology. Someone on the Moodle.com site wrote up an extraordinarily rich report on … Continue reading

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Towards the future of the LMS: to Moodle and beyond

Ah, the learning management system (LMS) (VLE to some people).  One of the central ed technologies, as well as one of the most controversial, and yet also accepted as a nearly universal  commonplace. I’ve been tracking it since the 20th … Continue reading

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What next with the LMS? A conversation with Phill Hill, continued

What will the learning management system (LMS) become?  Yesterday the Future Trends Forum met with Phil Hill of E-literate and Mindwires to explore this question, based on Phil’s extensive expertise. Discussion began at an energetic clip and built rapidly from there.  You … Continue reading

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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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