The Disaggregation of Higher Education
I came across this presentation a while back, but I did not have the opportunity until recently to go through it. It's a great presentation and I wish that they also had the audio of the presentation to go with it because it seems like a great topic.I particularly liked slides 100 to 109 where institutions of higher education are likened to the recording instutry ;-) I also liked slide 95 with the
Someone has a case of the Mondays!
Well OK, not really. I don't know if this story transpired on a Monday - it was just a catchy title :-)Anyway, I had heard of this story about a student accused of copyright infringement and possibly academic dishonesty for posting his own code online! I did not know much of the story until I read the whole story on Inside Higher Ed. If you haven't seen it, go have a quick read - it IS pretty ridiculous.Basically
Map of Social Networks
One of the "in" things today is to try to use social networks for everything including marketing, advertising, social mobilization and yes even teaching. I came across this graphic a while back showing which social networks are prevalent in which countries.This is quite interesting, but it only gives you which networks are most popular based on goodle trends and alexa at one point in time. Don't get
Theories of Instructional Design
I came across this presentation a while back - pretty interesting.If you've never taken any instructional design courses before, it's work the attention. If you have, it's a nice review :-)Theories Of Instructional DesignView more Microsoft Word documents from Jordan .
The MBA Oath
ROFL. OK, maybe I am a bit cynical here but this story on NRP about the MBA Oath that some Harvard MBAs took made me laugh out loud.They have a website (who doesn't?) and here's the oath:As a manager, my purpose is to serve the greater good by bringing people and resources together to create value that no single individual can create alone. Therefore I will seek a course that enhances the value my
Twitter in the classroom (part deux?)
I must admit that I was skeptical before I first saw this, but when I thought about it more, the idea of using hashtags in a survey class (an intro class that a lot of people have to take) is interesting.
Using blogs instead of Blackboard
I came across this post on the Chronicle of Higher Ed a few weeks back about a revolt of sorts that is happening in some pockets of academia. Many people seem sick of Blackboard (and in my opinion its anti-competitive tactics) and seem to want to move to different instructional technology media.I don't blame them. Blackboard has become the Frankenmonster of the LMS world. If a new feature comes
Why card based records are not good enough
I came across this article a while back on Open Source Exile about the deficiencies of the MARC format. For those of you not in the library world, MARC is essentially a digital version of the information you found in the card catalog.The article echoes a lot of my thoughts on the subject from when I was reading about information organization and cataloging a few years back when I first started working
Where does our information come from?
I was reading this article on Scienceblogs with an associated graphic on where info comes from (click to enlarge):further on in the article there is a more parody-like version of the same chart (click to enlarge):For what it's worth, the original article is short and easy to read - so you should read it.Here's my favorite quote from it:So look at that graph. The X axis is years, which is OK, even if
Blogs in Education
I came across this presentation about blogs in Education a while back (see end of post). I actually think that blogs are a quite useful tool in an educational environment. For the student, if the blog is student-based, it provides an opportunity to start building a portfolio of academic work. The research papers that the student writes can be posted in blog format. Obviously if the paper is 30, 40,