Assessing an open source or community source solution, particularly at small and mid-sized institutions, presents unique challenges. Without vendor demonstrations, user groups, and sales departments, how do you evaluate a community source product?
The phrase "course content delivery" is familiar to us all, but its usage could stand some updating. In fact, we may be due for a millenial change in our perceptions of learning design as current technology tools offer opportunities to change teaching and learning models.
The Campus Technology 2009 Executive Summit on "IT Leadership and the 21st Century Campus: Insight and Innovation," brought together campus IT leaders to discuss both technology directions and their own leadership roles. In the last C-Level View, we ran Part I of Trent Batson's reflections on the summit. Here, read Part II of the two-part commentary.
Are ePortfolios being used properly? If they are merely duplicating traditional grading systems or just showing sample assignments, then the answer probably is they are not. Here's how to take advantage of the true power of the ePortfolio: Just include new types of data that can be mined later on...
The Campus Technology 2009 Executive Summit on "IT Leadership and the 21st Century Campus: Insight and Innovation," brought together campus IT leaders to discuss both technology directions and their own leadership roles. Here, read Part I of Trent Batson's two-part commentary, and watch for Part II in two weeks.
In a Web 2.0 world, language and writing skills are essential to success. But our emphasis on STEM skills means we're missing an opportunity for education. Should STEM really be STEM-L?
Chris Dede, Harvard's Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at the university's Graduate School of Education, will give the opening keynote at the Campus Technology 2009 conference in Boston this coming Tuesday, July 28 on emerging interactive media and implications for teaching and research. We asked Dede for preliminary comments based on a sampling of ideas he'll present.
Much has been written recently about the impact of social networking tools in teaching and learning and how educators can build on the skills of their students in using these tools. But if educators only integrate the ability of students to connect and socialize, deeper points of learning will be missed. While good teaching and learning rests on effective relationships, in an active learning community, those relationships should evolve into actual idea exchange and knowledge construction.
Twitter has become a valuable network tool for professionals. Brief though they are, little snippets, or Tweets, can tell you a lot if you've taken the time to figure out who to "follow" in your field.
Tough economic times are not when you should retreat from IT training for your staff, according to Laurus Technologies CEO John Udelhofen. He gives five reasons why.