“books” shared CC by bjornmeansbear A few changes in my professional profile at UBC in recent weeks… My old Office of Learning Technology has merged with the former Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth to become the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. Among the changes for me personally is an assignment to coordinate our […]Read more "UBC Reads Sustainability"
Philip K. Dick – I consider the universe shared CC by Muli Koppel I read an excerpt of this Inside Higher Ed article nearly two weeks ago, and I still find myself thinking about it. At the University of Dayton this fall, the numbers are looking great — 2,065 arrivals for the fall, about 300 […]Read more "everything not real only a series of tapes being played for us"
Freak Out shared CC by Parksy1964 Last July I was honoured to give the closing keynote for the JISC Open Educational Resources International Symposium in London, England. It was a terrifying prospect on a couple of levels… First off, I knew I would be speaking in front of some of the most accomplished people in […]Read more "Fear and frothing in England"
Some interesting reading in my morning paper: In purely financial terms, the benefits of a postsecondary education to individuals and Canadian society at large far outweigh the costs, a new report suggests. However, as Canada spends more and more on higher education, an increasing percentage of the cost is borne by students and their families, […]Read more "International study claims higher education is still good for you"
Geek and Hype iPod touch shared CC by pickupjojo How illuminating… every time Chairman Steve does one of his high-gloss sales-pitches, my Twitter and RSS feeds are overrun by panting consumption lust, usually from people who make their livings as some form of ‘technology expert’… I suppose it’s too much to expect critical detachment or […]Read more "Ooooh, I want one of those iPanopticons sooooo bad"