25 mai 2013

Using iMovie and Keynote to Make a Web-Based Keynote

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. Recently, I was asked if I would be willing to give a keynote for a professional development event at a university. However, instead of coming to campus and delivering a presentation, the organizers wanted a "virtual keynote." While I've done numerous in-person presentations, webinars, and even a weekly web-based show, I've never done a virtual keynote. Conceptually speaking, I figured that it wouldn't be too difficult. A 30 minute presentation with slides, video, and audio…how hard could it be? Lecture capture is done all of the time. Read more...

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The Growth of the Hybrid Meeting

By Joshua Kim. We are all trying to figure out the best way to include remote colleagues in our team meetings. A number of factors have come together to drive the use of online tools in meetings where some people are meeting face-to-face in one room, while other colleagues are participating in the meeting at a distance. There are many factors driving the growth of hybrid face-to-face/online meetings. Here are 3:
1. Shifting and More Flexible Work Arrangements: 
A growth of people working part-time, or bundling together multiple positions. These .5 or .25 colleagues often need to join our team meetings while traveling or onsite at their other gigs. Read more...

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On MOOCs & Against Inevitability

By Josh Honn. Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows I routinely rage against LibraryJournal (LJ), a magazine I was auto-subscribed to a few years ago while working toward my MLIS and to which I have yet to figure out how to unsubscribe from. My interaction with LJ is usually limited to me flipping through it after dinner, reading a few choice, rage-worthy quotes from the various columns out loud to my wife, and ultimately flipping the magazine over my head and onto the ground in a ritual we’ve grown quite fond of despite its rage-ful origins. Yet, in recent discussions on Twitter and over email with David Golumbia and others, I’ve come to the realization that I need to engage my rage in greater depth, to do something, anything, to critically complicate the discourse, particularly in library and information science literature. The dominant discourse here, especially when it comes to technology and “openness,” is one not of critique but a blind embrace of utopianism fueled by an acquiescence to inevitability. Read more...

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The Preoccupation with China

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/the_world_view_blog_header.jpgBy Liz Reisberg. China is much in the news these days—an article in The NY Times about China’s spectacular $250 billion investment in higher education; the announcement in Inside Higher Ed of $300 million for a Chinese Rhodes Scholarship at Tsinghua (covered also by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Huffington Post, The Economist, Bloomberg, and more); an opinion piece in The Chronicle about the tensions between foreign-educated scholars and the home-grown variety; the seven words you cannot say in Chinese University classroom. Am I mistaken or is higher education in China covered more in the press than higher education in any other country outside of the US?  Searching “China” on the Insider Higher Ed website brings up mentions in at least 60 articles and opinion pieces since January 1. That seems like a lot. Read more...

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Las humanidades digitales como disidencia cognitiva

http://gravatar.com/avatar/d001d52928b644e0084b766c52f048c6?d=http://dhd2013.filos.unam.mx/ernestopriego/wp-content/themes/frisco/images/mystery-man.jpg&s=50&r=GPor . Es increíble pero fue hace ya un año que tuvo lugar el Primer Encuentro de Humanistas Digitales en la Biblioteca Vasconcelos de la Ciudad de México (17 y 18 de mayo de 2012). Participé remotamente a través de un póster/volante y un sitio titulado “HD/DC” que abrí para ofrecer contexto y referencias. Fue una manera de querer comunicar que en las humanidades digitales es también necesario interrogar la forma en que “practicamos la academia”, es decir, el no poder estar físicamente en un evento en un lugar geográfico en tiempo real no necesariamente significa que no podemos participar en él.
“Disidencia cognitiva” suena grandilocuente e ingenuo, lo sé, pero la intención era sugerir que las “HD” en mi opinión deberían significar no sólo nuevas formas de hacer las cosas sino también nuevas formas de pensarlas. Inspirado por el Día de las Humanidades Digitales y por la próxima escuela de verano de DH Postcolonial he ahora subido mi póster/volante en formato PPT (por lo tanto editable por quien lo baje, si es que acaso interesase) a figshare. Noticia completa...

Posté par pcassuto à 23:28 - - Permalien [#]

MOOC Skeptic Proposes an Anti-MOOC MOOC

HomeHere's a course topic not currently offered by any of the providers of massive open online courses: "The Implications of Coursera’s For-Profit Business Model for Global Public Education." The course was proposed last week by Robert Meister, professor of political and social thought in the department of the history of consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz and president of the Council of UC Faculty Associations. He sent a letter with his idea to Daphne Koller, a computer science professor at Stanford University and co-founder of Coursera, and then published his letter on the blog of the American Association of University Professors. Read more...

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Coursera, edX Continue To Expand

HomeCoursera and edX, the two major providers of massive open online courses, continue to partner with more institutions. On Tuesday, edX, a nonprofit started with money from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, announced it has 15 new partners, including a half dozen in Asia. Both edX and Coursera, a Silicon Valley-based company, have recently touted the global nature of their efforts. Read more...

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U.S. Releases 'The Condition of Education 2013'

HomeThe U.S. Education Department today published its annual compendium of all the data you'd want to know about American education: "The Condition of Education 2013." The report, published by the National Center for Education Statistics, includes special focus sections on the employment rates of young adults (noting that those with bachelor's degree are far likelier than high school graduates to be employed) and on various aspects of student debt. Read more...

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Where the Citations Are

HomeBy Elizabeth Gibney for Times Higher Education. Countries outside the world's elite university systems are better at transforming research capacity into citations, a report suggests. While the U.S. and the U.K. are good at converting research inputs into outputs and are improving, the likes of Denmark, Switzerland, France and Ireland are making the most of their resources and improving efficiency at a greater rate, the study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has found. Read more...

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Higher Ed in 2018

HomeBy Jeb Bush and Randy Best. Rising tuition, declining government subsidies, stagnant endowments, and increased competition are challenging higher education like never before. College and university leaders are struggling to understand where these changes will lead and how they can make higher education more affordable, more accessible, and of greater quality for an increasingly diverse and aspiring student. Based on our interaction with university leaders and policy makers, we believe that the timeline for transformational change has shortened to five years.  During this time, higher education will have moved from a provider-driven model to a consumer-driven one and, in so doing, upend a system that had endured for centuries. Read more...

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