June 2012

Live from UBTech 2012, it’s “Ten Inspiring Technologies & Replicable Examples”

By |June 21st, 2012|

Another blog post from one of the many sessions at UBTech 2012. This one is called “Electronic Constructivism 2012: Ten Inspiring Technologies & Replicable Examples”. The audience is looking nervous and the woman who just presented the speaker announced that she’s out of her wheelhouse on this one, I think the title is intimidating. “Technology You Can Use Now” would scare people less (I’ll pitch it to them next year).

And here we go:

10. Gapminder

A very cool way to display and interact with statistics. They’ve got an online tool but the desktop version is slicker. The founder actually gave a great TED talk a while back (just happen to have the […]

My first UBTech Session: “Connected Education – The Collaborative Campus”

By |June 20th, 2012|

Some notes from my first UBTech session, “Connected Education – The Collaborative Campus”, given by Greg Kovich from Alcatel-Lucent (who is impressed that we all managed to get up this early while in Las Vegas; little does he know that the last time we all got up was yesterday morning…).

The gist of the session is how to use existing technologies to improve communication and enable more actual discussions/collaboration between students and teachers, students and students, teachers and teachers. The point we’re striving for is where we can replicate as many of the “features” of a face-to-face meeting as we can without actually being in the same room.

What are those features? […]

Greetings from Las Vegas!

By |June 12th, 2012|

You have no idea how happy it makes me that that is the first headline of the first post on our new blog :-) And it’s true, too, because we’ve flown out to Las Vegas to attend UBTech 2012, a conference focused on the intersection of technology and higher education. I’ll be blogging live from a number of different seminars, as well as meeting with as many of you here as I can (I’ll tweet my locations and outfit choice tomorrow, shouldn’t be hard to track me down). Right now I’m gonna go try and find something to eat (are there any good restaurants up here?), see you all tomorrow!

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