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Presentation Notes from Google Wave in Higher Education

Presentation Notes from Google Wave in Higher Education

This week I talked to a group at the 2010 HELIX conference, sponsored by MOREnet. MOREnet is one of the high level networking authorities that provides connectivity services for educational entities in Missouri. My presentation discussed Google Wave’s place in the current and future plans of higher education. Below, you can find an outline of [...]

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Is Social Media A Fad? Social Media Revolution Video

Is Social Media A Fad?  Social Media Revolution Video

The questions around what exactly social media is and its long term impact aren’t exactly new.  Personally I’m a data junkie and I feel data always helps make very compelling arguments.  What we have here is a great data driven case around what is really happening with social media and the impacts on everything that [...]

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The Web Singularity is Near

The Web Singularity is Near

I should probably feel terrible for making a play on Ray Kurzweil’s famous book title, because I don’t think I’m quite good enough to borrow from someone like him. But, I did it anyway. I know, I’m without shame. I’ve come to terms with that. I want to go a little editorial on you all [...]

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Book Review: Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig

Book Review: Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you might have caught on that I recently got into the book Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity by Lawrence Lessig, one of many that I’ve been meaning to check off my least of to-reads.  Let me spoil the review by telling you not to [...]

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The Online Education Game is Changing

The Online Education Game is Changing

The walled garden of higher education just took a volley from one dangerous cannon.  It’s a cannon that might not knock the wall down this time, but there will certainly be successors that could.  What I’m talking about is a place called StraighterLine.com.  The short of it is that for $99 a month, you can [...]

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Higher Ed Content: Have It Your Way.

Higher Ed Content: Have It Your Way.

Eleven years ago, I began my professional career as a high school English teacher.  All was right with the world until we introduced gradebook software in our district, and things were never the same again.  I would get make-up work on my desk in the morning and have students stop by over lunch wondering when [...]

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Googled Over: How Promiscuous Is Your Data

I have been stewing on some thoughts of my own about Google ever since I had heard about Gears so I decided to wait to respond fully to Kyle’s post this week. It is a slideshare response. Enjoy!

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Getting a Grasp on Google

Getting a Grasp on Google

Google is EVERYWHERE on the web and because I’ve been thinking about it more and more lately, I think it’s finally time to put some of these thoughts in writing and get some input from the community.  I know I’m not the first or the last to have these thoughts, but here they are.  So [...]

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Google Chrome Is Not What You Think

The web design world let out a collective cry yesterday.  To some, it was a squeal of delight.  To others, it was a groan of despair.  At issue was Google’s new brainchild (and latest step towards WORLD DOMINATION), Chrome.  If you have been hiding in a hole since Labor Day, Chrome is Google’s attempt to [...]

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Getting Synthy with Virtual Tours

Those of you who have kept up with some of Microsoft’s new toys (or who read my Twitter), have undoubtedly heard of a new little Seadragon based photo interface they have been working on in conjunction with the University of Washington called Photosynth.  This new spatial photo organization system sent the tech word abuzz when [...]

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