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Essay predicting that campuses will be completely digital in 3 years | Inside Higher Ed

President of McGraw-Hill:


"... I’m willing to put my stake in the ground.


As I see it, the publishing industry needs to do all it can to ensure that within 36 months, higher education in the U.S. will be completely digital. I’m not talking about a slight or even gradual increase in e-book adoptions or the use of adaptive learning. I’m talking about a total transition from a reliance on print textbooks to a full embrace of digital content and learning systems. Aside from the college library, you hopefully won’t be able to find a printed textbook on a college campus in three years. And if you are, we should all be disappointed."

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The Collaboration Department | Do You Have a Chief Collaboration Officer (CCO)?

Not just IT!



"Technology today is all about facilitating collaboration. Collaboration within and across our institutions. Collaborations around data and ideas. Collaboration on multiple screens on multiple (and mobile devices). Robust collaboration requires communication, flexibility, resiliency, and choice. A collaborative organization provides platforms and tools that allow individuals and groups to connect, build relationships, and form networks. A system built for collaboration pushes people to the front and technology to the rear."


What would be the advantages of re-branding our IT Departments as Collaboration Departments?"

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4 Ways Technology Can Reduce Higher Ed Costs | Inside Higher Ed

Provocative:


"Senior campus technology leaders should be held accountable for developing and delivering on plans to:

  • Increase Quality
  • Increase Access
  • Reduce Costs

Every project that technology touches (which now means most things we do in higher ed) should be looked at through the lenses of quality, access and costs. It is no longer adequate to address one or two legs of this three legged stool."

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Higher Ed Rocks Confab: Engaging Content at Indiana University

Higher Ed Rocks Confab: Engaging Content at Indiana University | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

On the first day of Confab, Indiana University’s Erika Knudson and Rebecca Salerno discussed their work creating a content strategy for the Indiana University Alumni Association geared around spurring engagement and building lasting relationships.

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New Policy Brief, "A Case for Fair Use: The Georgia State Decision"

A new EDUCAUSE Policy brief from Policy Specialist Joan Cheverie summarizes the long-awaited opinion released May 11, 2012 in the Georgia State University e-reserves copyright infringement case, and provides analysis of what this means for higher ed.


You need to know this.

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The Future Is Now: Anything Can Be A Touch Screen Thanks To Disney Research

The Future Is Now: Anything Can Be A Touch Screen Thanks To Disney Research | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Any surface, including liquid and the human body, can be turned into a multi touch interface with a new technology developed by researchers at Disney and Carnegie Mellon University, opening the door to making everyday objects intelligent, the...


So, what does this do to learning space design? 

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The New Generation of Thermal Imaging | Facilities Manager Magazine

The New Generation of Thermal Imaging | Facilities Manager Magazine | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Thermal imaging is useful for many things, including detecting moisture leaks in building envelopes.

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Should Every Ed Tech Project Include a Revenue Model? | Inside Higher Ed

Of course:


"What do you think? Should presentations at EDUCAUSE and other ed tech conferences explicitly spell out the dollar cost of the project or initiative being discussed, and tell the story of the revenues that the project expects to yield? Should communications around new technology or new systems on campus (from a new e-mail system to learning management system LMS to lecture capture platform) include information about costs and revenue?


To what extent should we talking about money when we talk about technology?"

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Stanford Takes Online Schooling To The Next Academic Level : NPR

Last semester, Stanford University professors tried something radically new: They opened their classes to the world for free. Within hours, thousands had signed up to participate.

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Broadband, Social Networks, and Mobility Have Spawned a New Kind of Learner -- THE Journal

"Students are different today because of technology. Every educator knows this, of course, but this change is about much more than agile thumbs, shriveling attention spans, and OMG'd vocabularies. According the Pew Research Center, the combination of widespread access to broadband Internet connectivity, the popularity of social networking, and the near ubiquity of mobile computing is producing a fundamentally new kind of learner, one that is self-directed, better equipped to capture information, more reliant on feedback from peers, more inclined to collaborate, and more oriented toward being their own "nodes of production."


"These three elements together have changed the context of learning," says Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project. "Today, knowledge is literally at your fingertips.'"

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Moving Outside the LMS: Matching Web 2.0 Tools to Instructional Purpose | EDUCAUSE

An EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative case study from Georgia Southern University:


"While LMSs continually add tools to provide additional functionality, they typically lag behind the tools available in the Web 2.0 world. In addition, many of the newest Web 2.0 tools are developed for specific sets of users (medicine or education, for example). Since an LMS is used across many different college programs, it is not feasible for the commercial LMS to develop content-specific tools. The most compelling argument for the use of Web 2.0 tools may be that it is simply unnecessary to pay for additional modules/functions within an
LMS when tools that serve learning objectives well are free and widely available. To accommodate a “pedagogy comes first” philosophy, instructors should not feel limited by the set of tools contained within an LMS."

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Katya Rybin's curator insight, March 9, 2015 9:38 AM

This Web tool is useful for different college programs, such as medicine. These tools are free and can used with an easy access and is dependable.

Alexis Williams's curator insight, March 9, 2015 9:50 AM

This is a very compelling tool that your professor can use to help you. Most importantly its free

 

sajeda omar's curator insight, March 13, 2015 1:20 PM

this post talks about how web 2.0 tools have advanced and are widely used , it also talks about the critics of web 2.0 tools and how they should maybe be improved. 

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Cyberinfrastucture: Technical + Social = Transformative | If you help | #HASTAC2011 #SCUP

Cyberinfrastucture: Technical + Social = Transformative | If you help | #HASTAC2011 #SCUP | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The 'About HASTAC' is "music to his ears":


"HASTAC ("haystack") is a network of individuals and institutions inspired by the possibilities that new technologies offer us for shaping how we learn, teach, communicate, create, and organize our local and global communities. We are motivated by the conviction that the digital era provides rich opportunities for informal and formal learning and for collaborative, networked research that extends across traditional disciplines, across the boundaries of academe and community, across the "two cultures" of humanism and technology, across the divide of thinking versus making, and across social strata and national borders."


Forget "digital," this is "extreme connectedness."

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7 Things You Should Know About Service Design | EDUCAUSE

From EDUCAUSE. Available in .epub and PDF only, but free. 


"Service design is a process that examines the relationship between those who use a service and the service environment. By focusing on and making improvements to the points at which users interact with other people or the environment, service design enables an organization to run smoothly, provide the best service to its users, and reduce the kind of situations that that can generate complaints. It has been effective in traditional customer-centric industries like retail and hospitality and is now seeing use in areas like healthcare, public services, and educational services. Even as it leads to improvements in services and spaces, service design maximizes limited resources and increases accountability, and many of these benefits bear directly on the processes and spaces designed for learning."

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Anatomy of a campus construction project

Anatomy of a campus construction project | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

An examination of the University of Akron's newest residence hall, and some of the planning that took place to make it happen.


"The days of bond-funded campus buildings and two-dimensional architectural drawings are drawing to a close at many public universities. The money, for now, is available through public-private partnerships, and plans are made in three dimensions, making for an easier sell to top decision makers.


Campus construction, particularly residence halls, starts with projections meant to keep a college or university years—sometimes decades—ahead of student demand. Those projections, once passed along the campus’s chain of command, tell the mathematical story: We’ll need more dorms, or we won’t.


That’s how it started at the University of Akron (UA), a 220-acre campus with 29,000 students."

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Mixed Signals: Smart Phone Sensors Recruited to Deliver Indoor GPS: Scientific American

Mixed Signals: Smart Phone Sensors Recruited to Deliver Indoor GPS: Scientific American | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Duke University researchers are developing a mobile app that uses WiFi antennas, cellular radios and other detectors to guide smart phone users...
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Science of Spatial Learning: Nora Newcombe at NCWIT

Science of Spatial Learning: Nora Newcombe at NCWIT | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Great to see this coverage of SILC in US News and World Report, and I’m excited to hear Dr. Nora Newcombe speak at the NCWIT Summit Tuesday of this week.


"Spatial reasoning, which is the ability to mentally visualize and manipulate two- and three-dimensional objects, also is a great predictor of talent in science, technology, engineering and math, collectively known as STEM."

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As Elite Colleges Invite the World Online, Questions Remain on Their Business Plans - Planning News & Resources

As Elite Colleges Invite the World Online, Questions Remain on Their Business Plans - Planning News & Resources | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"They're exciting. Yes. But we, also, have wondered what the business plan is."

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History Flushed: The digital age promised vast libraries, but they remain incomplete

History Flushed: The digital age promised vast libraries, but they remain incomplete | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

IN 1086 William the Conqueror completed a comprehensive survey of England and Wales.


The digital age promised vast libraries, but they remain incomplete. From The Economist.

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Efficiency Is Always Efficient | Inside Higher Ed

The anonymous blogger, G. Rendell, is a SCUP member:


"[L]et's face it -- if we want to play solitaire efficiently, it doesn't require a computer costing five hundred dollars or more. It only requires a deck of cards costing a couple of bucks and consuming zero electricity. If we, as a society, approached all our problems on that simple and practical a level, state budget hearings might not need to be so long and boring. And inefficient. (Not to mention ineffective.)"

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Digital Treasures | University Business Magazine

Digital Treasures | University Business Magazine | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Monetizing digital assets translates to revenue potential, but an institution’s leaders must weigh the challenges and risks of charging for access to captured audio, video, and images.
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5 Things Administrators Must Know About E-Commerce Now | University Business Magazine

Campus e-commerce sites actually have a marketing edge over retailers’ online stores, but only if departments and IT pay attention to the back end when planning.

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5 Predictions for Higher Ed Technology in 2012 | Inside Higher Ed

5 Predictions for Higher Ed Technology in 2012 http://t.co/XT7pAHMC #SCUP...
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NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Ed Edition | The New Media Consortium

NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Ed Edition | The New Media Consortium | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

This is a worthy addition to your end-of-year reading possibilities. We're very intrigued by the concept of selecting 12 and then asking for a conversation about the top 6. Hmm.


"The NMC Horizon Report > Higher Education Edition series seeks to identify and describe six emerging technologies likely to have considerable impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry within higher education over the next five years. The 2012 Horizon Project Higher Education Advisory Board recently voted on the top 12 emerging technologies — the result of which is documented in the NMC Horizon Project Short List > 2012 Higher Education Edition. This short list helps the advisory board narrow down the 12 technologies to six for the full publication. View the work that produced the short list on the wiki."

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$$$ - Learn More About Wave III Funding for Tech-Enabled College Degree Program Models

There are two additional opportunities within Wave III to submit proposals.


Please join us for an online chat with NGLC program officers to learn more.


For Wave III, eligible organizations are invited to apply for funding to develop a new generation of technology-enabled whole school and college degree program models—models capable of generating high-quality student outcomes effectively, affordably, and in ways that can be readily expanded to meet the scale of the need. 


December 13, 2011, 4:00 p.m. EDT

Wave IIIa: Breakthrough School Models for College Readiness | Chat with Program Officer


December 15, 2011, 3:00 p.m. EDT
Wave IIIb: Breakthrough Models for College Completion | Chat with Program Officer

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Mobility at Ole Miss: An Evolving Strategy | Free EDUCAUSE Web Seminar

December 7—Mobility at Ole Miss: An Evolving Strategy


Speakers:

  • Kathy Gates, Chief Information Officer, University of Mississippi
  • Frank Mathew, Associate Director of Enterprise Applications and Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi

Date: December 7, 2011
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET (UTC-5); convert to your time zone


Topic: In this free hour-long session, “Mobility at Ole Miss: An Evolving Strategy,” Marc Hoit, Kathy Gates, and Frank Mathew will discuss the University of Mississippi’s strategic approach to mobility on campus. This webinar will identify some of the big questions surrounding mobility and describe the approach that Ole Miss is taking for each, offering valuable insights for other institutions.

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