Interesting Reading

Here are some more interesting reads that have crossed my desk. I certainly don’t agree with all the opinions, but it’s good to understand different perspectives:

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Why Audrey Watters Thinks Tech Is a Trojan Horse Set to ‘Dismantle’ the Academy By Jeffrey R. Young May 18, 2016  http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Audrey-Watters-Thinks-Tech/236525

Innovation in Learning Spaces: How We Are Reinventing the Classroom
May 16, 2016 – by Mark Robbins http://www.conferenceboard.ca/topics/education/commentaries/16-05-16/innovation_in_learning_spaces_how_we_are_reinventing_the_classroom.aspx

6 Ways to Bridge the Gap Between Faculty and IT – Finding your own “unicorn” and other ways to create healthier relationships between academia and the IT department. By Michael Hart 03/10/16 https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/03/10/6-ways-to-bridge-the-gap-between-faculty-and-it.aspx

What’s Really to Blame for the Failures of Our Learning-Management Systems
By Michael Feldstein March 08, 2016  http://chronicle.com/article/What-s-Really-to-Blame-for/235620

Advancing Technology and Online Learning – An Ideal Match for the Future
TeachOnline Blog http://teachonline.ca/tools-trends/exploring-future-education/2016-look-future-online-learning-part-1

Gamification, personalization and continued education are trending in edtech
Posted Apr 8, 2016 by Sean O’Connor  http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/08/1301192/

Technology and the Imminent Disruption of Higher Education: Is Fear the Path to the Dark Side? by David Wheeler http://forum.academica.ca/forum/technology-and-the-imminent-disruption-of-higher-education-is-fear-the-path-to-the-dark-side

Tyler Cowen Says Online Professors Should Think Like Bloggers
By Jeffrey R. Young April 12, 2016  http://chronicle.com/article/Tyler-Cowen-Says-Online/236090

Scholars wary of technology ‘over-promising and under-delivering’-
McGraw-Hill Education chief executive says companies must work to allay ‘legitimate concerns’ of higher education staff April 14, 2016  By Chris Havergal
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/scholars-wary-of-technology-over-promising-and-under-delivering

Only 1 in 5 Students Obtain All Learning Materials Legally  – A new study on student piracy makes a convincing case for open educational resources in higher education. By Sri Ravipati 04/13/16 https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/04/13/only-1-in-5-students-obtain-all-learning-materials-legally.aspx