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February 15, 2017

Using the Micro-Meso-Macro-Mega (4M) framework for annual reporting and strategic planning by Janice Miller-Young  July 25, 2016 https://sotlcanada.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/using-the-micro-meso-macro-mega-4m-framework-for-annual-reporting-and-strategic-planning/ Coming to You Soon: Uber U In higher education, we are increasingly facing the distinct possibility of a faceless future, teacherless courses, online everything, argues David Theo Goldberg. By David Theo Goldberg August 12, 2016 https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/08/12/dangers-uberization-higher-education-essay 15 … Read More

Holiday Reading (and watching)

January 2, 2017

Jeremy Howard: The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn https://www.ted.com/talks/jeremy_howard_the_wonderful_and_terrifying_implications_of_computers_that_can_learn MODLAB @ UC Davis http://modlab.ucdavis.edu/ Badging: Not Quite the Next Big Thing By Michael Hart 07/20/16 https://thejournal.com/articles/2016/07/20/badging-not-quite-the-next-big-thing.aspx I Love Community Colleges (and Tech Should Too) By Alejandra Cervantes Aug 7, 2016 https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-08-07-i-love-community-colleges-and-tech-should-too Learning Management System Market Expected to Grow $10.5 Billion in … Read More

Lots more PSE/EdTech Reading

July 26, 2016

Mostly new articles from the last month or so, plus a revisit to a couple of older ones. Enjoy. Share. And send me others to read too. ______________________ 6 Implications of the Next-Generation Digital Learning Environments (NGDLE) Framework by Malcolm Brown, June 27, 2016 http://er.educause.edu/blogs/2016/6/6-implications-of-the-next-generation-digital-learning-environments-ngdle-framework Amazon’s Quiet Dominance of Higher-Ed Learning Platforms By Phil Hill, … Read More

Holiday Weekend Readings

July 4, 2016

Happy Canada Day / Happy Fourth O’July Here’s some more education + technology reading for your enjoyment: _____________________________ How to Prepare Professors Who Thought They’d Never Teach Online By Jeffrey R. Young June 21, 2016 http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Prepare-Professors-Who/236873 The Die-Hard University: Despite its critics now and over the ages, the university has somehow endured into its ninth … Read More

More Reading (June 20 selection)

June 20, 2016

Happy Monday. Here are some more readings on EdTech, PSE and general tech with a possible impact on education. Enjoy! _____________ EdTech Stories Counseling in 140 Characters: Engagement with diverse students requires that faculty and staff members develop new social-media strategies to reach students by Alfreda James. June 13, 2016 https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2016/06/13/using-twitter-aid-career-counseling-essay Why EdTech Is A … Read More

This week’s readings

June 10, 2016

A few more items you may find interesting: Online Education: A Catalyst for Higher Education Reforms (April, 2016) Karen E. Willcox, Sanjay Sarma, Philip H. Lippel, MIT https://oepi.mit.edu/sites/default/files/MIT%20Online%20Education%20Policy%20Initiative%20April%202016_0.pdf Ignore Edtech at Your Peril (June 6, 2016) Jonathan Rees, Colorado State University – Pueblo https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1429-ignore-edtech-at-your-peril How Ten Key Developments Are Shaping The Future of Technology-Enable Learning … Read More

Interesting Reading

June 1, 2016

More interesting reads that have crossed my desk: Mobile Strategy at SFU http://www.sfu.ca/itservices/strategy-and-policy/mobile-strategy.html Canadian Universities and our Digital Future: A workshop by Universities Canada. Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2015, Vancouver http://www.univcan.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/canadian-universities-and-our-digital-future-2015-workshop-report.pdf A New Architecture for Learning by Rob Abel, Malcolm Brown and John J. Suess. Monday, October 7, 2013. http://er.educause.edu/articles/2013/10/a-new-architecture-for-learning Technology in Higher Education: … Read More

Interesting Reading

May 19, 2016

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: _______________ 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 … Read More

Interesting Reading

March 4, 2016

Here are some interesting articles that have crossed my desk lately: No Rush to ‘Go Digital’: Study shows faculty members remain skeptical of digital course materials and generally unfamiliar with open educational resources by Carl Straumsheim Feb. 22, 2016 https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/02/22/study-faculty-members-skeptical-digital-course-materials-unfamiliar-oer After Customer Feedback And Further Delays, Blackboard Changes Learn Ultra Strategy For LMS by Phil … Read More

ACTion on Twitter

September 4, 2015

ACTion Journal now has a Twitter feed:  http://twitter.com/actionuoft Or bookmark our site:  http://action.act.utoronto.ca (ACTion is a general-interest publication that explores stories related to how technology is used for teaching and learning at the University of Toronto)