What does a CIO do?

I guess it depends on who you ask. Well, the CIO’s thought they were most effective as classic IT-support providers. That’s basically putting PC’s on desktops. But their managers thought that CIO’s were most effective in explaining and determining the college’s technology course into the future. Managers really want their CIO’s to be “informaticists.” Wayne… Continue reading What does a CIO do?

Eduyawn

Edupunk is “Do It Yourself” in education or instruction technology. Free or at least cheap tools suitable for classroom use are so ubiquitous, the faculty have plenty of alternatives to the monolithic “enterprise” LMS. If edupunk was a boat, then what would it be? A bamboo raft? This is not something new. My mom conned… Continue reading Eduyawn

Exclusion Groups

This is America! Equality! Liberty! Democracy! Arizona has a bill S.B. 1108 to legislate the forbidding of student groups who are against the principles of America. Specifically democracy, capitalism, pluralism, and religious tolerance must be upheld by all. A founding principle of the United States was dissent. Disagreeing with King George III, British Parliament, and… Continue reading Exclusion Groups

Dance Lessons, Anyone?

The modest proposal of having students help teachers learn to dance makes an interesting point. Suggesting the learners do not want to learn is an easy way to avoid the real problem. I hear from higher education faculty, students are unmotivated and fail to see the importance of learning. I hear from academic technical support… Continue reading Dance Lessons, Anyone?

RE 2007: USG Digital Content Repositories: Resources to Share

Digital Library of Georgia 60 different libraries and content providers digitizing content, available in various browsing and search options really impressive historical record widely dispersed Civil Rights Digital Library 65 institutions web access to 25 hours of news photage. Alternative Media Access Center Some publishers 9 times out of 10 provide an electronic copy. In… Continue reading RE 2007: USG Digital Content Repositories: Resources to Share

False Panacea

I ran across Jon Udell’s post on The once and future university which pointed to Mike Caulfield’s post with the video (Transcript). Technology, I think, is a false Panacea. The role of information technology is to better aggregate information for whatever it is we do. Such aggregation draws disparate sources together, but the sources fail… Continue reading False Panacea

links for 2007-10-18

Colleges Struggle to Keep Up With Storage Demands (tags: Blackboard_Vista storage) Jobs, News and Views for All of Higher Education – Inside Higher Ed :: Professor Avatar (tags: education social) Designing For Spam (tags: google search) Customer Reference Checklist | Smiley Cat Web Design (tags: checklist software)

Germane

Maybe its intrinsic to human nature to seek our relevance. To our family. To our friends. To the world. We label those who fail to care about the impact of the behaviors on others as sociopaths. That is a bad thing in case you didn’t know. 🙂 I’ve heard people are happiest in jobs where… Continue reading Germane

A Blogosphere Ecology

This is an article a former coworker, Bernie Gunder, helped me write for Focus On, a guest topic section of Portico, a Valdosta State University paper. A Blogosphere Ecology My name is Ezra Freelove, ‘99, and I’m a 29-year-old self-professed computer geek and technology professional who spends more hours in front of a computer than… Continue reading A Blogosphere Ecology