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  • Blog Post: Learning 2.0 meets Web 2.0

    My favorite educationally relevant and intellectual article of this calendar year (and arguably for the past 12 months or more) is one that appeared in Educause Magazine in their Jan/Feb 2008 issue entitled Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 : access it directly here . ...
  • Blog Post: Expanding your LiveMeeting Investment

    Whether your school has made an investment in the Live Meeting service hosted by Microsoft, or if you utilize the Web Conferencing capabilities of Live Meeting on premise, you are probably realizing great cost-savings and efficiency benefits from the business and classroom application of this product...
  • Blog Post: S+S=SaaS?

      Microsoft’s vision of cloud computing is called, and being marketed as Software + Services .  The original, more broadly accepted term, as you are likely aware, is Software as a Service .  What’s the difference, if any?  Should you care?  Or is Microsoft just trying to re-invent...
  • Blog Post: “Campus to Cloud”

    This week I had the opportunity to participate in an innovative workshop sponsored by Center for Digital Education and Brocade .  The sponsors invited CIOs from a variety of higher education campuses across the country of varying sizes and affiliations, as well as education and industry experts...
  • Blog Post: Students, SharePoint and raw business drive – a winning combination

    Based on the 13 years I’ve spent working with education customers and technology solutions, I think I can fairly say that innovation runs rampant on college campuses – both in IT shops that are challenged with fewer dollars to deliver more services as well with students experimenting with high potential...
  • Blog Post: Exciting news in the world of (classroom) movie making!

    We’re entering an exciting launch year – not the least of which is Windows 7 – a smooth, snappy operating system I’ve been enjoying on several business and personal computers for several months. Quick sidebar: I made the mistake of loading Win7 on only one of my three children’s computers – which...
  • Blog Post: Education Innovation – Microsoft Education Labs

    Have you followed the trend of Microsoft’s innovation in Education?  It’s been an interesting path, for sure – especially if you trace the roots far enough back.  You could almost put it into a 3-phased approach… Phase 1 – Software Surely you remember not-so-long bygone products like Encarta...
  • Blog Post: Thinking about the Learning Continuum with disrupters like H1N1

    Snow days, carpool conflicts, broken bones, learning disabilities, the flu, excessive heat, hurricanes, weapon threats, cyber-bullying, failed levies, family vacation…  Any of these factors, and many others, could mean unintended missed school days and a disruption in the learning continuum, at...
  • Blog Post: Gode101

    I've finally caught up with the trend and am today officially posting my first weblog.  All I can say is "It's about time..."  which sounds faintly reminiscent of what my mother-in-law said when I proposed to her daughter.  There may be some interesting analogies between the...