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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: Software + Services for Academia?

    So much hullabalu is afoot in the press these days regarding Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing and Web 2.0 that our own internal news service had to create a new RSS feed category just to optimally classify and keep tabs on the trends, stories and technologies claiming to be a part of the...
  • 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: Imagine Cup – Olympics for Student Technologists and Artists

    For my first post of the new year, I thought I’d focus on our future – more specifically the future bright minds of the technology and computer industry that currently take the shape of ambitious and passionate students in the market that my team and I serve. For many years now, Microsoft has been promoting...
  • 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...