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Talking with Jim Devine

It is always a pleasure to read Jim Devine’s opinion about anything. His clear ideas and common sense make even the most complex ideas sound simple. The breadth of his experience and sharp analytical skills...
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Let’s Talk Online Learning

These are exciting times for online learning aficionados. The recent slew of massive open online courses (MOOC’s) has stirred our imaginations — and much of the recent debates — about the impact of...
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Growing the Endowment

I just sent a variant of this post off to many of my graduate students but I wanted to reach a somewhat wider audience. Yesterday Randolph College announced that finally (after 6 years) it has sold...
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Learning on the Horizon

During a recent cross-country flight to attend a conference, I settled in with my Samsung Galaxy tablet to read a pre-publication draft of the NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition, which...
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Education is a Time Machine

Our system of education is a time machine preparing students for yesterday. It has fallen prey to the rearview mirror syndrome, where familiar objects receding in the mirror appear more real than what is...
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Of Oxen & Mirrors

  A couple of months ago someone (or more likely someone posting) drew my attend to The Digital Engagement Framework. Always looking for tools that help museums do what they do more effectively and...
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Gaming in the Classroom

Late last year we saw the launch of the next generation of consoles from Microsoft and Sony. The Xbox vs Playstation rivalry continues, while online, the cool kids are relishing the rise of PC gaming. Yet, for...
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Inspiring Open Authority

Nearly two years ago, I had my first opportunity to define the concept of open authority thanks to the New Media Consortium and the MIDEA blog. The premise — combining the authoritative knowledge of museums...
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Threat Matrix

The Threat Matrix is a daily report given to the President containing the latest security threats against the U.S. Some in the museum world might consider the technologies described in the 2013 Horizon...
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The Future of Open Learning

The movement toward openess in many parts of the world is one of the key trends ranked by the NMC Horizon Report > K-12 Edition. "Open" continues its diffusion as a buzzword in education, leading more...