Why the Startup Weekend at Notre Dame’s Innovation Park Excites Me

54 hours. Friday April 13th at 6pm until Sunday April 15th at 3pm. Go home to sleep when/if they kick us out or you just can’t think another thought. What we hope to accomplish: Lay the groundwork to start one or more new businesses in South Bend. Period. What participants get paid: Nada. In fact, tickets to the event are $99. Who will be the participants? People like me. Really. People who care about our community and want to give back of our talents and creativity. People who can envision their satisfaction when driving by that new area business and being … Continue reading Why the Startup Weekend at Notre Dame’s Innovation Park Excites Me

Trends in learning management systems

The dots I’m connecting here: Sugata Mitra’s 2008 TEDTalk on the hole in the wall learning experiment, ie, kids without structure or teacher teach themselves. (More on this). Crowdsourcing. A mass of people working on a problem can and usually do find excellent solutions. Why not apply that to learning?  iTunes U now incorporates learning management system features, but not the interactive, collaborative ones. The University of Notre Dame’s LMS has never supported student preferences for how the student wants to be messaged. The University of Notre Dame’s LMS is a repository for copyrighted material and a gathering of FERPA … Continue reading Trends in learning management systems