Summit Timed Announcements–Monday’s News

Just to recap for those of us sitting at home while colleagues text, tweet, mail, and blog Monday’s happenings from Las Vegas … It’s not at all odd if you think about it that most of those announcements come from a SunGard partner, oops, a Datatel+SGHE, oops again! – I mean an Ellucian partner , the LMS provider, Blackboard. SunGard –drats! I did it again, I mean,  Ellucian , after all, has partnerships with LMS providers around the IMS Global Consortium standard, LIS 2.0 , which is behind the Banner Event Publisher or BEP (affectionally pronounced beep ) and it’s … Continue reading Summit Timed Announcements–Monday’s News

The ‘industry’ of Higher Education: it’s use of social media

Within 24 hours of my last post,  “Blackboard, SunGard, and rSmart: A Client’s Take on Support, Oh My” , I was reminded by several things that not everyone is comfortable with the bi-directional nature of the web. We’ve started calling it “social media.” Like many of you, I follow and participate in many forums in which we brainstorm and retell stories and engage as practitioners in ways to use social media technology for the advancement of education, ie, in the delivery of the ‘product’ of our ‘industry.’ If you’re reading this blog over at edu1world.org , where it’s recently started … Continue reading The ‘industry’ of Higher Education: it’s use of social media

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