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General Session – How to Fix Copyright by William Patry

William Patry is the Senior Copyright Counsel for Google, but he wasn’t speaking as a Google employee. He started his presentation by stating that he rarely accepts public speaking engagements … Continue reading

February 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

A Blended Learning Model for Faculty Development

This was a great presentation involving faculty, staff, and students from Baylor University . The primary presenter, Bill Campbell, presented on how he uses The New Media Reader by Noah … Continue reading

February 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

Seeking Evidence of Impact in Teaching and Learning with Mobility

This was probably one of the best sessions I attended. There was no presenter. Instead it was a round-table discussion on the topic. There was great discussion at my table … Continue reading

February 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Evolution of the Mobile Campus

Seton Hall presented this session and gave a brief history of mobility at the institution. They have contracted with Blackboard for the development of mobile institutional apps and a mobile … Continue reading

February 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Augmented Reality in a 4G World: Apps for Higher Education

This presentation given by Notre Dame and Sprint focused on the need for 4G capabilities to really make Augmented Reality a possibility. True AR as defined by the faculty member … Continue reading

February 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Blended Learning Models in Large Enrollment Courses

My goal in attending this session was to gather information about how other institutions are using Blended Learning Models with large enrollment courses. My hope was that I would hear … Continue reading

February 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Exposing Emerging Pedagogies: Web 2.0 Tools

The fine presenters from Penn State set out to study the uses of and engagement in wikis and blogs by instructors and students. The wiki, in Confluence, and the Blog, … Continue reading

February 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

General Session – Open Educational Resources and Learning Analytics by David Wiley

I found David Wiley’s presentation to be quite engaging.  He spoke of the need to collect and analyze relevant contextual and behavioral data on student learning in addition to the … Continue reading

February 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

General Session – The 2011 Horizon Report

NMC and ELI officially unveiled the 2011 Horizon Report (http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2011/) during the final session of the day on Monday, February 14th. The key trends/technologies to watch in the next five … Continue reading

February 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

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