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  1. EXTREMELY Ontario-centric, mentioning only a handful of non-Ontario institutions in Canada (fewer than the number of international institutions? weird.) Anyway. Some interesting examples.
  2. some good guidelines to consider for institutional strategy
  3. IZZY!
    Tags: , , , by dnorman (2018-05-15)
  4. holy crap this stuff is changing fast.
    Tags: , by dnorman (2018-05-15)
  5. fantastic photos of the 2018 conference, by Jessica Snow
    Tags: , , , , by dnorman (2018-05-14)
  6. this is crazy. like Yahoo Pipes for machine learning?
    Tags: , by dnorman (2018-05-06)
  7. strong parallels to campus edtech design/implementation. over-engaging the community about every little thing erodes confidence that we know what we're doing. we should learn from our community, not pester them with details.
    Tags: , by dnorman (2018-04-30)
  8. UHawaii Hilo has potential online students review some online-learning orientation resources and answer 10 questions about their ability to succeed in online courses. Nice, low-risk orientation for new students
    Tags: , by dnorman (2018-04-24)
  9. running on ResourceSpace, not D2L's LOR. I'm seeing a pattern of D2L institutions not using the various add-on tools licensed by D2L…
    Tags: , by dnorman (2018-04-24)
  10. "We assume that private enterprise generates what is so casually called “innovation” all by itself. It does not. The Web browser you are using to read this essay was invented at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The code that makes this page possible was invented at a publicly funded academic research center in Switzerland. That search engine you use many times a day, Google, was made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation to support Stanford University. You didn’t get polio in your youth because of research done in the early 1950s at Western Reserve University School of Medicine.* California wine is better because of the University of California at Davis. Hollywood movies are better because of UCLA. And your milk was not spoiled this morning because of work done at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

    These things did not just happen because someone saw a market opportunity and investors and inventors rushed off to meet it. That’s what happens in business-school textbooks. In the real world, we roll along, healthy and strong, in the richest nation in the world because some very wise people decided decades ago to invest in institutions that serve no obvious short-term purpose. The results of the work we do can take decades to matter—if at all. Most of what we do fails. Some succeeds. The system is terribly inefficient. And it’s supposed to be that way."
    Tags: by dnorman (2018-04-12)

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