The Future of Higher Education at #sputech – Further Resources
For further reading and information on our #sputech conversation Facing the Future Together: Technology, Community & the Future of Higher Education, here are places to get started:
- The Google Docs we created today will remain active; our first one thinking about both the opportunities and obstacles facing higher education, and our imagining of a student-centered digital learning environment.
- David Wiley is the pre-eminent voice on Open Education Resources; his blog is one of the few true must-follows in academia. A recent article of his from Educause breaks down the matters in Open Education the same way we did here.
- The Domain of One’s Own initiative continues to gain adherents, but it is still in its infancy. There is an excellent primer on the purpose of domain ownership as part of academic identity, and the University of Mary Washington’s faculty initiative page is an excellent opportunity to see how this can play out in faculty development. Also, California State University – Channel Islands is documenting faculty engagement with their Domain initiative, while the Open Lab at City University of New York has created a web portal where all Domain ownership can coexist and work for aggregated purposes.
- The Smallest Federated Wiki was only presented in an education context two weeks ago; however, its development dates back several years prior to Ward Cunningham, who has excellent videos on the matter. Mike Caulfield’s introduction of SFW to higher education is must-read on the subject (he provides an abbreviated version too), and he continues to muse on the topic at his blog.
- Known functions with WordPress and Reclaim Hosting; more information on how it works and how to download it (if you are not using either of those services).
I will also share a more detailed summary of the presentation, directions our conversations went, and where I see the conversation heading. I expect that up tonight or tomorrow morning.Posted on: November 17, 2014admin