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CSU EdTech Mobile Opinion Technology

Bring Your Own… Choice

It’s one of the hot topics at the moment, Bring Your Own Device. Institutions and companies around the world are searching for an answer. I think the problem is that they are looking for the answer rather than answers.  At a strategy level its nice to think that there is a neat little solution to everything, […]

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CSU EdTech Education Technology

An Online Learning Environment looks like…

So in the last post I discussed the case that regardless of what you deploy – to provide a good online experience you will end up with an Environment. It might be made up of a group of single systems but in essence it operates and functions like an Environment. To help define what an […]

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CSU EdTech Education Opinion Technology Work

Sit down, we need to talk about the LMS

Big news this week when it was announced our university will be looking for a new LMS to implement in 2014. While I am a great supporter of our LMS (Sakai), I have never been a big user. I’m not an academic so I don’t have any learning to manage and with a background in […]

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Opinion Technology

Future Thought: Devices

So as a technologist I think a lot about the future, always trying to see beyond the horizon. So in these Future Thought posts I’ll try and articulate some of these musings. To kick off I want to introduce some ideas about the devices we will be using in the future. When I started thinking […]

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CSU Education Opinion Technology

Thoughts on the Future Forum

So recently we had the First Future Forum at CSU. I get to take some credit (or blame) as it was my original idea – and it’s great feeling to see one of your ideas enacted and released into the wild. The idea for the forum came from a desire to share and collaborate outside […]

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Information Diet Opinion Technology

Step 1: Noise Reduction

The diet has begun and I’ve just finished detuning the TV. I like TV but I have become a little jaded about it (see previous post) and commercial TV has become almost unwatchable. It’s one of the worst offenders of the Snack information – so I got rid of it. I’ve kept the non-commercial stations – the ABC […]

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Opinion Technology

A New Diet Regime

So I’ve made the decision to go on a new diet. This one is less about my physical appearance and more about my mental health. I’m going on an Information Diet. It’s probably more radical today than the Atkins but over the next couple of weeks I’m unplugging. If theres a topic I haven’t blogged […]

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Opinion Technology Web Apps

Advertising: the Web’s only business model

I had my first introduction to the Internet way back in 1996. We didn’t have it at home but some friends did and they introduced it to me. I saw my first digital nudie pic download pixel line by pixel line and built my first website that year. Yes, the website was one of those […]

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eBooks Technology

Interactivity and the Quiet Page

So it’s been a couple of big weeks for digital text (eBooks, eTexts, iBooks and more)! After my last post I wanted to expand a little on a couple of key points relating to digital texts that have significant importance in my view. It’s not interactive The first point relates to the buzz term “interactive”. […]

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Opinion Technology

21st Century Privacy

Over the last year or so there’s been some interesting challenges to the notion of online or digital privacy. We live in such a data rich society now that it is impossible to avoid leaving a digital footprint without journeying completely off the grid and into the few remaining “wild places”. But even then your […]