HigherEd BlogCon


April may be the cruelest month but it promises to be chock-a-block full of rich-media chocolatey edu-blogger goodness thanks to HigherEd BlogCon, “a conversation on the use of blogs, wikis, RSS, audio and video podcasts, social networks, and other digital tools in a range of areas in academe.”

Lots of good screencasts a-coming. Giving the students what they want: Short, to-the-point e-lectures by Mark E. Ott (screenshot above) is worth a look, and I eagerly anticipate the contributions by Stewart Mader and James Farmer, among others.

Nifty model for a conference — no fees, no sign-ups, and lots of reusable, Creative Commons-licensed materials…

About Brian

I am a Strategist and Discoordinator with UBC's Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. My main blogging space is Abject Learning, and I sporadically update a short bio with publications and presentations over there as well...
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3 Responses to HigherEd BlogCon

  1. Jenn Smyth says:

    Thanks for this link, Brian! I’m going to pass along that to a couple of my clinical faculty members here in Medicine. I think the idea of screencasting would really appeal to them.

  2. Brian says:

    Hey Jenn — thanks for dropping by, what a cool trick of smythie-stance.

    If you are to to drop screencasting on your faculty, be sure to check out Jon Udell (I can follow up with links if you want ’em) and the Wikipedia entry on “Screencasting” is very useful.

  3. nancy white says:

    Did you say CHOCOLATEY? Have the figured out how to deliver dark chocolate out of my CPU! 🙂

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