Twitter Updates for 2012-06-29

Great coverage of the amazing Karen Kornbluh (@usamboecd): Fighting for Economic Equality #

Twitter Updates for 2012-06-28

RT @adamwerbach: Americans spend twice as much on processed food [as % of income] as they did 30 years ago. # Mulling the link between teaching & storytelling. But how to learn to tell good stories? Maybe I should re-read @peterguber's book! # Supreme Court upholds health care reform. See Obama knew what he was doing all along. 😉 # So in a few decades we'll be as perplexed ...

Twitter Updates for 2012-06-27

I have many problems with what Bill Gates says about higher ed, but he's dead on about the need to think strategically. # It never ceases to amaze me how much different I feel getting off a business class flight. (Exception rather than the rule for me.) # Now in my third black car service ride of the evening. This one unplanned. # Still trying to grok the debate ...

Twitter Updates for 2012-06-26

RT @katypearce: One can be a very serious scholar + still lots of fun. In fact, I imagine there is a relationship between seriousness + fun. # Bill Gates: "the main area that will determine whether we retain our traditional strength [is] the educational system." # Me too. I'm teaching one to find out! RT @smiffy96: I wonder how hard it is to maintain student focus and 'attendance' throughout ...

Twitter Updates for 2012-06-25

@ibogost Nice. My point was that a high % now sign up for MOOCs from curiosity, not for learning or credentials. Will rationalize in time. # I'm benchmarking my #gamification MOOC against existing free resources on the topic, not for-credit courses. # @ibogost But seriously, is more access to information and communication always good? No. Is it generally? A: See, "Internet." # Same hidden inequity as urban/suburban K12 schools! ...

Twitter Updates for 2012-06-24

"The message for MOOCs has to be disregard the dropouts." [Not sure I agree, even with calling them dropouts.] #

Twitter Updates for 2012-06-23

@jobsworth Hotel California Street? Hope you're OK. Sending well wishes. #

Twitter Updates for 2012-06-22

MT @swarthmoreburke: MOOCs might make colleges have to prove they don't charge foie gras prices for McNuggets. # @adamwerbach Open academic publishing is mainstream. Won't be default until gov't funders, faculty realize big publishers not their friends. #

Twitter Updates for 2012-06-21

Coursera blog interview about my forthcoming #MOOC on #gamification # Stunning. RT @NBC12: BREAKING: #UVA to consider reinstating ousted president #

Twitter Updates for 2012-06-20

@cavalierdaily releases FOIAed emails suggesting UVa's lack of massive online courses contributed to president's ouster. O.M.F.G. # From the moment Coursera, Udacity, and EdX were announced, I thought higher ed disruption would come surprisingly fast. But wow, just wow. # @landay Yes, internal emails suggesting UVa's lack of MOOC involvement was a precipitating factor in firing its president. # For the record, MOOCs don't kill the economics of top universities. ...