I was alerted to an interesting bit of news from the heartland — this article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune describes the construction of a new college.
A group is building a new campus to spec — that is, they are building it without knowing who the tenant will be, with the intention of leasing/renting space to a variety of schools. Is this what the college of the future looks like?
Perhaps. It's a slick idea. As we've recently seen on Willoby & Hiimrod, U.S. colleges ...
I just ran into this, which seems to be something of an internet classic on starting up a technology business.
Also check out this one-day seminar at Stanford. Pretty cool, and free.
What would an EdLab version of this kind of activity be? A one-day free seminar on starting schools? (Or a seminar on starting schools for the 22nd century!?)
Think big commerce is bad? Against surveillance? Check out First Monday, Volume 13, Number 3 - 3 March 2008 for articles that assess the negative aspects of Web 2.0. From the preface:
...this collection of articles will work to remove the blinders of the unintended consequences of Web 2.0's blurring of boundaries and critically explore the social, political, and ethical dimensions of Web 2.0.
At their best, the articles (which I've only had a chance to glance at) seem to po...
The Big Think, a new site for "ideas" went online today. From the Times:
Big Think (www.bigthink.com) mixes interviews with public intellectuals from a variety of fields, from politics, to law to business, and allows users to engage in debates on issues like global warming and the two-party system. It plans to add new features as it goes along, including a Facebook-like application for social networking, and Mr. Hopkins said he would like the site to become a popular p...
Just an update for everyone in the lab who *will be* showing off the channel to their families and friends this holiday season... here's a look ahead:
Tomorrow, Friday the 21st, is a regular lineup that will run through the 28th.
On the 28th, next Friday, there will be a special holiday lineup featuring:
"2007 Special: The Year in Education"
"Fall Remix - This is After Ed"
"Best of" vote-winning episode #2
"Best of" vote-winning episode #4
Then, on January 4th, the first lineup of the new year, After Ed will feature:
"2008 Special: Predictions for the Year in Educat...
Duelity is a project that has some fun with the battle over the evolution/creationism divide. Wherever you stand on this issue (that is, whether you find it laughable or horrific), this is an exercise in aesthetics that offers a glimpse into the complexity of confronting a wealth of information.
Notesake is an online tool for all those notes you usually "organize" at the end of every semester. It is reminiscent of Meety, though more simple, and group-oriented. I'm going to try it out during the last 2 class sessions this term.
The 12.07.2007 lineup is up. Give us feedback -- this is a great resource for After Ed producers. This week's content:
Just thought I would brag a bit on behalf of the whole After Ed team — the data shows us breaking the 10,000 view mark today! On average, that means that each of our 80 shows has been watched 125 times. Not bad for an internet media start-up in its first 5 months... thanks to everyone for your strong effort. With a little luck and more hard work, that's the least amount of views any episode we make will ever have again (next year we'll look back and be embarrassed by it). But for now, it's a great beginning.
Look out for news about our upcoming on-campus launch party in January. By then, we...
Visit aftered.tv to see the new home of our nascent channel. We designed this site to serve as an archive of past episodes, but also as a destination for promotional efforts.
The next phase of our growth will be getting the word out about the website, and this can take many forms. Write about it. Tell your friends and family. Or send an email to a teacher or administrator (I've written up a generic email below).
Our audience is learners and teachers. We are currently working on events and other outreach efforts to broaden our exposure and visibility. Coming up in December, for example, we are working with a New York City school to use After Ed as a resource for thinking about the future of education. At an Edit Jam event on 12/14, the production team will help students and teachers produce their own web video which will be highlighted in our lineup.