Thanks Microsoft. I thought you’d send me a Win10 convertible 2-in-1 today on my birthday, but instead you decided to make a little eensie-weensie announcement at BETT about everything you’re doing in education markets. I’m going to put all those free birthday offers from Starbucks and the local taco shack on hold while I parse this announcement.
Wait, Roundup is a pesticide. My trip to Educause 2017 was more about me being a pest, buzzing around and piercing vendor noise, and there’s no suppressing an analyst on a mission, so let’s call this a wrap-up. I’m going to dive-bomb the Educause experience by selecting, one after another, a series of targeted announcements I heard or briefings I held. Random, yes, though I’ll try to stack the deck with the most succulent morsels.
An Emerging Paradigm for L&D that enhances On-demand and Blended Learning with Employee-Generated ContentThough the year is not yet over, we’re discovering many more examples in which the L&D content creation process itself is being flipped. Anyone involved with education and L&D knows that the flipped classroom is an early element of making online learning useful pedagogically.
Nice one by @racheltoor, @chronicle re academics teaching writing. "By not insisting that...students learn to write well you are playing into the anti-intellectual hands of the car salesmen and property developers who get elected to state legislatures..." http://bit.ly/2BpqBNM
Academics put lot of work into peer conferences. Was pleased to hear that my @UTAustin SO's panel at Classicist event in Boston on Friday went off without a hitch: two European panelists whose flights were canceled bc of the snow cyclone joined ad hoc via @zoom_us.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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