Daily Archives: November 5, 2009

It Is About Time: Getting Our Values Around Copyright Right

Educause 2009 Lawrence Lessig – Director, Edward J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, and Professor of Law , Harvard University A suitably entertaining and informed presentation about the inadequacies of current copyright law in relation to education and science in front of a sizeable audience in the huge Wells Fargo theatre. Lessig highlighted the need for … Read more

Green IT: Conscience or Wallet?

Educause 2009 Mark Askren – Chief Information Officer , University of Nebraska – Lincoln Donald Z. Spicer – ECAR Senior Fellow & Assoc Vice Chancellor for Information Technology , University System of Maryland Well let me admit now, this session lost me quite early on. Surely this should be more exciting than this – I am not … Read more

Blackboard, Moodle, and Sakai

Educause 2009 Melody Childs – Deputy CIO and Executive Director of User Support and Student IT Enablement , Louisiana State University Michael Korcuska  – Executive Director , Sakai Foundation David G. Swartz – Assistant VP and CIO , American University Boy you need to get to sessions early – this one was full and overflowing well before start. … Read more

Disrespectful and Time-Wasting, or Engaged and Transformative? The Mile-High Twitter Debate

Educause 2009 W. Gardner Campbell – Director, Academy for Teaching and Learning, Baylor University Bruce Maas – Chief Information Officer , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee @GardnerCampbell An entertaining presentation,  all now playable here, a kind of semi-stand up between an alleged Twitter fiend and a CIO. It felt a bit like a wrestling bout  – all a … Read more

Cloud Computing: Hype of Hope

Educause 2009 Michael Dieckmann  – Senior Associate Vice President & CIO , University of West Florida Melissa Woo – Director of Cyberinfrastructure/Director, Network & Operations Services , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee They started off by stating that they would focus on the ‘public ‘ cloud (commercial) and the two layers within that – the one  driven by the … Read more