EDUCAUSE is holding a “5-Day Sprint” of daily web seminars about Mobile Computing at the end of April. If you are unable to attend the live web seminars, recordings will be made available on the EDUCAUSE web site following the events.
This free, weeklong experience allows you to choose from a wide range of scheduled events and asynchronous activities. Take part in daily web seminars, discussions, and other happenings to explore mobile computing and what it means for higher education. Continue reading
I’ve posted my trip report from my recent attendance at the Educause Annual Conference at http://sites.middlebury.edu/mikeroy/2010/10/19/long-strange-trip-report-educause-2010/ for those who might find it of interest.
Everyone is welcome in Davis Family Library 105 at 1pm on Wednesday, August 25th for a live EDUCAUSE webcast entitled Professional Development and Staffing for the Cloud. This webcast will be hosted by Joanne Kossuth, VP for Operations and CIO of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. Please read on for a detailed description and/or contact Chris Norris with any questions!
Description of the event from the EDUCAUSE website: “Are you getting ready for the cloud? How will the utilization of cloud services impact the skill set requirements and professional development paths for our staff? What are the types and levels of information that IT professionals must understand and advance in the growing space of cloud computing? How will technical work change? How will the staff gain skill sets in negotiation, interorganizational collaboration, and risk management? And the list goes on. Join us for a lively discussion of these issues and a sharing of our experiences.“
More Information: https://net.educause.edu/LIVE1023/
Join us in LIB 145 on Thursday, April 22, at 1:00 pm, as we listen in on Macalester College’s experience with Google Apps, an Educause Live webcast.
“The Google Apps hosted e-mail solution continues to draw a great deal of interest from higher-education institutions. A recent informally planned conference call with a few interested institutions snowballed into a web conference with over a hundred institutions attending. Ted Fines and David Sisk will focus on Macalester’s experience with Google over the past two years of integrating, maintaining, and supporting Google Apps for their user community, with some analysis of why there is such high interest in Google’s hosted solution.”
Spotlight on Cloud Computing Series—Clearing the Air on Cloud Computing
Speakers: John L. King, Professor of Information, School of Information and Vice Provost for Academic Information, University of Michigan
Date: March 18, 2010
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Axinn 229
More information on this free, hour-long EDUCAUSE Live! Web Seminar can be found on the event web site, Clearing the Air on Cloud Computing.
This is from one of the lists that I am on, and seemed worthy of broader distribution via the LIS Blog.
The Association for Information and Media Equipment has recently challenged one of our institution’s copyright compliance regarding the posting of video on university servers for instruction. As we understand it from the press, this challenge has resulted in the institution no longer posting the video for fear of legal action.
This situation echos previous instances when content owners have threatened our institutions with litigation for infringement, for example the various institutions whom the American Association of Publishers approached regarding e-reserves and course management systems a few years ago. It differs from the peer to peer aspect of copyright significantly because, apart now from HEOA compliance, our colleges and universities did not have liability as conduit service providers, i.e. the allegedly infringing material was not being served from our servers, we acted only as I.S.P.s. Thus, this current matter is serious. Not only does it threaten exorbitant legal expenses and damages in both dollars and reputation, by touching instruction it threatens the exercise of our missions.
Steve Worona, on EDUCAUSE’s behalf, has begun a blog to educate people about this matter and stimulate discussion in the community. http://www.educause.edu/blog/sworona/UCLAVideoStreamingDamnedDammed/197444
Please take a moment to learn more about this matter, as we are learning about it, and most especially talk with your colleagues at home and around the community. It may be that higher education must approach the issue from a range of positions (standing firm on fair use, understanding better the opportunities and limitations of the Teach Act, proactively and collectively arranging for licensing are some examples that jump quickly to mind) but what is absolutely critical is that we do so as a community, working to help each other to preserve our missions.
LIS has registered for the Educause Live, “The Tower and the Cloud—Higher Education in the Age of Cloud Computing”, web seminar scheduled for November 13 at 1:00 pm. This event will be held in Library 145. For those of you who are interested in this topic, you are welcome to attend.
Education in the Age of Cloud Computing: Universities have served important functions in society for more than a thousand years. They have done so in part by creating places that promote reflection, discussion, discovery, and learning. For many people, the university-as-place is central to the purposes of the university. The university is also an idea and, increasingly, ideas—in the Internet—have enormous power to stimulate learning and discovery. Indeed, what many now describe as “Web 2.0” is a view that the web is evolving into a social environment that has the potential to extend the influence and reach of institutions and individuals. This talk will address the co-evolution of higher education and the Internet and will explore the roles of place, expertise, and even truth—in a world of abundant information and changing academic expectations.
Explore Related EDUCAUSE Resources: Follow the link(s) below for articles, conference materials, blog postings, and more in the EDUCAUSE Resource Center. Wherever you see the icon in the upper right of a page (make sure you’re logged in to see it), click on it to receive e-mail alerts when related resources are added.
Middlebury will be participating in the EDUCAUSE Live! online
seminar with special guests Tracy Mitrano, Director of IT Policy, Cornell
University, and Heather Joseph, Executive Director, Scholarly Publishing
and Academic Resources Commission, on October 23, 2009. For those interested in attending, the seminar begins at 1:00 p.m. in Library 145.
For more information, please visit http://net.educause.edu/live for event
details, including program and speaker.