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Jude Higdon and Colin McFadden talk about emerging trends in academic technology. It's even nerdier than it sounds.

Tech Chatter: A very nerdy podcast University of Minnesota

    • Onderwijs

Jude Higdon and Colin McFadden talk about emerging trends in academic technology. It's even nerdier than it sounds.

    MOOCs and vendor conferences

    MOOCs and vendor conferences

    This week, Jude and Colin discuss the pros and cons of vendor-specific conferences, and the state of MOOCs in summer 2013

    • 28 min.
    Open Source LMSes and Attending Conferences

    Open Source LMSes and Attending Conferences

    Jude and Colin discuss the news of EdX partnering with Stanford for open source LMS development. In addition, they discuss tips for getting the most out of conference travel.
    http://allthingsd.com/20130402/stanford-to-work-with-edx-open-source-learning-platform/

    • 25 min.
    Wearable Computing

    Wearable Computing

    Jude and Colin talk about wearable computing - the Pebble watch, Google Glass and fitness trackers.

    • 20 min.
    To the Cloud

    To the Cloud

    Jude and Colin discuss the pros and cons of the "juicy middle" of cloud service migration - hosted SaaS applications.

    • 20 min.
    E-Textbooks

    E-Textbooks

    Jude and Colin discuss the latest news about e-textbooks out of CES. For details, check these links:
    http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/09/kno-launches-kno-me-interactive-textbook-metrics-lets-you-stu/
    http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/8/3850550/textbooks-ces-highlight-changing-education-industry-mcgraw-hill-smartbook
    http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/08/mcgraw-hill-smartbook/

    • 21 min.
    Big Data

    Big Data

    This week, we discuss the immediate and long term impacts of Big Data in higher education. For a quick primer on some of the uses, check out this article from Texas.

    • 28 min.

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