Posts Categorized: CNDLS

Presenting Pegasus at ELI

Earlier this month, four of us attended ELI 2012 in Austin, Texas.  During our session entitled Social Media ePortfolios, we unveiled Pegasus, a tool we are currently developing here at CNDLS. Matthias framed our presentation by pointing out the power that learning spaces have in shaping the sorts of interactions that happen inside them.  While his… Read more »

See you in Austin!

Anna, Matthias, Marie, and Justin are presenting at next week’s Educause Learning Initiative Annual Meeting! If you’re attending, catch them at the “Social Media ePortfolios” session on Tuesday morning, where the’ll present CNDLS’ strategy for building adaptive, reflective learning environments. They’ll also run a “sneak peak” demo of our latest project, Pegasus.

Educause Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Recap

Janet and I had a great time at the Educause Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Baltimore (Jan.11 – 13). We gave a presentation on “Campus-wide Lecture Capture Deployment and Effectiveness” with a colleague from the University of Maryland. Although our session was held very early Thursday morning, it was well attended and raised interesting questions around faculty and students needs, including pedagogy and policy.

Our thoughts on the Kindle Fire

The much-awaited Kindle Fire has been available to the public for about a couple of months now. This is Amazon’s newest device and the company’s entry into the tablet market.

Going Mobile with Teaching and Learning

“The iPad finally has serious competition.” Sam Biddle of Gizmodo shared that observation in response to the release of the much-anticipated Kindle Fire, which Amazon started shipping last week. What’s truly amazing about the Fire is the price tag ($199), which is more than an indication of Amazon’s ability to compete—it signals that mobile technology is quickly approaching ubiquity, which will continue to rapidly change how we work, communicate, and learn.

Recap from AAEEBL Southeast

Last week, a colleague and I attended the AAEEBL Southeast conference on ePortfolios. Scholars and teaching professionals from colleges across the east coast and beyond were in attendance, with many presenters and attendees representing the FIPSE-funded Connect to Learning project. I am currently working on some recommendations, inspired by the conference, for us to take on to provide richer support for ePortfolios.