Four Conclusions from the 2017 Enterprise IT Summit by Betsy Reinitz
Nothing amazing to share here, but relationships and partnerships between technology and the other department and roles of the institution continue to be at the forefront of almost any discussion.
OER Materials Drive Student Engagement and Savings, Study Finds by Meghan Bogardus Cortez
There is much work to be done in researching both the benefits and the downsides to OER, but I feel like the largest hurdle will continue to be convincing faculty that it does not necessarily need to be more work to utilize OER than traditional textbooks.
However, that requires work from the community to collect and review materials already available.
I know this blog has been extremely quiet over the past two years, but I am hoping to get back into writing a little bit more going forward …
… and that is because I completed my Master of Arts in IT Leadership from The College of St. Scholastica this past week and graduated on Saturday. With that is the rear view mirror I can turn some of my attention to other things (like a new daughter, house improvements, my family, etc.). For now, I have updated my Now page.
So, hang tight!
The Developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift course from Stanford University is now available on iTunes U …
… and it is entirely in Swift! Obviously.
I’m done with the first lecture and half through the second. I’ve started a number of the old classes, but never finished since I ended up finding them after they had all of the materials available and my tiny little brain was too intimidated to stick with it.
This time I am hoping to keep up with the material as it is released. Hopefully that will help me push through. So far, so good.
I will be attending GusDay 2015 with a couple of my colleagues this Friday. I am looking forward to meeting and talking with a group of technology professionals working in the private higher education area.
It is always good to collaborate with friends.