How do online programs fit into the university organization?

I have thought a lot lately about the role of Online Programs at Universities.  According to a recent report by the Sloan Consortium most universities (63%) view online as strategic (http://sloanconsortium.org/publications/survey/pdf/class_differences.pdf).  What is interesting though, is how each organization chooses to implement online programs and courses.   One can tell a lot about the vision and…

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Have you met TED?

Have you met TED? For several years now I have been a big fan of TED Talks.  These freely available, relatively short talks by leading thinkers and experts in technology, design, business, science, entertainment, government, philanthropy and more, have been one of my most powerful personal professional development tools.   I learn something from every video podcast…

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Symposium for the Future

The New Media Consortium (NMC) recently hosted its annual Symposium for the Future.  The goal of the Symposium was to “explore the farthest edges of technology and its actual and potential impacts on issues of global significance.”  The Symposium is part of the NMC’s Emerging Technologies Initiative, intended to stimulate thinking and discussion on how emerging technologies can be…

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