The Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality, and advancements in online learning have changed the way universities reach prospective students, engage with their current student body, and provide them the resources they need.
more on disruptive technologies in this IMS blog
5 Disruptive Tech Trends That Could Dominate in 2016
Andres Cardenal (IoT). The Internet of Things
Tim Brugger (Big Data): In part because the world around us is becoming “connected” through a growing number of IoT sensors, mobile devices, and the world’s affinity for the Internet, the sheer volume of information available is already staggering.
Daniel B. Kline (endless payment): While subscriptions have always been a factor on the enterprise side of the software business, they’re now moving into the consumer end of things. The leader has been Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), which has managed to move a large part of its Office customer base into a subscription model.
Tim Green (budget smartphones): Zenfone 2 from Asus and the Moto G from Motorola.
Attached below is the entire correspondence:
- a committee is formed.
- the committee decides “democratically” what needs to be done.
- the emphasis, as per administration is on “consensus” not on expertise and per LRS staff on “democratic” (meaning who has more votes), not on expertise.
Who is John Galt?
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 9:19 AM
To: Miltenoff, Plamen <email@example.com>
Subject: FW: Green Screen for Library Lawn Party?
Hi Plamen. Honestly and respectfully, the idea didn’t move forward because the planning group wasn’t excited about it and the scavenger hunt group had other ideas for ways they wanted to administer the scavenger hunt.
I apologize for not reaching out proactively to tell you that.
From: Miltenoff, Plamen
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 5:00 PM
Subject: RE: Green Screen for Library Lawn Party?
I am mighty curious why ideas, which had been repeatedly offered by IMS faculty to the lawn party committee were not considered and responded to, but ideas, which the lawn party committee thinks that fit the ideas of the IMS faculty are proposed.
Just curious. Don’t expecting answers. Not that they are coming anyhow…
Plamen Miltenoff, Ph.D., MLIS
worse then no hope is false hope: based on my experience working with administration
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: Green Screen for Library Lawn Party?
Our green screen has never been set up for these types of activities. It would be really complex to set it up. I’m quite leery of promoting something with no support and no prospect of support. There are no funds for student help and no one available to manage it. Before our days were cut, I offered to continue with some management, using my normal set of extra duty days. Now there are really no resources to operate the studio.
I think this would be logistically difficult to do and not useful for campus communication.
Date: Monday, July 20, 2015 at 12:42 PM
Subject: Green Screen for Library Lawn Party?
Hi . We continue to brainstorm ideas for promotion of library services for the Library Lawn Party. Wanting to learn a little more about the green screen…thinking it would be a nice promotion for the studio. Would you have ideas for how we could incorporate the green screen into the event? We could get students down to the studio and in front of the screen.
Perhaps we could have them read something on cue cards and then edit it together…you’ve probably seen things like that…where each word in a string is spoken by a different person.
Or could we somehow put students in front of it and put something crazy in the background and have the image stream to a monitor somewhere?
Would either of these ideas be feasible? Would it be difficult??
messaging one another through a network that doesn’t require cell towers or Wi-Fi nodes. They’re using an app called FireChat that launched in March and is underpinned by mesh networking, which lets phones unite to form a temporary Internet.
My note: seems that civil disobedience provides excellent innovations in using technology; examples are-
- the 1999 World Trade Organization Protests in Seattle, where the “swarming” idea was implemented and later transformed by Bryan Alexander into “swarming for education” (http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/going-nomadic-mobile-learning-higher-education) and depicted on this blog in September 2013
to be continued by Britt in Learning Swarms? (http://bwatwood.edublogs.org/2010/08/05/learning-swarms/) and Howard Rheingold in his interview with Bryn Alexander in 2004 (http://www.thefeaturearchives.com/topic/Culture/M-Learning_4_Generation_Txt_.html and as Howard calls it “moblogging” and lately is becoming finally popular (at least in K12 if not in higher ed) as “backchanneling.”
- In a very similar scenario as the 1999 Seattle unrest, people in Venezuela (#venezuelalibre – Zello) and Ukraine (Ukrainian roots shine through at WhatsApp) are turning to mobile apps to organize themselves and defy governments blocking of traditional social media (Protesters in Venezuela, Ukraine turn to peer-to … – CNN.com)The ideas using Zello and WhatsApp in education poured in:A WhatsApp for education?, How to use Whatsapp Chat Messenger for Education
Mesh networking is still only an IT term. Internet and dbase search has no returns on mesh networking as a tool for education and/or civil disobedience. Will it be the continuation of moblogging, backchanneling and swarming?
related IMS blog post: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/09/19/mobile-elearning/