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Video Interview: How Colleges Can Implement Emerging Learning Technologies | DMLcentral
He looks like a medieval warrior. But Bryan Alexander is a forward thinker about learning technology. Alexander is the senior fellow at National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (Nitle), an organization that helps small colleges implement new learning tech. Digital Media and Learning posted an interview about three areas that Alexander and his colleagues at Nitle are focused on: e-books, gaming, and open education resources. An excerpt, and the the interview below.
What does it mean to read on a Kindle, to read on an iPad, to read on a phone? Are we in the era of social reading, where you and I can read the same book, and then share annotations through the web or through mutual devices? Trying to figure out the specific technologies in some ways is not as important as looking at how we make use of it.
We are trying to help colleges think through, strategically, the future of higher education and their institution in that landscape. There’s a whole battery of futures methods used by corporations, by nonprofits, and by governments, from prediction markets to delphi reports to environmental scanning. We want to translate and bring those methods to small colleges so they can get a better handle on where their students will be in five years.
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