The Educause 2010 conference in Anaheim brought together leaders in Higher Education IT and Faculty to discuss a variety of issues from infrastructure, the future of education, and blending technology into an educational setting. Below are links to broadcasts of the general discussion speakers as well as a link to the conference highlights. I have included links, resources, and notes to breakout sessions of particular note
Distance vs. Distributed Education: Bringing the Campus to the Student (video 1:16:56)
Neil Gershenfeld, Director, Center for Bits and Atoms
Advances in integrating the worlds of bits and atoms are challenging assumptions of scarcity that are implicit in the organization of advanced technical education and investigation. MIT's Neil Gershenfeld will discuss the ideas behind this revolution and their implications for improving educational opportunities. Realizing this promise will require revisiting many current practices, including accrediting networks rather than locations, organizing individuals instead of institutions, formalizing informal learning, and creating corresponding career paths.
Confessions of a University President: Information Technology and University Leadership (video 58:39)
Jolene Koester, President
California State University, Northridge
The possibilities and challenges posed by advances in information technology have changed the landscape of leadership in higher education. This presentation will offer a glimpse into the perspectives of Jolene Koester, president of a regional comprehensive university (California State University, Northridge), on the role of information technology in her university's future. Gain insights into how university presidents spend their time and what they need to know to help them make good decisions for their institutions. How can presidents use information technology as an enabler of their institutional mission and goals? How can university information technology organizations be most responsive to the needs of the institution and the president?