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Some links worth checking out (11-20-08)

Rather than read what tasty morsels of thoughts are on my mind, I’m simply going to send you elsewhere:

The work-blog connection

Aren’t our colleges and universities supposed to be hotbeds of experimentation, incubators of ideas, forums for testing and experimentation? I think there’s a lot of untapped potential in using social media in higher education, but many of us (myself included) fear losing control of the message or the medium.

Writing content to the lowest common denominator?

So, is it necessary to write to lowest reading level of the audience?


When Keeping It Real (Secure) Goes Wrong

“I’m a guest on campus for the day, so how can I access the wifi?” “You mean wireless internet?” “Yes.” “Oh, hmmmm, well, hmmmm, right. Let me check.”


Report on Youth and New Media Pokes at Educational Institutions

Peer into the networked world of teenagers and young adults and you’ll see intense, creative communities of young people who want to learn.

A college president speaks on presidential salaries

“What do college presidents do, anyway?”

Is Twitter A Good Tool for Alumni Relations

With familiarity Twitter loses its menace, but whether it becomes truly useful remains to be seen.

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