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The Strangest Keynote Situation I've Ever Experienced

When I was with eCollege, we always heard from integration partners which schools were truly ahead of the curve and which ones simply had a good marketing story, but were in fact awful to work with.  Likewise, we would hear which companies were great to work with and which ones were not.  That even translated to a company’s values or ethical practices.  But embarrassingly, I did not include vendor referrals as part of my research.  I solely relied on college / university recommendations.  And at this point in my career, having worked on both sides of the fence as well as sitting on committees like the CWiC Executive Advisory Board, we all know that there are thousands of failed technology initiatives which have little to do with the technology and everything to do with the implementation.  Yet I contacted school after school, both the solid and the weak, asking if they recommended a vendor. 

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How To Build A Better Lecture / Presentation vs A Bizarro One...

You can create as many Bizarro lectures as you’d like, but the results will always be the same.  Students won’t learn, they’ll be bored, and you will ultimately hate teaching.  Yes, you should put as much effort as possible into every learning session to create active learning experiences. 

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