Thank you to everyone who attended the 2008 Birthday Conference! We had a great time and learned a lot from all of you!
We started the conference with a slide show --- just some of the wonderful and talented people who have helped to make CCCOnline what it is through the years.
It's a little larger on the wiki if you want to watch it there -- http://faculty.ccconline.org/index.php?title=08FacConf_Slide_Show.
Mary Beth Susman, past president of the Colorado Electronic College, the first incarnation of CCCOnline, was our keynote speaker. She left us with a raft of interesting links and things to think about as we enter our second decade.
We've place many ,inks to her information on the faculty wiki at http://faculty.ccconline.org/index.php?title=08FacConf_Keynote_Materials.
Some of the hightlights:
FURMAN COLLEGE that gives students video cameras to tell what they like about FURMAN
UNIGO – A beta site that is having students at colleges rate their colleges: specifically designed for high school students deciding on colleges. This link is to what they have about CU.
3D Technology: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIqNdMqA7Kc
ITUNES U- Wonderful video/audio lectures
Walter H.G. Lewin M.I.T. Lectures, Promo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zc9Nuoe2Ow
(There are many physics lectures online fo this professor also.)
Randy Pausch Your Childhood Dreams- Carnegie Mellon, the entire lecture is available on Youtube -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo
Dan Ariely Predictably Irrational - Duke and M.I.T.
Langdon Hammer Modern Poetry -Yale, http://oyc.yale.edu/english/modern-poetry.
My inspiration that college needs to be free, because if the music industry can do it, we can.
http://stereogum.com/archives/new-radiohead-album-in-rainbows-out-october-10th_006620.html. (Here's a comment from an econ blog on that model though that isn't entirely positive. http://www.marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2007/10/pay-what-you-wa.html.)
More information about conference materials coming soon.