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2008 EDUCAUSE Western Regional Conference Think Stops

2008 EDUCAUSE Western Regional Conference Think Stops

Think Stop #1 How will Cloud Computing affect your campus?

2008 EDUCAUSE Western Regional Conference Think Stop#1 How will Cloud Computing affect your campus?  What is cloud?  It will/should coalesce large, disparate groups.   Clown Computing?   Dark Cloud = Google  Cost pressure will move us to Cloud.  Does Cloud = fog?  Does Cloud Computing only equal clusters? Or distributed thinking like Flickr?  Cloud Computing moves to the CPU after the network.  UI – CPU = Storage, memory, network  UI – Network = Storage, memory, CPU

Responses:

  • What is cloud?
  • It will/should coalesce large, disparate groups.
  • Clown Computing?
  • Dark Cloud = Google
  • Cost pressure will move us to Cloud.
  • Does Cloud = fog?
  • Does Cloud Computing only equal clusters? Or distributed thinking like Flickr?
  • Cloud Computing moves to the CPU after the network.
  • UI – CPU = Storage, memory, network
  • UI – Network = Storage, memory, CPU

Think Stop #2: What are your top strategies for dealing with budget cuts?

2008 EDUCAUSE Western Regional Conference Think Stop #2:  What are your top strategies for dealing with budget cuts?  Consensus through Large Group Intervention (LGI).  Crowd source your efforts.  Collaborate, do more with less.  Create an auxiliary and sell services. (x4)  Data Center consolidation. (x2)  Grants and private partnerships.  Ask them what they want me to stop doing.  Virtualization, centralization of commodity services, for pay services.  Virtualization – no cheap! But has already saved us 62%. XEN is open source.  Outsource and carefully analyze the costs, both one-time and ongoing of that outsourcing. Use these lessons on other outsourcing projects.  Hire work-study students and manage them well.  But how? Who will train them?  Use data to make decisions, especially cost/benefit analysis. (x2)  Oh yea, ROI!  Involve your staff in thinking of new solutions and rethinking for greater efficiency.  Virtualize PC’s, just like we have done with servers.

Responses:

  • Consensus through Large Group Intervention (LGI)
  • Crowd source your efforts.
  • Collaborate, do more with less.
  • Create an auxiliary and sell services. (x4)
  • Data Center consolidation. (x2)
  • Grants and private partnerships.
  • Ask them what they want me to stop doing.
  • Virtualization, centralization of commodity services, for pay services.
  • Virtualization – no cheap! But has already saved us 62%. XEN is open source.
  • Outsource and carefully analyze the costs, both one-time and ongoing of that outsourcing. Use these lessons on other outsourcing projects.
  • Hire work-study students and manage them well.
  • But how? Who will train them?
  • Use data to make decisions, especially cost/benefit analysis. (x2)
  • Oh yea, ROI!
  • Involve your staff in thinking of new solutions and rethinking for greater efficiency.
  • Virtualize PC’s, just like we have done with servers.

Think Stop # 3 What do you want to see/hear about at next year’s conference? and Think Stop #4 What should EDUCAUSE look like in 5 years? (NOTE - one photo for these two questions)

2008 EDUCAUSE Western Regional Conference Think Stops 3 &4.  Think Stop #3 What do you want to see/hear about at next year’s conference?  Responses:  More from U of W.  Less presentations, more discussion. More taste, less filling.  Pub track.  Large Group Intervention.  Video Streaming.  Open Source lecture capture/Open Source video conference (e.g. dimdim)  Gaming- how the next generation will learn.  Learner profiling.  Case studies in Project Management for IT. (x5)  Co-present in Second Life.  More faculty/tech collaboration presentation: theory into practice. (x2)  Distance learning.  Hi-Bi flex (hybrid + flexible + blended).  DAISY accessible books.  Decompression session – how to calm down and use what you have learned.  Think Stop #4  What should EDUCAUSE look like in 5 years?  Responses:  An Army of change-agents fully trained and equipped.  More international collaboration.  Offering active online communities of support/discussion and advocacy for policy issues affecting us all. (e.g. FERPA compliance, copyright/Fair Use)  Different, more social networking, more collaborative, less centralized, more distributive, user-driven, less presenting, and hybrid conferencing. (x2)  Digital online suggestion boards. (x2)  F2F meetings for deep dive discussions and brainstorming.  Online collaboration brainstorming space.

Think Stop #3 Responses

  • More from U of W.
  • Less presentations, more discussion. More taste, less filling.
  • Pub track.
  • Large Group Intervention.
  • Video Streaming.
  • Open Source lecture capture/Open Source video conference (e.g. dimdim)
  • Constantly available coffee. Ditto. Esp. very early         
  • Gaming- how the next generation will learn.
  • Learner profiling.
  • Case studies in Project Management for IT. (x5)
  • Co-present in Second Life.
  • More faculty/tech collaboration presentation: theory into practice. (x2)
  • Distance learning.
  • Hi-Bi flex (hybrid + flexible + blended).
  • DAISY accessible books.
  • Decompression session – how to calm down and use what you have learned.

Think Stop #4 Responses

  • An Army of change-agents fully trained and equipped.
  • More international collaboration.
  • Offering active online communities of support/discussion and advocacy for policy issues affecting us all. (e.g. FERPA compliance, copyright/Fair Use)
  • Different, more social networking, more collaborative, less centralized, more distributive, user-driven, less presenting, and hybrid conferencing. (x2)
  • Digital online suggestion boards. (x2)
  • F2F meetings for deep dive discussions and brainstorming.
  • Online collaboration brainstorming space.
  • EDUCAUSE corps of people willing to mentor others from other campuses, spend time shadowing an expert manager or IT pro.
  • Partner with Nintendo

 

 

 

 

 

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