Teaching to learn

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela Over the years I’ve lectured every so often on various technology topics at Notre Dame, but this past Spring semester I had the opportunity and honor of co-teaching my first class at the University of Notre Dame. The … More Teaching to learn

Improving Maternal Health Through Mobile Technology

Does SMS increase the utilization of available medical resources in the developing world? To find the answer, a cross functional team from the University of Notre Dame has launched a mobile health (mHealth) pilot in the Nnindye Villages in rural Uganda. By providing the local health center with open source SMS mobile technology and training, … More Improving Maternal Health Through Mobile Technology

UStream Watershed review

Over the past week I’ve been researching Watershed, by UStream.  Watershed is the “private-label” (the API’s) version of UStream so it can be customized and branded for your own look and feel…yet still carry many of the benefits fundamental to a SaaS solution.  At this time there are not many SaaS video streaming solutions in … More UStream Watershed review

The Starfish and The Spider (and higher education)

Recently, I finished reading the book “The Starfish and The Spider – The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations” by Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom.  It served to be a very interesting and thought provoking read on many fronts, especially as it relates to information technology in higher education.  The basic premise of the book … More The Starfish and The Spider (and higher education)