In light of the events of September 11th, Peter Vogt
reflects on how the Internet has changed our lives in his
article, The Internet Offers More "Humanity"
Than We'd Thought.
If you're a big fan of metaphor and technology (I certainly
am!), then you will enjoy Will Barratt's piece The
Operating System for a University. Will draws an
interesting parallel between the operation of a university and a
The pace of technological change is so fast that sometimes we
don't know what we don't know. In A
Self-Evaluation of Computer Technology Skills for
Administrators, Pamela Havice, Tony Cawthon and
Richard Blackbourn outline the basic skills (and some
related resources) for student affairs professionals and
Sometimes, our technology to-do-list can seem very large...
such as building an online library. Tony Curtis provides
some insight into how to make this type of daunting task more
manageable in Building an Academic
Research Library Online.
Equally daunting is technology-based delivery of "people
services". In Student Counselling Services
Websites, Hanno Koppel discusses some of the
challenges of establishing a web presence for a counselling
service for a major UK University.
In a second article about their online university setting,
Christine Keith and Ted Maday discuss the the merits
of team advising in Capella University's
Team Advising Plan.
How Blitzmail Failed to Change My
Lovelife and Other True Tales of the Digital Age by
Brian Cremins is a short essay on how technology has
changed in the most basic of interpersonal interactions.
In A Pack Rat in Cyberspace,
Stuart Brown provides a perspective on how our personal
idiosyncrasies can find their way into the digital world.