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18 janvier 2015

The Test

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. What’s the difference between “traditional” and “seasoned?”
It’s the difference between Anya Kamenetz’ previous book, DIY U, and her latest, The Test. I’m happy to report that the new book is a vast improvement on the earlier one. Read more...
18 janvier 2015

Following Up on Free Community College

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Last week, I offered a quick first response to President Obama’s suggestion of making community college free. Having had a few more days to think about it, and having seen the academic Twitterverse explode, I have a few more suggestions for points to consider. Read more...
18 janvier 2015

Hacking Your Research: Tablet Edition

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Erin Bedford. I was lucky enough to be gifted an iPad mini for Christmas this year, and I’ve spent some time over the holiday break trying to figure out the best apps and tablet practices to make this technology work for me. While using a tablet to grade student papers is handy, I am most interested in using this tablet for research purposes. From reading and annotating articles, to reading ebooks, to accessing my research databases, to decluttering my office, I want this tablet to work as a research tool. Read more...

18 janvier 2015

Create SMART Writing Plans

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Erin Bedford. We’re now halfway through January, meaning New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. If yours has already fallen flat, you’re not alone—fewer than two-thirds of people make it through the first month, and only 8% end up achieving their resolutions. Ouch. It’s likely that I’m not the only grad student this year to make a goal that relates to writing—whether it’s to write a grant proposal, to get published, or to finish your dissertation. Read more...

18 janvier 2015

Procrastinating?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Erin Bedford. Procrastination is highly related to task-aversiveness. We’ll avoid doing tasks that we perceive as being not much fun, even if we know that in the end, we’ll be happy with the result. But as many of us already know, the task is rarely as awful as what we first perceived it to be. Half an hour after finally starting on that abstract and looking at a finished draft, we realize that it wasn’t so bad after all—certainly not worth the five days we spent dreading its writing. Read more...

18 janvier 2015

Sony, Digital Paper, and Social Media

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Kudos to Sony for leveraging their social media platforms and community to share my review of the DPTS1 Digital Paper System.
My review was positive about the potential of Sony’s Digital Paper System, as I noted strengths in the ability of the device to handle handwriting, its great size, thinness, light weight, and long battery life. Read more...

18 janvier 2015

9 Signals of Apple’s Coming Higher Ed Problems

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. How can it be that Apple is having problems in higher ed? What percentage of your faculty, staff, and students use a Mac? How many have an iPhone? I’m typing this blog on a MacBook Air, maybe you are reading it on an iPad. Read more...

18 janvier 2015

The Global Future of Education at 5.5 Inches

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. The population of Africa today is a bit over a 1.1 billion. The media age of Africans' is 18, and over 435 million Africans are less than 15 years old. By 2100 the African population could grow to 4 billion, during which time Africa will enjoy a demographic dividend of rapidly lowering mortality, declining fertility, longer life spans, and a growing and productive workforce. Hundreds of millions of people in Africa will follow the same trajectory of rising expectations, urbanization, and educational attainment that we have seen in East Asia. Read more...

18 janvier 2015

Closing In on $2 Billion In EdTech Investments

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. In Silicon Valley Turns Its Eye to Education, the NYTimes reports that venture firms invested $1.87 billion in 2014 in edtech companies. This figure is up 55% from the previous year, and is the highest since the sector started to be tracked in 2009. Read more...

18 janvier 2015

Reviewing Sony’s Digital Paper Device

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Before we discuss the Sony DPTS1 let’s talk about paper.   Paper comes from wood.  Wood comes from trees.  To get clear on this process go ahead and watch this one minute and 37 second video on YouTube on how paper is made.  If you are particularly ambitious, or just really geeky, you can join me in watching this 13:21 video The Paper Making Process Or you could watch the How Its Made segment on copy paper, starting at the 1:24 mark and going to 6:03. Read more...

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