21 octobre 2013

How We Write

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/CRW.jpgBy Lee Skallerup Bessette. One of the things I most appreciated about participating in the ACW Virtual Academic Writing Room over the past 8 months was the guided stretching and meditation at the beginning of the hour. For five minutes, we would breathe, visualize, stretch, or meditate in preparation for the writing ahead. I can’t tell you how productive that was for me as a writer and how I miss it now that it is gone. Read more...

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Rise of The Machine-Generated Citations

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/CRW.jpgBy Lee Skallerup Bessette. My students just handed in their first major paper, an argument essay (required by all students taking ENG 100 at our institution) that includes research. We’ve been working through coming up with a topic, doing research, formulating an argument, doing drafts then revisions, etc. It’s been a process that has taken over six weeks, but one feature of the essay that always confounds my students is formatting the document, specifically according to MLA guidelines (again, another program requirement). We’re in the computer lab, so I spent an entire class showing them (and asking that they do it along with me) how to properly format their documents and their Works Cited page. Read more...

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3 EDUCAUSE 2013 Predictions

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. What do you think the big company news and announcements will be at EDUCAUSE 2013?
My edtech company crystal ball is telling me a few things to look for at EDUCAUSE:
Prediction 1:  Some Sort of Rollup in the Media Management / Presentation Capture Space
The presentation / lecture capture and media management space continues to be fragmented and immature. Read more...

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The Calm Before the Storm at EDUCAUSE

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Like almost all of the ideas below, the title for this post has been shameless ripped off from the ideas that I've been getting from various folks that I've been chatting with at EDUCAUSE.  
The question that I've been asking everyone is: "So what is the big story at EDUCAUSE this year?". 
One of my colleagues, a card carrying member of our edtech tribe and an academic professional with a large and challenging set of technology leadership responsibilities, suggested the calm before the storm analogy to describe EDUCAUSE 2013. Read more...

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Starbucks, EDUCAUSE, and Higher Ed

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Time once again to share our big takeaways from EDUCAUSE.
What is your gut reaction to our shared experience in Anaheim?
Maybe Casey Green and his 2013 Campus Computing Survey has taken up residence in your consciousness. (You have not gone to EDUCAUSE until you have experienced Casey presenting his survey results).
Or perhaps you (like me) go lost on the exhibitors (vendor) floor, disoriented while walking each aisle in an unsuccessful attempt to find the exit. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 14:11 - - Permalien [#]

Getting Ready for EDUCAUSE

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Coming into EDUCAUSE 2013 I have 2 big questions rambling around my brain:
What Are the Long-Term Economic Prospects of Existing Colleges and Universities?
What Leadership Role Should EdTech Professionals Play in Addressing the Postsecondary Economic Problems?
Money is much on my mind.

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Leadership and Entrepreneurship

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpg?itok=rd4sr8khBy Matt Reed. I’ve been at the NACCE (National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship) conference in Charlotte, North Carolina for the last couple of days.  It has been a remarkable and remarkably packed set of discussions, but I’ve been particularly struck by what I see as two different ideas of what “leadership” means in the context of making community colleges more entrepreneurial. To be fair, both “leadership” and “entrepreneurial” are subject to different definitions.  For now, I’ll just define the latter as “taking initiative” and call it good.  That could mean revenue-generating enterprises, or it could mean improving the quality of things that colleges already do. Read more...

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Cours en ligne : après la révolution "MOOC", l'évolution "SPOC" ?

http://www.e-orientations.com/imgs/orientation-etudes-metier-emploi.gifAprès les MOOC, ces cours en ligne massifs et gratuits, qui ont tout d'abord été lancés aux Etats-Unis avant de se déployer dans le monde entier, une nouvelle forme d'enseignement est en passe d'émerger, avec des cours toujours en ligne, mais cette fois-ci en accès plus limité.
Les Etats-Unis vont-ils avoir en permanence une longueur d'avance sur la France dans la révolution pédagogique numérique désormais bien engagée ? Les MOOC (pour "Massive Open Online Courses") sont enfin en plein développement dans les établissements d'enseignement supérieur français… quelques années après le coup d'envoi donné par les plus grandes universités américaines !

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Who's the Customer?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpg?itok=rd4sr8khBy Matt Reed.At NACCE I briefly got into a colloquy with a very young, very self-assured investor who asserted confidently that “young people” don’t care a whit about institutions or tradition, and that they will desert public higher ed en masse as soon as a better deal comes along, which is already happening. I suggested that what he called “young people” in fact reflected an elite, well-resourced slice of young people, and that hollowing out more universalist institutions on their whim would amount to abandoning everybody else. I still believe that, but I think I’m honing in on why we kept talking past each other. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 13:49 - - Permalien [#]

'Piloting Ourselves to Death'

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpg?itok=rd4sr8khBy Matt Reed. It’s no secret that I’ve been a fan of Kay McClenney for a long time. She puts together brilliant panels, encapsulates the obvious in useful and valuable ways (“students don’t do optional”), and bases her findings on wide-ranging empirical research. She even wrote the introduction to my book, which I considered a genuine honor. That said, a quote of hers last week landed funny and deserves a response. In an article about the gap between what community colleges know they should do, and what they have done, McClenney notes that colleges are “piloting ourselves to death” and need to focus on scaling up. Read more...

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