23 décembre 2013

HASTAC 2014, the 6th international conference for the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory

HASTACWelcome to HASTAC 2014, the 6th international conference for the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory.   HASTAC 2014 will be hosted by the Ministerio Cultura of Lima, Peru, making this event the first HASTAC conference to be hosted outside of North America. 
12/20/13 - Flights to Lima are very low right now. If you plan on attending HASTAC 2014, consider purchasing a ticket now, rather than closer to the event. 
Questions or comments can be sent to/ Para preguntas y comentarios, por favor dirigirse a: conference-team@hastac.org
Call For Proposals 
Hemispheric Pathways: Critical Makers in International Networks
April 24-27, 2014 Ministerio de Cultura, Lima, Peru
Submissions Deadline: 5:00 p.m. EST, November 30, 2013
Proposal Submission
The challenges facing the Western hemisphere are multidimensional  and complex.  Urban agglomeration, economic development, ecological crisis, military conflict, digital privacy, impediments to advanced learning, negotiations of multiple cultural and historical perspectives—these are problems with scientific and human factors that must be considered together.  HASTAC 2014 challenges participants to consider the interplay of science, technology, the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts in the context of addressing the urgent contingencies facing the evolving hemisphere.  Themes addressed by the conference include:
– humanities research and hemispheric grand challenges
– indigenous culture and technology
– technology and education–open learning, peer learning, and issues of access, equity for primary and/or higher education
– technology and interhemispheric communication of knowledge and publishing
– Heritage, Patrimony, Memory and the Digital
– new publics, movements going global and communities of the future
– technology and social identity and roles:  gender, race, and other identities
– digital animation and other visualization media arts and sciences
– games and gaming, including for learning
– community development including the importance of art and culture districts
– Mobile technologies and everyday life
– Improvisation, tinkering, hacking
HASTAC 2014 will be composed of keynote addresses, paper presentations (variations detailed below), hackathons, workshops, birds of a feather meet ups, as well as performances and tech demos.

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Learning the Future Together
HASTAC is an alliance of more than 11,500 humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists and technologists working together to transform the future of learning for the 21st century.
Since 2002, HASTAC (“haystack”) has served as a community of connection where members share news, tools, research, insights, and projects to promote engaged learning for a global society. Issues of access and equality are as important to HASTAC’s mission as the latest technological  innovations; creative contribution is as important as critical thinking. Keywords include learning and teaching, education design, digital humanities, media, communication, social engagement, and the collaborative workplace. We are dedicated to sharing information, ideas, and practices about the future of learning. Read more...

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9th International EUREDOCS Conference - "Missions of higher education and research in the 21st century"

Euredocs : European Research and Higher Education Studies9th International EUREDOCS Conference - Missions of higher education and research in the 21st century 
Centre de Sociologie des organisations Sciences Po Paris 23 - 24 May 2014 
The 9 th EUREDOCS Conference will focus on the theme: “Missions of higher education and research in the 21st century”
To submit a proposal, please fill in the form p. 5, and send it to: pauline.ravinet-2@univ-lille2.fr
The 9th EUREDOCS conference will explore the broad question of the evolving purposes and missions of higher education and research in the 21st century. Both globalization and the cur rent economic crisis are reputed to have caused an important redefinition of European higher education and research missions. Yet the exact mechanisms and implications of this assumption have not been sufficiently questioned. Is there such a redefinition of higher education and research purposes and missions? If so, what are the drivers for this redefinition? What are its implications in terms of policy reforms, institutional governance, and academic culture?
The 2014 EUREDOCS conference will deal with th is set of questions, assuming that the mission of higher education and research is in no way univocal, but on the contrary results from the confrontation of multiple and competing definitions of higher education and research missions, values, role in society, and expected contributions for economy, social progress, or democracy.
Three sub-themes corresponding to three conference sections have been identified (but they are non exhaustive and other communications related to the notion of evolving purposes and missions of higher education and research are also welcome).
(a) The influence of European union and international institutions in the redefinition of higher education and research missions
This first section engages with the influence of the EU and diver se international institutions. Contributions to this section should go beyond the statement that more and more norms governing the sector are formulated at the European and international levels, in order to analyse more in depth the production of these nor ms, the vectors of their circulations, their reception and re-appropriation by institutions and actors etc.
(b) The transformations of higher education and research purposes and the changing university boundaries
This second section questions the evolving ro le and relation of higher education and research with society. With the current economic crisis, higher education and research have often been presented as problem solvers, because of their role in the production and transmission of knowledge. How did it m ove university boundaries with the economy and the rest of society, in terms of discourse but also in terms of organisational forms? Contributions on topics such as academic expertise, innovation, technological transfer will be of great interest. Contribut ions addressing the questions of the reformulation of the political and civic missions of universities are equally welcome.
(c) Evolving higher education and research missions, the academic profession and the students
How is this broad process of redefinitio n of higher education and research missions associated to a transformation of what it means to be an academic and what it means to be a student? Contributions to this third section are expected to analyse academics and students’ practices, strategies and r epresentations in their individual or collective experience of higher education and research purposes redefinition.
The deadline for the submission of a proposal is 30 January 2014 .
All papers selected for presentation should be available by 30 April 2014.
The Conference will be held at the Centre de Sociologie des organisations, Sciences Po Paris, from Friday 23 May (noon) to 24 May (night) 2014, with the support of the RESUP .
What is Euredocs?

Euredocs is a new doctoral network on europeanisation of higher education and research, animated by Sciences Po. This network concerns doctoral students and young doctorates (thesis defence within the three last years) addressing europeanisation on issues such as: the structure of study programmes, evaluation/accreditation procedures, change in national public policies, transformation in university government, academic career patterns, production of knowledge, the impact of internationalisation/globalisation, etc. 
It aims at facilitating and enabling more communication among those doctoral students and young researchers. This network also aims at promoting publication and diffusion of research results, as well as facilitating exchange and mobility among young scholars in this field. 
Who is concerned? 
The network concerns doctoral students and young doctorates (having promoted within the three last years) working on these issues in different disciplines such as sociology, political science, economics, history, educational studies…

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EUREDOCS conference for PhD candidates

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-prn1/174887_161806250531786_2075947517_q.jpgBy Marielk. 9th EUREDOCS conference “Missions of higher education and research in the 21st century” will be held at Centre de Sociologie des organisations, Sciences Po Paris in France at 23-24 May 2014.
EUREDOCS is a network of European doctoral students working on issues related to the Europeanization of higher education and research. It aims to facilitate and enable more communication among doctoral students and new doctoral candidates and to promote publication and dissemination of research results and to facilitate exchange and mobility among young scholars in this field. EUREDOCS is an interdisciplinary network and accepts membership from doctoral students and recent doctoral candidates in sociology, political science, economics, history, and educational studies. 
The deadline for the submission of a proposal is 30 January 2014.
Download the call for more information on the conference theme, how to submit a proposal and  the application form. Read more...

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Niedersachsen schafft als letztes Land Studiengebühren ab

Seit 2005 ist es jedem Bundesland möglich, Studiengebühren einzuführen. Doch das Konzept setzte sich nicht durch. Nun schafft auch Niedersachsen die Unimaut ab. Zum Wintersemester 2014/2015 ist es so weit: Als letztes Bundesland schafft auch Niedersachsen die Studiengebühren ab. Pro Semester fallen dort seit 2006 rund 500 Euro an. Mehr...

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Drei Monate Uni, drei Monate Büro

Von Klaus Heimann. Immer mehr Studenten absolvieren ein duales Studium. Sie schätzen Sicherheit und Gehalt. Gerade bei Kindern von Nicht-Akademikern ist das Angebot beliebt. Seit Christian Schumann studiert, kann er kostenlos Bahn fahren. Er gehört zur kleinen, aber wachsenden Gruppe dual Studierender und kombiniert Betriebswirtschaftslehre mit einer Berufsausbildung bei der Deutschen Bahn. 2012 hat er mit dem Unternehmen einen Studienvertrag abgeschlossen. Drei Monate ist er im Betrieb, dann drei an der Hochschule. Die Hälfte des sechssemestrigen Studiums hat Schumann bereits hinter sich. Am Ende steht der Bachelor-Abschluss. Duale Studiengänge sind begehrt. Laut Sabine Behrenbeck, Leiterin der Abteilung Tertiäre Bildung beim Wissenschaftsrat, würde ein Drittel der Studienanfänger gerne im Doppelpack studieren. Aktuell sind es gerade einmal 3,4 Prozent. Mehr...

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Field Notes for 21st Century Literacies

Field Notes for 21st Century Literacies: A Guide to New Theories, Methods, and Practices for Open Peer Teaching and Learning    
Written and Edited by The 21st Century Collective 
Cristiane Damasceno, Omar Daouk, Cathy N. Davidson, Christina C. Davidson, Jade E. Davis, Patrick Thomas Morgan, Barry Peddycord III, Elizabeth A. Pitts, Jennifer Stratton.

Table of Contents
PART I: Motivations

Chapter 1    How a Class Becomes a Community: Theory, Method, Examples...Cathy N. Davidson
Chapter 2    From Open Programming to Open Learning: The Cathedral, the Bazaar, and the Open Classroom...Barry Peddycord III, Elizabeth A. Pitts 
Chapter 3    Practicing Web Wisdom: Mindfully Incorporating Digital Literacies into the Classroom...Patrick Thomas Morgan

PART II: Provocations
Chapter 4    
Paying Attention to the Chocolate-Covered Broccoli: How Video Games Can Change the Ways You Understand Teaching, Learning, and Knowledge...Cristiane Sommer Damasceno
Chapter 5    The Medium of the 21st Century Is Light...Jade Davis
Chapter 6    Open for Whom?: Designing for Inclusion, Navigating the Digital Divide...Christina C. Davidson

PART III: Invitations
Chapter 7    
#EveryDayDesign: What Do 21st Century Digital Literacies Look Like?...Jennifer Stratton
Chapter 8    Surprise Endings: Putting the Lessons into Action...Omar Daouk

The Mozilla Manifesto
Creative Commons License
(Mostly) Digital Tool Kit for Open Peer Teaching and Learning
Useful Documents


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Lohnt sich das?

Von Johanna Ritter. Die Promotion ist eine Investition: An Lebenszeit und Nerven. Zahlt sich das aus? Die Doktorandenforscherin Anna Fräßdorf über Dosensuppe und Durchhalten. 
ZEIT CAMPUS: Frau Fräßdorf, Sie sind vor zwei Jahren mit Ihrer eigenen Promotion fertig geworden, jetzt sind Sie Doktorandenforscherin. Zahlt sich eine Promotion finanziell aus? 
Anna Fräßdorf: Studien zeigen, dass man im Durchschnitt mehr verdient, wenn man promoviert ist. Allerdings trifft das nicht auf alle zu – bei den Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaftlern zum Beispiel gibt es keinen starken Effekt. Im Schnitt verdienen Promovierte rund 600 Euro pro Monat mehr als Akademiker ohne Doktortitel. Aber dafür steigen sie natürlich auch später in einen regulären Beruf ein. Mehr...

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Forschungspreis für ein Plagiat

Von Hermann Horstkotte. Gesundheitsministerium und Ärzteverbände haben ein teils plagiiertes Buch ausgezeichnet. Die Jury wusste von dem Schwindel. Warum verlieh sie den Preis trotzdem? 
Ein Beitrag über jüdische Urologen in der Nazizeit sorgt für Empörung, doch die hat nichts mit Hitler zu tun. Vor einigen Wochen wurde der Doppelband Urologen im Nationalsozialismus von Gesundheitsminister Daniel Bahr, der Bundesärztekammer und der Vereinigung der Kassenärzte mit einem Forschungspreis ausgezeichnet. Die Jury hob "die Mischung aus biographischen Kurzdarstellungen und exemplarischen Lebensbildern" hervor. Mehr...

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Nach der Uni Firmenchef

Von Angela Gruber. Viele Hochschulen fördern Studenten, die neben dem Studium ein Unternehmen gründen. Doch Anwesenheitspflicht und volle Stundenpläne machen es Gründern nicht leicht. Am Anfang war es nur eine Idee, skizziert auf ein paar Powerpoint-Folien. Die Münchner Master-Studenten Moritz Orendt und Bernhard Hering wollten eine App programmieren: ein individualisierbares Magazin, das sich an die Interessen der Leser anpasst. Im Frühjahr 2012 fassten sie den Entschluss, die Idee umzusetzen. "Es war viel Experimentierfreude dabei. Wir wollten schauen, was passiert", sagt Orendt. Mehr...

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