02 mars 2014

Outside the Classroom

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 Kelly Hanson. A big focus here at Gradhacker is how to use technology to facilitate teaching, writing, and research. We’ve written in the past about how to integrate blogstwitter, or other electronic writing mediums into the undergraduate classroom. But the question remains: how do we integrate these technologies to facilitate learning and accessibility? Basically, I’m starting with  the premise that blogs, Twitter, and other electronic mediums foster discussion and communication. What I’m asking here is how we can best integrate these into the classroom. Read more...

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Fixed vs Growth Mindsets

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 Katy Meyers. Congratulations on becoming a grad student! You feel great about because you were one of a select few accepted into the program. You go to the first lab meeting and hear all the great things others in the lab are doing, and you realize that you’re now at the bottom of the totem pole, wondering how you’ll ever get there. You’re not alone in feeling this way. Read more...

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Flipped Classes and Campus Tours

By Joshua Kim. Last week we accompanied our high school daughter (a junior) on her big college visit week. Eight schools in six days. Lots to process. By far, the most important aspect of every campus visit in determining if a given school makes “the list” is the campus tour. Read more...

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2 Suggestions for Campus Tours

By Joshua Kim. Talk to any experienced parent of a prospective student about the campus tour ritual and you will get lots of advice. I know, as before we left last week to accompany our daughter on her big college tour week I solicited lots of advice. Read more...

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How 'House of Cards' Killed My MOOCing

By Joshua Kim. So I was doing so well with my MOOCing.
Diligently (ish) watching the edX and Coursera videos on my iPhone while running on my treadmill in the morning.
Then Netflix released season 2 of House of Cards and it was all over. Read more...

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Our Mobile Learning Phablet Future

By Joshua Kim. A few months ago I changed jobs at my institution and had to give back my work iPad mini.
Since then I’ve been iPad-less, living in a world of unified mobile communications and content consumption through my iPhone 5S. Read more...

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Tuning in to e-Literate TV

By Joshua Kim. I love e-Literate TV.  
Watching these Michael Feldstein and Phil Hill online video productions is wonderful confirmation that edtech is finally cool.  
I’ve been (lightly) binge watching e-Literate TV (there are only 2 episodes - with more coming soon), and I’ve come away from the experience inspired and energized. Read more...

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On the Draft Framework for Information Literacy

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpgBy Barbara Fister. When the Standards for Information Literacy Competency in Higher Education came out in 2000, I thought they were a step forward. We were broadening our concept of information literacy, which was (at last) far more than the nuts and bolts of how to use a library. I thought at the time that it made it very clear that information literacy had to be a campus-wide endeavor, not a library project. Read more...

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Possible New Gen Eds

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Rebecca Townsend asked a great question recently. Should public speaking be a general education requirement?
First, some definition. Most colleges have certain skills that they want every graduate, regardless of major, to have. Those skills -- in edu-speak, “general education outcomes” -- dictate certain course requirements for students across majors. Read more...

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An Open Letter to Textbook Publishers

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Dear Textbook Publishers,
I have a question for some of you. Having been in administration for quite a while now, I know that sometimes things that seem easy and obvious from the outside, aren’t. So I’m wondering if there’s a smarter answer to this than anything I can figure.
Why aren’t all of you issuing all of your major textbooks in formats that are accessible to students with disabilities? Read more...

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