09 juin 2014

May: Rebooting

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/CRW.jpgBy Lee Skallerup Bessette. I can now say with relative certainty how many tweets it takes to get a job through Twitter: 99k. Certainly, it's a small sample size (n=1) but it's a number, albeit a large one. I announced on Twitter that I was moving. And then, I was offered a possible job. The timing was perfect. The circumstances couldn't be better. A position in faculty development focused on digital pedagogy and digital humanities. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:58 - - Permalien [#]

Be Careful What You Wish For

By Anthony Rogers Welch. The Australian government’s recent national spending audit opened a Pandora’s box of proposals, not least in higher education. Now that the federal budget has been proclaimed, it merits closer attention to three items related to higher education—public funding, privatization, and regulation. Read more...

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Audible, Social Media, and Critical Exchange

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. I like the people at Audible.com.
In the limited times that I’ve spoken to Audible folks I’ve found them to be fellow audiobook geeks. Professionals dedicated to spreading the good word of the spoken book. Amen.
And I’m always happy when whoever runs Audible’s Twitter feed @audible_com tweets out something that I’ve written about audiobooks. They have 158K followers. We audiobook converts are an insanely passionate bunch. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:47 - - Permalien [#]

The Existential Danger of Losing My iPhone

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. No, I have not lost my iPhone. 
It has not been stolen or left behind, misplaced or forgotten.
But I worry.
What if my iPhone was lost or stolen or misplaced?
Exactly how helpless and incapacitated would I be?
How frantic and panicked would I become?

Just how dependent I am on my iPhone has become clear on this trip to the Netherlands for the edX Consortium meeting at Delft University. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:45 - - Permalien [#]

What We Talked About at the EdX Meeting

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. I’m just back from the edX Consortium #FutureEDU meeting at Delft University.  (It turns out the Dutch are the world’s most gracious and generous hosts - if at all possible hold your next conference in the Netherlands). 
At last count the not-for-profit edX Consortium has 47 postsecondary and institutional members, and the global forum is our chance to share best practices and lessons learned. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:44 - - Permalien [#]

Quick! Describe an Online Student!

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. What does an online student look like?
The question may seem silly or trivial, but a lot rides on it. Colleges make choices about how to organize classes, which registration protocols to follow, how to structure semesters, and how to deliver advising -- among other things -- based on what they think the online student wants. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:41 - - Permalien [#]

Notes on 'Shared Governance Reconsidered'

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Susan Resneck Pierce’s new book, “Shared Governance Reconsidered,” offers a useful outline of many of the dilemmas facing shared governance in American higher education, and I’m not just saying that because it’s part of the same series as my book. Pierce is the former president of the University of Puget Sound, in Washington state, and much of her perspective reflects that.  Although shared governance is found throughout higher education, her focus is mostly on four-year colleges and universities, and especially on private ones. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:39 - - Permalien [#]


http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. I’ve been a fan of Tom Frank since the 90’s. I actually had a subscription to The Baffler in grad school, and I kept it for a while after until the issues started arriving progressively farther apart. (Somewhere in the basement, I still have a copy of Commodify Your Dissent, a wonderful collection of early Baffler pieces.) The Baffler struck me as a rare voice of sanity at the time.  I still remember reading Steve Albini’s piece in The Baffler on the economics of the music industry circa 1995 and thinking that the piece was striking and the industry unsustainable. I stand by both. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:38 - - Permalien [#]

Fridge Frittata: A Quick $10 Recipe for Grads

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 Liz Homan. oday's post begins GradHacker's Good Eats Recipe and Photo Contest. Submit your recipe for a good meal under $10 to win GradHacker swag. Visit the GradHacker Good Eats contest to get inspired and submit your own recipe. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:35 - - Permalien [#]

When All Else Fails

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 Ashley Sanders. In one of the worst academic job markets in history, many of us have been compelled to rethink our plans for the next year. Instead of starting that shiny new job, we are facing yet another year of being a grad student. If you’re in this position, know that you are not alone. There are hundreds in the same boat with you. Perhaps clinging to a life raft is a more accurate metaphor… At least that’s how it feels as we struggle to keep our heads above water and hold on to hope. So what do we do when all else fails?
We not only hang on for dear life, we also start paddling purposefully and find as many people who can help us as we can. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:34 - - Permalien [#]