22 juin 2014

Google Classroom: Early videos of their closest attempt at an LMS

By Phil Hill. For years the ed tech community has speculated about Google entering the LMS market, including Wave (discontinued, but some key features embedded in other tools), Apps for Education, and even incorrectly with Pearson OpenClass. Each time there is some possibilities, but Google has not shown interest in fully replacing LMS functionality. Read more...

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WCET, UPCEA & Sloan-C call on DOE to change State Authorization proposal

By Phil Hill. What does it take to get all of the higher education institutions and associations to agree? Apparently the answer is for the Department of Education to propose its new State Authorization regulations. As part of DOE’s negotiated rulemaking process over the past half year representatives from schools (Columbia University, Youngstown State University, Benedict College, Santa Barbara City College, Clemson University, MIT, Capella University) to higher ed associations (WCET) were unanimous in their rejection of the proposed State Authorization rules. Read more...

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InstructureCon: Canvas LMS has different competition now

By Phil Hill. For the first few years of the Canvas LMS, Instructure’s core message was ‘Canvas is better than Blackboard’. This positioning was thinly veiled in the company’s 2011 spoof of the Apple / 1984 commercial and even hitting the level of gloating in a company blog commenting on Blackboard’s strategy reversal in 2012. Instructure made their name by being the anti-Blackboard. Read more...

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A Birthday (Re)Blog and Semi-Autobiography: Introducing the Futures Initiative

http://hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-79-873560aec16bee4b69793f2fa0fbd715.jpgBy Cathy Davidson. By way of introduction to anyone who does not know me, here is an autobiographical blog I posted yesterday, on my birthday,  on my trade author blog.  It begins to explain some of the history and the principles that have led to my moving to The Graduate Center CUNY to direct  the Futures Initiative. I hope this personal essay might inspire others in our Futures Initiative Group to introduce themselves, too. Read more...

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Diversification or Specialization? The Key to Growing Graduate Programming

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. A key evolutionary artifact in graduate education today is the fact that the baby boom generation is aging out of the educational system. Baby boomers fueled the growth of American higher education in the 1960s, first as they sought undergraduate degrees and then across the next four decades as they sought to complete that long-ago unfinished undergraduate program or secure a master’s degree for their next promotion. While there are echoes of this generation, spikes in the pipeline so to speak, the simple truth is that our population is plateauing. That’s a trend that will continue for some time to come, and it does not bode well for graduate education going forward. More...

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Understanding Student Needs Vital to Succeeding in the Graduate Student Environment

The EvoLLLutionBy , co-written with Marian Cohen - EvoLLLution. In a previous EvoLLLution article (Three Factors Influencing Persistence and Withdrawal for Part-Time Adult Graduate Students) we shared some of the findings from a study of adult students attending part-time graduate programs at a public university.[1] As we reported, the leading reason why some students had withdrawn or seriously considered withdrawing from their program was due to “feeling overwhelmed by the workload.” We suggested that prior to their matriculation, adult students need to fully understand the expectations of graduate-level coursework, the requirements of the federal credit-hour definition and the changes they would need to make in their lives to successfully manage school on top of work, family, financial and other obligations. More...

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The Professor Is In: The Curse of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D.

By Karen Kelsky - Chronicle Vitae. I always hear that universities are looking for interdisciplinarity, but I’m getting an interdisciplinary Ph.D., and I’m not having much luck so far. Does my choice complicate my job search?
It’s not your imagination. You do have an extra challenge on the job market as an interdisciplinary Ph.D. See more...

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Are Children Career Killers?

By Kelly J. Baker - Chronicle Vitae. It's Day Three of our series on pregnancy, motherhood, and the academy. Stay tuned tomorrow for the final piece. Monday: Sarah Kendzior asked, Should You Have a Baby in Graduate School? Tuesday: Rachel Leventhal-Weiner described the myth of The Perfect Academic Baby.
At a conference several years ago, I dined with a female senior scholar. We discussed her panel and mine, and eventually our talk turned to our children. She had a teenager; I had a toddler. We swapped stories, then phones, so we could see pictures of our respective progeny. See more...

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24th Annual Conference ‘Qualifications for the Labour Market’ – Material!

EURASHEEURASHE organised its 24th Annual Conference ‘Qualifications for the Labour Market‘ in Yerevan (Armenia) on 15-16 May 2014.
The material of the conference has now been published!
All presentations and speeches of the conference are available in our online library here, and on the dedicated page of the conference here.
All the photographs of the event, as well as the conference report, and the summary of the evaluation forms will be available in the coming days. Stay tuned! More...

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More black university students needed: Lehohla

Sowetan LiveThe number of black students attending university needs to rise for South Africa's economic development to improve, statistician general Pali Lehohla said on Wednesday.
A mere 3.2 percent of blacks aged between 18 and 29 attended university in 2013, he told reporters in Pretoria at the release of Statistics SA's 2013 General Household Survey.
White attendance in the same demographic was 18.7 percent, 9.2 percent for Indians and Asians, and 3.1 percent for coloureds. More...

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