16 août 2014

Games, Games, Games!

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/CRW.jpgBy Lee Skallerup Bessette. Last week, I attended HILT (Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching), which is a digital humanities week-long training in the vein of DHSI. I took Anastasia Salter’s course, Games in the Humanities Classroom. Anastasia is brilliant and wonderful and you should definitely buy her new What is Your Quest? From Adventure Games to Interactive Books. She challenged us to build a game a day for five days. We did seven. You can see the Prezi of our class’ presentation to the group, plus check out #hilt2014 on Twitter for all the goodness that was last week. Read more...

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Doing more with less

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/green.jpg?itok=D8D3DXB7By G. Rendell. Environmental impact (in recent experience, negative environmental impact) correlates with consumption.  It's less intuitively obvious, but economic and social sustainability challenges also correlate with consumption.  Yet our students are conditioned to adjudge their happiness on the basis of how much stuff they have which, in the default instance, equates to how much they consumeRead more...

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Being Used to the 'Best' of Your Abilities

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. In the wake of posting last week’s column exploring the fact that this will likely be my last semester teaching a fiction writing course, I received a very nice email from a former student. Read more...

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Rethinking My Cell Phone/Computer Policy

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Twitter is a great tool for eavesdropping.
While working on my course policies for the coming semester, I flipped over to Twitter – as I am wont to do 15 or 20 times per hour – and was brought short by this tweet from Jesse Stommel, an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Wisconsin. Read more...

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New Cell Phone/Computer Policy Draft Version

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. In the wake of  my previous post about rethinking my policies regarding phones and computers in the classroom, I spent a good chunk of yesterday rewriting them. I include them here in draft format. Read more...

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Data-Driven Madness

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Should someone’s sentence for a crime be based on the risk of them committing another crime in the future?
What if that calculation of that risk was “data-driven,” the risk determined based on the defendant’s age, education, employment and educational status, finances, neighborhood, and family history? Read more...

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4 Reasons Why I Don't Borrow Digital Books

By Joshua Kim. "Neither Molly nor you seem to be appreciative of the public libraries and their impressive ebooks collections. As a taxpayer, I'm able to take get hold of the newest titles and bestsellers thanks to my local library. I haven't ever had to pay for an ebook and still ready at least one each week, a treat for my daily commute to campus.”
Ola, commenting on my piece Should You Subscribe to Kindle Unlimited. Read more...

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Online Learning and Digital Books

By Joshua Kim. Before I make the claim that online learning to higher ed is like digital books to publishing, I need to set some things straight.
I’m Higher Ed Old School:  Give me every class in a seminar room, lab or studio.  Put students and faculty around a table and throw out all the technology.  If you work in edtech for any number of years you quickly realize that technology has, on balance, done more harm than good for learning. Read more...

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Should Microsoft Acquire Coursera?

By Joshua Kim. My strong hunch is that Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng and Richard Levin have no interest whatsoever in being acquired by Microsoft or anyone else.
But let’s go with this thought experiment.
What would be the pros and cons of a Microsoft acquisition of Coursera? Read more...

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8 Myths About MOOCs

By Joshua Kim. This week I’m in Cambridge for a Hewlett Foundation sponsored invited participant workshop on Learning With MOOCs. The timing of the gathering is good, as colleagues at my institution are working hard on developing our DartmouthX open online courses on the edX platform. Read more...

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