03 novembre 2014

Educating the Whole Person

By Steven Mintzeneral education requirements were instituted to ensure that every undergraduate receives the rudiments of a liberal education. The goal was to expose students to the methods, theoretical and conceptual frameworks, essential knowledge and skills, and habits of mind of diverse disciplines Read more...

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The Future of MOOCs

By Steven Mintz.  MOOCs are not dead, but MOOC mania has certainly abated.
Predictions made in 2012 that MOOCs would totally disrupt the existing higher education model were certainly exaggerated. But that does not mean that MOOCs won’t have an profound impact on the future of higher education. Read more...

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My Technological Dream of Carpe Diem

By Dan Butin. In one of the most memorable movie scenes ever about teaching, Robin Williams, as the high school English teacher John Keating, stands up on his desk and asks the stunned class “Why do I stand up here?” When a student replies “To feel taller!” Williams responds, “No! Thank you for playing Mr. Dalton. I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.” Read more...

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The Alarming Expansion of the For-Profits

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/the_world_view_blog_header.jpg?itok=P3OlGEpQBy Liz Reisberg. The growing presence and influence of for-profit higher education internationally is worrisome and seems to be attracting less attention that it deserves. Supporters of the trend towards more for-profit universities, like to claim that this sector expands access. Read more...

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Hong Kong, Ferrets and the Future of Academic Freedom

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/the_world_view_blog_header.jpg?itok=P3OlGEpQBy Andrys Onsman. In her excellent book on education hubs Jane Knight offers a lot of interesting points and analyses. There are a number of cities and regions that are actively promoting themselves as education hubs, often investing money, real estate and personnel to attract HE providers with a recognised brand — Singapore, Hong Kong, Qatar, Seoul, UAE, Botswana, Panama City, Monterey and new entrants such as Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Bahrain. Read more...

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The FCC and the Internet

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/law.jpg?itok=7sode5LvBy Tracy Mitrano. Two New York Times articles about the F.C.C. caught my attention this week.  In the first, Why the U.S. Has Fallen Behind in Internet Speed and Affordability, explores concomitant legal and market factors that have had a deleterious result for U.S. consumers. Read more...

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The Changing Roles of Academic Administrative Assistants

By Joshua Kim. The role an academic administrative assistant is changing.  This work is morphing from a support role to a creative collaborative profession.  The title of “administrative” and “assistant” doubly fails to capture the work that these professionals do.  “Administrative” is too narrow a term for colleagues who daily juggle project management, resource planning, communications, scheduling, finances, and logistics.  “Assistant” is not well specified, as all of our work is collaborative. Read more...

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Our Online Learning Community's Online Learning Failures

By Joshua Kim. Are you as depressed as I am about the results of the 2014 IHE Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology? Read more...

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Conference Talks: A Head-butt or a Headache?

By Svetlana Shkolyar. I felt more nervous delivering a 3-minute science communication competition speech to an audience of Trekkies and Batmen (I was at ComiCon, if you haven’t guessed) than I did giving a real conference talk to a group of instrumentation experts from all over the world. Read more...

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Failing Forward

By Katie Shives. In life, failure is inevitable; in graduate school, it is guaranteed. The very nature of a graduate degree puts you into contact with failure on a regular basis, especially if you work in the lab attempting to do or show something that has never been seen before. Read more...

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