26 novembre 2014

Bending Word To Your Will

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 Hanna Peacock. It often seems that formatting requirements for theses and other documents were dreamt up by someone who has never actually had to fight with word processing software. But a few quick tricks can help you conquer any formatting hurdle you’re thrown. This post will focus on formatting in Microsoft Word since that has, for better or worse, become the standard software used for word processingRead more...

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Can I Do the Same Thing Over and Over Again?

By John Warner. As long as I stay at my current institution and in my present position, this Tuesday will be my last class period teaching fiction writing as a college course[1].
In a post from August, I anticipated this moment, and in those thoughts I see myself reaching for a bright side amidst the things I foresee losing. More...

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A Higher Ed Journey Into K-12 Innovation

By Bryan SetserJulie Goff and Patrick Sellers. We had the good fortune to recently attend the annual meeting of iNACOL, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning. Reflecting the organization’s focus, the panels, attendees, and hallway discussions centered on pre-college education, particularly technology-driven innovations disrupting traditional ways of teaching students and organizing curricula. More...

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Are MOOCs Working for Us?

By Kristen Eshleman. This past spring I had the privilege of talking with Fiona Hollands, Associate Director and a Senior Researcher at the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She and Devayani Tirthali published a cost-benefit study of MOOC experiments that is a must-read for college administrators overseeing existing or future MOOC initiatives. More...

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Next Generation Online Learning

By Steven Mintz. “Online education” takes many different forms.  It can be synchronous or asynchronous, self-paced or scheduled, video- or activity-based, free or for-fee, modularized or unchunked, and instructor- or learner-centered. An online class can be the size of a standard course, massive in scale, or somewhere in between. More...

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The Times Higher Education Rankings and The Rise of Asia

By Alex Usher. The latest Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings were released a few weeks ago.  You probably saw it linked to headlines that read, "The Rise of Asia", or some such thing.  That’s probably not news; the THE has run with “rise of Asia” stories every year since 2011 when they re-did their methodology following their divorce from Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). More...

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When An Evernote Upgrade Goes Horribly Wrong

By Joshua Kim. This is what my Monday was like.  I updated to Evernote 6 on my 10.10.1 MacBook Air from the App Store.  Evernote promptly broke.  The notes were blank.  Titles were missing.  It was not possible to edit existing notes.  Nothing was working. Read more...

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6 Big Takeaways From the EdX Global Forum

By Joshua Kim. Were you in Boston last week for the 4th edX Global Forum? What were your big takeaways from the meeting? First, I’d like to say thank you to our Boston University hosts. They did an incredible job of making us all feel welcome and well looked after. I also want to say thank you to the edX team, as they all worked incredibly hard to make this event as productive and enjoyable for all the Consortium members. Read more...

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Traditional Ph.D. Programs and Alt-Ac Careers

By Joshua Kim. I wouldn’t trade my current alt-ac career or my traditional PhD graduate degree for anything. My alternative academic (alt-ac) career in digital learning at Dartmouth’s Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) is endlessly challenging and constantly invigorating. The gig enables me to collaborate with the most amazing faculty and non-faculty educators on the planet. Read more...

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21 Questions About Academic Center/Department/Unit Communications

By Joshua Kim. I have two intuitions about center/department/unit communications. First, that communicating is an essential part of our work.  Second, that we (or I) have no idea about what constitutes effective communication practices. Read more...

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