25 janvier 2015

3 Priorities for EDUCAUSE’s Next CEO

By Joshua Kim. Congratulations to John O’Brien on his selection as the next CEO of EDUCAUSE. I don’t know John, but from what I can see from his background, (and knowing how thorough EDUCAUSE is with these sorts of processes), it seems that he will be a great choice to lead the organization.  John will be taking over an EDUCAUSE on June 1st that, thanks to Diana Oblinger, is an excellent shape. Read more...

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Why Hasn’t Microsoft or Google Bought Doodle?

By Joshua Kim. Doodle has become so essential that I wonder why none of the big calendar / e-mail players have bought the company. It is not hard to imagine Doodle being fully baked into Outlook or Gmail. I’m not talking integration options that Doodle already offers.  The integration may be great, but how many people take the time to make it all work? And even the best integration is sub-optimal if everyone we might want to have a meeting with has not connected the tools. Read more...

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Giving Away 'The Story of Civilization'

By Joshua Kim. This weekend I gave away The Story of Civilization.These books have followed me over 3 states, 4 moves, and the raising of 2 children. Every year I mean to crack into the 11 volume set. Each year I failed. I had purchased the full series at a used bookstore (for maybe $100 bucks) back in 1997, and it has sat on my bookshelf ever since. Read more...

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Using Project Management Approaches to Tame Your Dissertation

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 Justin Dunnavant. No one finishes a STEM dissertation by doing just 100% research all day every day; you have many other tasks including classes, writing manuscripts, attending journal clubs, teaching obligations, seminars, lab meetings, public presentations of your work, and the need for sleep and a healthy body. Read more...

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Learn Like an Entrepreneur

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 Justin Dunnavant. In my free time I listen to a lot of podcasts and read books about productivity, time-management, and general life hacks. But one thing that always strikes me is that the target audience for many of these books and podcasts aren’t students such as myself, but business professionals and entrepreneurs. Since I have no interest in business nor entrepreneurship, I was intrigued by this connection and began to explore it deeper. Read more...

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Nudges and the Parable of Email

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Susan Dynarski did a brilliant piece earlier this week in the New York Times about “nudging” students towards success. She draws the term from Cass Sunstein, who wrote a book about behavioral economics and some of its concrete applications. Read more...

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Below the Radar

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. This report, by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, will probably vanish down the collective memory hole within days. And that’s a shame, because it puts the lie to several pervasive myths. Read more...

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Backing Into Aristotle

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. I’ve seen some pretty skeptical commentary recently about whether people really need free college. Given the existence of Pell grants, the argument goes, haven’t we already covered that? Why give away money to people who don’t need it. Read more...

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Thoughts on the Cuomo Proposal

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. From out of nowhere, the last couple of weeks have presented a flurry of ideas from very powerful people on ways to attack student loan debt. For a higher ed practitioner and commenter like me, it’s an exciting time. Read more...

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Don't Ban Yik Yak

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. Yik Yak may at times be a hot mess. However, like every single communication tool in the history of humankind, Yik Yak is what we make of it. Yaks represent us. Posts on the anonymous geolocation mobile-based app run the gamut of good, bad, and ugly. Read more...

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