01 février 2015

How colleges make the big LMS switch

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. High-achieving community college students from low- to moderate- income backgrounds succeed academically and contribute to the intellectual life of their campuses at highly selective four-year institutions when provided the opportunity to transfer and adequate financial aid according to Partnerships that Promote Success, a program evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Community College Transfer Initiative (CCTI) conducted by Brandeis University. More...

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Poke, Prod, and Rile: Secrets of Good Teaching

By . Dogs tend to look like their owners, and often the same is true about academics and the historical figures they study. The reason could be as predictable as two friends’ becoming drawn to the same tastes after having spent considerable time together—I once heard a lecturer confess that her Southwestern wardrobe was inspired by her intellectual mentor. More...

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Associate Dean of What?

By . The School of Social and Clinical Medicine at the University of Bristol is hiring a new “associate dean of eureka moments.” The job advertisement went viral on academic social media last Friday. More...

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Learning Commons as Symbol: the new heart of our communities?

By Brian Mathews. Last month I saw a presentation by Robert Sumichrast, Dean of the Pamplin College of Business here at Virginia Tech. He shared his vision for a series of new buildings that would comprise the Business Learning Community. The concept is still coming together but it includes several interconnected structures: offices, classrooms, and residential spaces. The centerpiece is an experiential learning commons. More...

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Outlook for iOS and Android: An Email App Administrators and Staff Will (Really!) Love

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Yesterday, Microsoft released Outlook for iOS and Android. This is a real email/calendaring app, not a warmed-over frontend for Office365 or Outlook.com: it supports Exchange Server, Exchange Online, Outlook.com, Gmail, iCloud, and Yahoo! Mail. (Well, real-ish, anyway.) It features all the latest features from apps like Inbox or Maibox: it has a “Focused Inbox,” for emails it thinks you’ll actually interact with, and an “Others” one, for that very important update from X. More...

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Strategies for Going Paperless

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . The paperless life: it’s a dream for a lot of us here at ProfHacker, and we’ve certainly covered a fair number of paperless strategies for various aspects of academic life in this space before. More...

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25 Verbs to Use Instead of Email

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . A powerful way to remind yourself of the deeper purpose behind your communications is to stop using email as a verb, when you’re writing something down on your task list, conversing with colleagues, or talking to yourself in your head about your upcoming actions. More...

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Access Monitor: WordPress Plugin to Monitor Accessibility

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Here at ProfHacker, we’ve written several posts over the years about accessibility, about WordPress, and about WordPress and accessibility. (As many of you already know, there are significant differences between sites run on WordPress.com and those run with WordPress.org software. Among those differences are the availability of certain themes and plugins. You can read more about the differences on this support page). More...

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Live-Tweeting Assignments: To Use or Not to Use?

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . We’ve written a great deal on using Twitter in the classroom at ProfHacker. Ryan has written on creating disposable accounts for classroom use, Erin on how to choose hashtags, Jason on how to disable retweets, George on twitter archiving strategies, and my post on suggested guidelines for livetweeting a class. More...

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A Scavenger Hunt Exercise to Teach Research Methodologies

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Students were assigned to read the first chapter of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, a useful introduction to the rationale for writing a research paper and overview of the types of resources available to them. More...

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