01 mars 2015

Digital Humanities Training Opportunities

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . It’s getting to be (or, really, probably past, but let’s face it, we all procrastinate) that time where we plan for what we will be doing with our summers. And, the beginning of March is looming, which is typically the date to apply for various fellowships and workshops.
There has been a lot of growth recently in intensive summer Digital Humanities training opportunities, but also a growth in demand. The well-known (and well attended) Digital Humanities Summer Institute (or DHSI) has expanded to three weeks worth of workshops (spend most of June is lovely Victoria if you can!). Read more...

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Weekend Reading: #thedress edition

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Happy Friday ProfHackers! The above picture not The Dress, but it is A dress, and I couldn’t resist the shot. If you haven’t seen the dress, click the previous link. Or go to Facebook. Or Twitter. Or pretty much anywhere else online. And then, if you care why no one can agree on the colors, check out this piece on WiredThe Atlantic posted a piece that uses #thedress as a stepping stone to think about attention policing. Read more...

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Sharing Learning with Working Examples

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . One of my favorite parts of writing for ProfHacker is having a space to share experiments, ideas, classroom strategies and, yes, occasionally failures. Thus I’m always excited when I find spaces with that same philosophy of collaborative learning and give me new ideas to spark my next project. I recently was introduced to one such platform, Working Examples. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 12:18 - - Permalien [#]

Save Money Bit-by-Bit with Digit

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Saving money is tough, perhaps especially so in academia. Even for academics in relatively stable positions (and that’s a minority of us), paychecks often don’t seem to stretch far enough to put much away for a rainy—or perhaps more appropriately right now, an apocalyptically snowy—day. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 12:16 - - Permalien [#]

Updates to Noisli

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . One of the most powerful things you can do to improve your focus and productivity is to adjust your working environment. We each have different preferences for things like soft or hard furniture, room temperature, and background noise. Figuring out what works best for you in your environment can help you make the most out of your work time. I’ve written before about Noisli, an online tool that combines a highly customizable background noise generator with a distraction-free writing environment. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 12:15 - - Permalien [#]

#NAWD: ‘National Adjunct Walkout Day’

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . I’m sharing this quick post to let you know — in case you were unaware — that today is “National Adjunct Walkout Day.” To learn more, check out these resources:

Posté par pcassuto à 12:12 - - Permalien [#]

Procrastination, Our Old Frenemy

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . A few years back, Natalie observed that “an expectation of procrastination seems almost built into the campus landscape,” an observation which hasn’t lost its accuracy since then. Heck, a non-trivial amount of modern internet and app culture often seems on a dialectic of enabling, and then overcoming, procrastination. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 12:11 - - Permalien [#]

Open Thread Wednesday!

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . What’s on your mind? Do you need advice or feedback about something related to life and work in higher ed? Do you have advice or feedback to share about something related to life and work in higher ed? What would you like to see covered at ProfHacker? Do you have any suggestions for Open Thread topics? Do you have any interesting, ProfHacker-y links to share. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 12:09 - - Permalien [#]

That’s Not a Word

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . The reason he sent it to me is the first word in the third line. There is no definition for intrical in dictionary.com, merriam-webster.com, or The Oxford English Dictionary. However, there is one at Urban Dictionary: “A word that doesn’t exist. Usually used by dumbasses who really mean to use the word integral.” More...

Posté par pcassuto à 12:05 - - Permalien [#]

Greek Weekend

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . As the Romans did thousands of years ago, so today we continue to hold the ancient classical Greek language in high regard. Among other things, this regard gives us a triad of Greek occasions on the second weekend of March 2015. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 12:04 - - Permalien [#]