22 mars 2015

“A Known Issue”

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. For the last couple of weeks, the home printer/scanner simply refused to communicate with the laptop. I’ve been trying to deal with some travel receipts, and it has been a real headache. A few days ago, I got a popup message on the laptop noting that the driver wasn’t compatible with the latest version of Windows, and that the incompatibility was “a known issue.” Read more...

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Filmed Plays

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. A new genre usually takes a while to grow into itself. In its infancy, it resembles other things that came before. After a while, it’s easy to forget that what has come to seem normal was once radical and threatening. Read more...

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Public Matters: A Response to Kevin Carey

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. “We are headed for a time of brutal unmasking” - The End of College, p. 249
Back in the 90’s, there was a brief flurry of interest around the demise of the “public intellectual,” who was informally understood to be the sort of person who wrote about Big Ideas in accessible language for general readers. Read more...

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Instructional Designers by the Numbers

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. CNN Money says that being an Instructional Designer is the 38th best job in America. I think that working as an Instructional Designer may be both the best job in higher education. Read more...

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Microsoft, Outlook for Mac 15.6, and the Calendar Bug

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Bugs happen. Buggy software is, unfortunately, the norm rather than the exception. No software that is ever shipped will be bug free. We hope that the software we buy (or more often now rent) has been thoroughly tested. We expect that once bugs are identified that they will be quickly remediated. Read more...

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What's Missing in the Vision of Stanford’s Hennessy

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. I hope that you take a few minutes to read the 3/16 IHE story Not a Tsunami, But… about Stanford’s John L. Hennessy talk at ACE. Read more...

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Screen Absorption and “The Organized Mind”

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Does this happen to you? You show up a few minutes early to a meeting, and everyone sitting around the table is absorbed in their various screens. Nobody is talking to each other. Folks are reading e-mail on laptops, iPads, and phones. Everyone is busy checking their calendars, finishing a note, and trying to get caught up. Read more...

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Bridging the Gap: Theory and Practice

By Andrea Zellner. As a researcher in an applied field (Ed Psych/Ed Tech, to be precise), I am acutely aware of the pressure for my research be both authentic and easily applicable. Nonetheless, my field still struggles with making research relevant and useful to practitioners. While every grad student is trained to be able to answer the “How is this applicable” question, in the end it doesn’t really matter. Read more...

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4 Articles on Doing Grad Research

By Erin Bedford. Every once in a while, you read something that really resonates with you. Something that makes its way into your brain, carves a place for itself, and changes how you see the world. Read more...

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Changes in Leadership

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. While some areas of Economics do not directly involve business, many interesting aspects of the subject do relate to the operation of for-profit firms. One such topic is the idea of a “loss leader,” in which a business will offer one product for a very low price, at a loss, in hopes of gaining customers who will then purchase other goods at the same time. Read more...

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