03 août 2015

The Internet, the Pope and the iPod, Part III

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. In 2005, I returned to Italy for the first time as a so-called “mature” woman to teach Internet Law at the MiNe Program, Universite Cattolica in Piacenza, Italy.  While there I reflected on the relationship between the emergence of information technologies and traditional culture and values of the Catholic Church. Read more...

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Look Forward, Not Back!

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. A connection exists between this morning’s news of the super-breach of federal government databases and yesterday’s report on a new draft cyberlaw of the People Republic of China. Read more...

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http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. Zachery Anderson’s punishment for using a dating app to meet a girl and having sex is ludicrous. The crime is in the girl’s false reporting of her age, 17, not 14. Read more...

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Is the 4th Amendment Dead in Cyberspace?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. Over a year ago former director of both the NSA and CIA, Michael Hayden, flat out admitted, "we kill people based on metadata." He quickly distinguished between the metadata about which the debate was focused, telephone records, and other forms of surveillance metadata upon which covert actions are taken. Read more...

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Media Day at HarvardX

By Steven Mintz. “You didn’t get the memo?”
edX CEO Anant Agarwal gestured to himself and then to me. It took a few moments, but the participants attending Media Day at HarvardX saw that our attire – blue blazer with brass buttons, a relaxed blue pinstriped Oxford (sans tie) and gray khakis – matched. Read more...

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Reimagining US History

By Steven Mintz. This summer, I am designing a U.S. history survey course for online delivery at scale – maintaining chronological sweep while eschewing lectures and emphasizing active learning. Read more...

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Distinctive Excellence in Polytechnic Universities

By Thomas Carey. My prior post in this Higher Ed Beta column took a look backwards look at the historical development of Polytechnic Universities and a look forward to some new ways for strategically repositioning our evolving polytechnic universities as a special kind of university with their own distinctive excellence. I suggested that the direction of most interest for an evolving polytechnic university was to become ‘more poly’ rather than ‘more technic’. Read more...

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Repositioning the Polytechnic University

By Thomas Carey. There was a bit of attention in IHE recently to the idea of a “Polytechnic University” as an element in rethinking institutional strategic position – and not all of it was positive. The transformation of Purdue University’s College of Technology was one development highlighted. Read more...

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Getting Real With Student Bloggers

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric StollerWhy do universities hire students to be bloggers?
Storytelling: When an institution allows its student bloggers to have an opportunity to share real stories, great things happen. Read more...

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UK Higher Education Update

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. Higher education in the United Kingdom is changing rapidly. Causing consternation for some and jubilation for others, these changes are quite fascinating. Having spent the past year listening, learning, and absorbing all things related to UK HE, here are some recent issues and stories that I've been tracking:

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