16 août 2015

On @Tejucole and #Prompts

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . The use of the word prompt to mean incitement or cue has probably been around for 500 years or so, but its use in a narrower sense, as an instruction or directions for a writing assignment in class, is new to me. More...

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Team Productivity Through Slack

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . When I started my undergrad, it was the first year that our university gave out an email address to everyone; previously, it was only by request. Our residence halls had also just been updated with what then was considered “high speed” internet (which I think was fiber optic?) instead of dial-up. Read more...

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Managing Links with Nuzzel

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Many’s the time I’ve been known to suggest that the people I engage with on Facebook and Twitter quit posting so many interesting links, because my reading list in Pocket is getting too long. All too often, Pocket is where links that I thought looked interesting go to die. Read more...

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Teaching a Class Again

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . We never teach the same course twice. Some of the changes are out of our control: new students, new classroom, new time. A move from early morning to late at night can change the whole feel of a topic, while a group of students with strong camaraderie might take on collaborative assignments very differently from a group that includes many non-traditional students or a range of disciplines. Read more...

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Ends of Electronic? A Report from ELO2015

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . I spent last week at the Electronic Literature Organization Conference 2015, a gathering of scholars interested in work that plays with technology towards literary ends. The international festival is always a showcase of both scholarly and artistic work, and thus never fails to provide me with inspiration for next year’s projects. Read more...

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From the Archives: Getting Ready for the New Semester

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Sooner or later, the fall semester will start — and of course for some of us it already has. Here are some tips from the ProfHacker archives to help you navigate the transition. Read more...

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Pioneer of Ed-Tech Innovation Says He’s Frustrated by Disruptors’ Narrative

By . George Siemens is a key innovator in higher education, having coined the term “MOOC” and worked to study the effectiveness of online learning. So it’s no surprise that he was invited to a recent closed-door gathering at the White House to discuss “innovation and quality in higher education.” More...

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‘Machine Teaching’ Is Seen as Way to Develop Personalized Curricula

By . Researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison say they are getting closer to designing a system to deliver the ideal lesson plan for each student, through a process they call “machine teaching.” More...

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Following the Money in Ed-Tech Investment: Number of Mergers Grows

By . Investors are rushing to buy into higher-education-related companies these days, and there’s plenty of consolidation in the market as well. More...

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3 Military Psychologists Accuse Torture Investigator of ‘Bias’ and ‘Grandstanding’

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Three Army psychologists have harshly criticized an independent investigation that found that the American Psychological Association had colluded with the Department of Defense in shaping ethics rules related to torture, accusing its author of “prosecutorial bias” and “grandstanding rhetoric.” More...

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