17 novembre 2015

WOTY Primaries Begin at Merriam-Webster and Oxford Dictionaries

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . As I mentioned here last week, the Word of the Year season is upon us. More than five-sixths of 2015 has gone by, time enough to think of the word (or phrase, or prefix, or abbreviation) that best reflects the interests, style, attitudes, and preoccupations of the year so far. More...

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Basic WOTY

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . What’s WOTY? That’s the convenient acronym (pronounced woe-tea) used by those of us who are intrigued by the notion of a Word of the Year — a word that captures the spirit, or concerns, or activities, or peculiarities of the year gone by. More...

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Introducing Open Library of the Humanities

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . This past fall semester, the Open Library of the Humanities, or OLH, officially launched their publishing arm. The OLH is:

a charitable organisation dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no author-facing article processing charges (APCs). We are funded by an international consortium of libraries who have joined us in our mission to make scholarly publishing fairer, more accessible, and rigorously preserved for the digital future.

As you can tell by the spelling, it originated out of the UK. Read more...

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The Games Art Historians Play: Online Game-based Learning in Art History and Museum Contexts

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . I recently posted a query on the CAAH listserv (Consortium of Art and Architectural Historians) to research online game-based and gamified learning in art history and museums. Read more...

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When the Technology Changes on You

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . When we use technology extensively in our teaching (or work in general, really), how do we handle unexpected changes to that technology? Here are some thoughts and workarounds. Read more...

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Many Colleges Now See Centers for Teaching With Technology as Part of ‘Innovation Infrastructure’

By . In the past few years, many colleges have expanded the scale and scope of centers that support teaching and learning with technology, as part of an effort to build a new “innovation infrastructure” for instruction. More...

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Public-University Group Expands ‘Personalized Learning’ Efforts

By . “Personalized learning” means different things to different people. It’s a buzzword, and it can be difficult to get past the hype. Depending on whom you ask, it can mean such things as data analytics, video games, or artificial-intelligence research. More...

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What Google’s New Open-Source Software Means for Artificial-Intelligence Research

By . Google wants the artificial-intelligence software that drives the company’s Internet searches to become the standard platform for computer-science scholars in their own experiments. More...

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How Racial Politics Hurt My Students

By Marilouise Michel. About 15 years ago, the English department at my institution, Murray State University, absorbed the philosophy department because it had too few majors to justify having its own administrative staff. It still has fewer philosophy majors than desired, which is quite likely true at other similar-sized institutions as well, and soon that shortage might lead to a reduction of philosophy faculty and a limiting of core philosophy courses. More...

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Let's Treat the Philosophy Department Like the Football Team

By Paul Walker. About 15 years ago, the English department at my institution, Murray State University, absorbed the philosophy department because it had too few majors to justify having its own administrative staff. It still has fewer philosophy majors than desired, which is quite likely true at other similar-sized institutions as well, and soon that shortage might lead to a reduction of philosophy faculty and a limiting of core philosophy courses. More...

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