20 janvier 2016

Dropping the Subject

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . There are few sweeter, sourer patches in the academic year than drop and add, an imaginary space in which students do things to their schedules and to the minds of their professors. Read more...

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Communicating with Students: A Suggestion About Email

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Here at ProfHacker, we’ve written several posts about email over the years. I don’t know about you, but it feels like I receive way more email than I know what to do with. Read more...

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Welcome back!

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . We hope everyone had a great winter break! Just a programming reminder that we will be posting once daily this week, before returning to our 2x-daily format on Monday the 11th. Read more...

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E-Portfolios Are Not the Fitbit of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . This month Jeff Young, Goldie Blumenstyk, and friends have launched a new section of the Chronicle, called “Re:Learning: Mapping the New Education Landscape”, which looks at some of the recent technological, economic, and political challenges to higher education. I think–and not just because it would be on brand to say so–that this is a potentially interesting refresh of the Wired Campus focus. Read more...

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Doing Focused Work in Distracted Times: Cal Newport’s Deep Work

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Although the book didn’t quite arrive in time for New Year’s resolutions (which are junk anyway), 2016 has already seen the publication of Cal Newport’s eagerly-awaited new title, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World (Grand Central Publishing), which promises to offer research-driven guidelines for doing meaningful work. Read more...

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Starting off in Markdown with Word-to-Markdown

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Over the years, we’ve written a lot about Markdown–the simple, human-readable language for formatting text–here at ProfHacker. Lincoln wrote an introductory post about it a few years back, and followed that up with one on Pandoc, a tool that lets you convert all manner of text documents ond another on Markdownifier, a tool that lets you grab plain text from (almost) any web page. Read more...

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Open Thread Wednesday: Conference Season FOMO or JOMO

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Early January is definitely one of the peak conference seasons, as scholarly organizations such as the MLA, the AHA, the AAS, and others take advantage of the US winter break to convene large meetings. Read more...

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Context Matters in Social Media

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . I’ve been thinking for a while that the real barrier to entry on Twitter is the layers of context you need to have in order to be able to navigate it well. I believe the reason you can have deep conversations in 140 characters aren’t because it’s easy to make deep and meaningful statements in 140 characters (though some people are masters at this), but rather because there are layers of contexts behind each 140 character statement, such that someone who is aware of the context gets so much more than 140 characters. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:43 - - Permalien [#]

Assessing the Process Not the Product of Learning

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . I’ve written before on how I believe pedagogy should focus on the process and not the product of learning. I could write about this in theory forever, but I realized that I succeeded last semester in doing it in practice, so I thought I would share what I’ve done. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:41 - - Permalien [#]

Making Live-Tweeting Easier with Noter Live

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Conference season is upon us, with both the MLA and the AHA (among others) coming up this weekend. Read more...

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