28 mars 2016

Sacred Cows and Golden Calves

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. Most cultures have sacred cows. Some also create golden calves when particularly troubled and anxious. This post explores both. Read more...

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Let’s Do It

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. Behind the scenes I have received a lot of interesting comments to the position I have thus far taken on the D.O.J. v Apple case.  In this post, I thought I would share some of them. Read more...

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Thomas W. Africa

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. Last week I went to Colorado to say good-bye to an important person in my life, Thomas W. Africa. Professor Africa is how I first met him. In 1981 I was a first year graduate student at Binghamton University and he was an esteemed professor of ancient history, author of a seminal article about Cesar’s assassin Brutus, “The Mask of an Assassin,” and a fine overview of Roman history, The Immense Majesty, among his other works. Read more...

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Guest Review: ‘Sublime Physick,’ an Essay Collection by Patrick Madden

By Oronte. In the newly-released Sublime Physick, Patrick Madden has written 12 associative, discursive, elegant essays in the mode of Montaigne. Like the classical essayist’s varied, but basic, topics, no subject is too mundane for Madden’s contemporary pen. Read more...

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#ACEMeetSF Twitter at 10

By Mary Churchill. In honor of Twitter's 10th anniversary, I bring to you an edited version of my tweets and retweets from last week's incredibly inspiring ACE conference in San Francisco. More...

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Open Access Reinterpreted

By Ernesto Priego. ‘Open Access’ (not to be confused with ‘accessibility’) is more than the removal of ..the cost to the reader; Open Access means the removal of other restrictions, in a way that the content can be fully used the way we use content today, with both human and computational methods, without the need to request the usual permissions, speeding things up and enabling a culture of collegial sharing and reciprocity. (For related definitions, The Open Knowledge Foundation maintains the Open Definition). Read-only access is not enough to make resources ‘Open Access’. More...

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Collegiality and Condescension

By Janni Aragon. I gave two presentations at the American Political Science Association’s Teaching and Learning Conference held in Portland, Oregon. My first presentation was dedicated to Active Learning, Flipping the Classroom, and Educational Technology. More...

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Creating Connections for Online Learners

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. About a month ago I asked readers to answer whether or not they agreed or disagreed with seven (slightly provocative) statements about higher education. One of the statements, number 6, was that "online-only degree programs are as worthwhile as traditional campus-based experiences." Most people who commented on the post were quite critical of the idea that online learning can match the campus experience. Read more...

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#Digifest16 - The Power of Digital

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. Last year's tweets from Jisc's Digifest conference were epic. It seemed that almost everyone in the UK who I followed on Twitter was at the event, making meaningful connections, learning a lot, and then sharing about it on social media. Read more...

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Yik Yak Adds Unique User Handles

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. When Yik Yak's Director of Communications, Hilary McQuaide, emailed me this week to let me know about a new feature on the app, I was immediately curious. After all, it's only been a month since the ability to access Yik Yak via the non-mobile web was introduced. Read more...

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