08 janvier 2017

The challenge facing libraries in an era of fake news

The ConversationBy . The social media noise machine explodes; conservative websites immediately paint the report as a nanny-government attack on personal freedom and masculinity; the report’s findings are hit with a flood of satirical memes, outraged Facebook posts, attack videos and click-bait fake news stories; Big Tobacco’s publicity machine begins pumping out disinformation via both popular social media and pseudoscientific predatory journals willing to print anything for a price. More...

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Why caution is called for when analysing South Africa’s matric results

The ConversationBy . South Africans are poring over the latest set of matric results which show how the country’s school leavers performed in their final exams after 12 years of formal schooling. Nearly 718 000 people wrote the exams and 72.5% of them passed – a small increase on last year. More...

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Seven ways education needs to change in 2017

The ConversationBy . The call for school well-being league tables along with an obsession with character, self-esteem, and happiness is the most recent expression of this social engineering. So in this new year, enough is enough – it’s time to take education back to basics, with my seven suggestions for 2017. More...

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Using Social Media to Listen and Learn from Students

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. It's been almost 2 years since I wrote a post on Using Social Media to Listen and Learn about UK Higher Education. Read more...

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Family, Ideologies, and Television Viewing

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Laura Tropp. Over the holiday break, the children and I binged watched Fuller House on Netflix. Since I had seen all the Full House episodes on television when I was a child, I was curious to dive into two seasons of this new, updated version. Read more...

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Math Geek Mom: Snow Days ...

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. When teaching Microeconomics, especially when teaching it to my Math students, I sometimes write the constraint a decision maker faces as one not of purchasing goods with a set amount of money, but of making choices of what to do with a set amount of time. Read more...

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#HigherEd: Making Social Strategic

By Rob Zinkan. From eating healthier and exercising more to striking greater work/life balance, at the start of each new year we often make a variety of personal and professional resolutions in the hopes of establishing some better habits. More...

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From Africa

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. I am on a guided tour of Tanzania. I came to see the animals. Today watching the hyena and giraffe, zebras and the buffalo crossing the Serenghti, it occurred to me that, minus the exotic nature of the animals here, large animal migration is what the United States plains resembled before the railroad, the gun and Westerners. No wonder the savanna  conjures such an allure for Americans. Read more...

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Burning Issues for Operation 451

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. How can libraries respond when trolls weaponize our committment to free speech. Read more...

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Meaningful Work

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/StratEDgy%20Graphic%20Resized.jpg?itok=kIrUoz70By Margaret Andrews. As I was reviewing some material for an upcoming course Dayna and I teach, I came across an article that made me reflect on why I – and I suspect many of you – work in higher education. Read more...

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