16 octobre 2017

What Would An Online-First Academic Library Look Like?

By Joshua Kim. It is always fun when ideas and trends also catch the interest of a colleague, and that independently you both try to make sense of what you both are seeing. More...

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'Grocery', the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal and Higher Ed

By Joshua Kim. If you read Grocery with a higher ed lens - and in particular in light of the Amazon purchase - you might draw a few conclusions. More...

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Whatever Happened to French? And German? And Arabic?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Disappearing language departments.
This one isn’t my field of expertise, so I’m hoping folks who know it at a deeper level than I do will chime in.
At the three community colleges at which I’ve worked, I’ve seen the same trend in language departments. Spanish dominates the field, and American Sign Language is picking up strength. Every other language is niche, declining, or dead.
It wasn't always so. There was a time in my memory when French was vital. At many colleges, undergraduate German was, too. Now, we can’t run enough sections to justify a hire.(If you follow Rebecca Schuman’s darkly comic series about job postings in German, it’ll become clear quickly that this isn’t just a quirk of a few places.). At various points, Japanese, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, and even Latin have had flashes of interest, but none has lasted. The jury is still out on Chinese; we haven’t been able to get steady instructors to really find out one way or the other. More...

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MOOCs Are "Dead." What's Next? Uh-oh.

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. One overhyped technology fades as another surges. More...

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The Course Everyone Needs (Not Coding)

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John WarnerAccording to powerful people, kids must learn to code. I'm wishing for different lessons. More...

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Teaching Without Learning: The Limits of Checklists

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John WarnerWhat if checklists only work when the people using them have already achieved "literacy." More...

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Pay The Players. Period.

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Even the regular operations of the NCAA are a kind of corruption. Let's bring everything into the light. More...

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When You Don't Want to Do the Writing

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John WarnerInjecting an element of "play" may lead to a more sophisticated understanding of a writing occasion. More...

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Our Teacher-Free Future?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. So, apparently a team of Georgia Tech graduate teaching assistants working IBM’s Watson platform managed to produce a glorified interactive FAQ for their 300-person online “artificial intelligence” course and now we can look forward to a future without teachers. More...

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I Miss Teaching

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John WarnerNot teaching for the first time in 17 years and recognizing what I'm missing out on. More...

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