04 juin 2018

Lessons in saving your student paper, before it’s too late

Lessons in saving your student paper, before it’s too late
Jessica Huseman, Daxton Stewart, Columbia Journalism Review, 2018/05/08
Student newspapers are just one part of education learning to adapt to new technology. Part of this is a decline in ad revenue for print and online newspapers, which hits some of them hard. It's especially difficult when the school has a history of suppressing student voices, a journalism department which would prefer to run the student press internally, and a lack of independent funding. More...

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Jupyter Notebooks and Moodle

Jupyter Notebooks and Moodle
Tony Hirst, OUseful.Info, 2018/05/08
This post reports on SageCell filter for Moodle "that lets you embed an executable code cell powered by Sage Cell Server... in a Moodle content page... Sage Cell Server provides a stateless was of executing SageMath, R or Python code." It works by having the page import some Javascript and CSS, then using it to populate a page area (specifically, a 'div'). More...

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Graphene: The next S-curve for semiconductors?

Graphene: The next S-curve for semiconductors?
Gaurav Batra, Nick Santhanam, Kushan Surana, McKinsey, 2018/05/08
Good article on the future of graphene technology, a longish read but worth the time. Graphene is a one-atom tick layer of carbon atoms and it's "ideal for a range of applications, from battery technology to optoelectronics such as touch screens." But with technical and market issues prevailing, its widespread commercialization could take as much as 25 years. More...

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Transformative Learning and Critical Thinking in Asynchronous Online Discussions: A Systematic Review

Transformative Learning and Critical Thinking in Asynchronous Online Discussions: A Systematic Review
Joshua P. DiPasquale, 2018/05/08
A paper published last fall by William Hunter in the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology called  'Critical Thinking in Asynchronous Online Discussions: A Systematic Review' caught my eye. It was is behind a paywall so I'm not even linking to it. But I wanted to follow up and conducted a search hoping to find a free copy of the paper. More...

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What is RCS, the Successor to SMS?

What is RCS, the Successor to SMS?
Cameron Summerson, How-To Geek, 2018/05/07
According to this article, Rich Communication Service (RCS) "is the future of 'texting' on your phone" and for internet messaging in general. While the impact on e-learning technology is a few years away, it's useful to be aware of the coming changes. More...

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Muslim universities urged to play peacemaker role

The leadership of the International Islamic University in Islamabad has called upon universities of the Muslim world to play their due role in the dissemination of peace and moderation, writes Jardine Malado for The News. More...

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All six local universities to raise fees

All six local universities in Singapore will be raising their tuition fees for the new academic year, which begins in August, while some also intend to bump up scholarships and financial aid, reports The Star. More...

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Court favours Christian universities in contraception row

A United States federal court has ruled in favour of four Christian universities that filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services five years ago to challenge a mandate requiring them to provide contraceptive coverage in the health plans of employees, writes Jardine Malado for Christian Today. More...

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Concern over websites selling fake Scottish degrees

Degrees from the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University can allegedly be obtained for as little as £200 (US$266), complete with university emblems and gold seals – and it has emerged that copies of Robert Gordon University degrees even contained faked signatures from Chancellor Sir Ian Wood and former principal Professor William Stevely, writes Kirsten Robertson for The Press and Journal. More...

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Allowance non-payment leaves students destitute

Without their allowances, many students on tertiary campuses across South Africa are left destitute and hungry, Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training heard last week, reports Jan Gerber for News24. More...

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