28 juillet 2018

The Hybrid Conundrum

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. For a while, it did. It combined a Netflix-like ability to order DVD’s online with the option of in-store pickup and return. It was advertised as the best of both worlds, and in a sense, it may have been. But in trying to do two things, it didn’t do either terribly well. Now Netflix is a powerhouse, and Blockbuster an artifact. More...

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'Noteworthy'

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt ReedThis isn’t intended as a pure defense of AP exams, or of standardized tests generally. That said, I was struck at this line in the IHE story about several elite private schools in the DC area dropping AP exams and courses:  “Taking AP courses has become so popular that doing so is no longer “noteworthy.”” More...

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Lance Eaton's Audiobook Library: Instructional Designer / Doctoral Student

By Joshua Kim. Learning people and our audiobooks.
Lance Eaton @leaton01 is an "instructional designer, writer, instructor, doctoral student, and social media consultant.” More...

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A Video of My Audiobooks

By Joshua Kim. The challenge of making visible our digital libraries. More...

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Auletta's Excellent 'Frenemies' and the World of Higher Ed Advertising

By Joshua Kim. Reading Frenemies helped me understand how little that I know about the world of advertising. I had no idea that the global advertising business - which Auletta estimates at ~$2 trillion - is so large. More...

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10 Crappy Technologies

By Joshua Kim. The reasons to be skeptical of educational technologies are the same reasons to be skeptical of any technological solution. More...

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Trucker Shortages and Higher Ed Understaffing

By Joshua Kim. The Washington Post ran an interesting story last week on America’s trucker shortage. The trucking industry needs about 100,000 more drivers than it has. More...

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MOOC Lessons from a $9.56 'An Economic History of the World since 1400'

By Joshua Kim. What open online learning can learn from The Great Courses. More...

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3 Depressing Conclusions from Reading 'Energy and Civilization' and 'Energy: A Human History’

By Joshua Kim. 2 indispensable books on the past, present, and future of energy. More...

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Republican Women at the Intersection of Learning and Technology

By Joshua Kim. Gradually, and then suddenly, I’ve realized something about higher education. I know more than a few women who are in leadership roles in online learning, instructional design, and academic computing - and who are also Republicans. More...

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