29 janvier 2019

Online Degrees: Prestige, Acceptance, and the Big Picture

By Eric StollerIn 2019, online degrees (courses in the UK) are all over the educational sphere. It's become commonplace for universities (either non-profit and for-profit) to offer online degree programs in a variety of disciplines. More...

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Calling All Guest Bloggers!

By University of Venus. Join us as a guest blogger at University of Venus at Inside Higher Ed and join a community of people who care deeply about equity, diversity, and inclusion and the future of higher ed. The University of Venus is an Education Writer’s Association award-winning, peer-reviewed blog bringing together GenX women in higher education from around the globe. More...

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Words and Intentions for 2019

By University of Venus. Members of the UVenus community share their words and intentions for 2019. More...

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Stop the Presses

By Barbara Fister. Some 1,000 people were laid off last week at BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, and a host of local newspapers that are part of the Gannett Company. A lot of people will say “so what?” Two websites that publish a lot of listicles and clickbait, plus smaller newspapers around the country that have been shrinking before our eyes – will we even miss them. More...

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Rashomon on the Potomac

By Barbara Fister. The competing narratives about a large group of young white men gathered at the Lincoln Memorial, most of them from Covington Catholic High School, caught on video either taunting people with racist remarks and behavior or being threatened and defamed by a drum-beating Native American, some black religious kooks, and the libs, makes me ponder how we might approach this dilemma from an information literacy perspective. More...

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Counting on the Census

By Barbara Fister. On Tuesday a federal judge ruled the Trump administration could not add a question to the 2020 census about citizenship status.* Since this question is being pushed by an administration notably hostile to immigrants and given it has not been part of the census since 1950 (it’s part of the American Community Survey instead), it was bound to be controversial, so the Secretary of Commerce hounded the Department of Justice into providing cover – not that it was great cover. More...

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What If Every Class Was a Version of "Music Appreciation?"

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. What happens when we put "appreciation" at the center of a course?
I chose Music Appreciation as an elective course freshman year of high school because word in the hallways was that it was easy. More...

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Guest Post: The Confounding Relationship Between Smart Phones and Mental Health

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. I was recently irked by a Twitter thread by Jonathan Haidt, co-author (along with Greg Lukianoff) of the best selling The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting up a Generation for Failure, declaring that that increased depression and self-harm is directly attributable to "overprotection" and the use of social media. More...

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‘Dreyer’s English’ Is for Everybody

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. A style guide even for those of us who no longer assign style guides. More...

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Guest Post: Avoiding Groundhog Day on Contingent Labor

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. I was sitting in an audience at an MLA panel on contingent labor, furiously taking notes when I looked over and saw someone else also taking notes, and while we'd never met, I recognized her from Twitter. More...

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