21 avril 2019

Remembering a Mentor

By Steven Mintz. It’s said that we die multiple deaths: First we lose our health, then our memory fades, and finally our bodily and mental functions cease. In fact, the arc of our departure continues well after our physical death, only to end when those who knew us die and our living memory is extinguished. More...

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IHE’s Expert Roundup: What Kevin Carey Got Right and Wrong

By Steven Mintz. High quality online education – delivered in a synchronous seminar-like format by regular faculty or asynchronously, incorporating advanced interactives, sophisticated simulations, virtual laboratories, adaptive pathways, frequent formative assessments, and a great deal of constructive feedback provided by well-qualified teaching assistants – is not only extremely expensive to develop and deliver, but exceedingly rare. More...

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Vulture Capitalism and the Future of Higher Education

By Steven Mintz. The costs of ceding core functions
If you haven’t read Kevin Carey’s “The Creeping Capitalist Takeover of Higher Education,” a chilling account of Online Program Managers, drop whatever you’re doing and read it right now. More...

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Attention and Deficits

By Barbara Fister. A week ago, before the blizzard we’re currently enjoying in my part of the country, we took advantage of spring break to look at birds. Lots of them, pausing on their migration to glean from farm fields in central Nebraska. More...

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The Populace Has No Clothes

By Barbara Fister. ... while the emperors enjoy secrecy. Thoughts after reading news about privacy online and on paper. More...

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Skinner at the Googleplex

By Barbara Fister. Tech critics revist an odd utopian novel from 1948 - B.F. Skinner's Walden Two.
I don’t know much about B.F. Skinner, and what little I know makes me uncomfortable in the way hearing about eugenics makes me queasy. More...

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Beat the Burnout

Finding your way through the stress, one day at a time. More...

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From Grade School to Grad School: Kid Lit is for Keeps

Lessons graduate students need to learn from some great Kids' Lit books. More...

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Preparing the Thesis Proposal Defense

Preparing for that big oral presentation. More...

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Getting Your Master’s? Go to a Conference.

Finding meaning and value in attending conferences even if you are undecided about a career in academia. More...

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