05 mai 2019

Maybe Universities Shouldn't Be Putting Amazon Echos in Student Dorms

By Eric Stoller. My thoughts on Amazon Alexa (and other voice-based 'assistants' - Google Assistant, Apple Siri, etc) have ebbed and flowed. Initially, I thought they were a bit clunky and not very useful. Eventually I slid towards an "experiment and see" kind of attitude. I even purchased an Amazon Echo device whilst writing a blog post about the topic. More...

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Mid-Career

I dyed my hair bright red. My daughter, now a full-on tweenager, requested that the bottom half of her waist-length hair be dyed blue. More...

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Telling your story of research discovery (opinion)

It may sound strange, but even the driest, most technical piece of scholarly writing tells a story. It’s a story of discovery and the incremental advancement of knowledge. It follows a scholar’s journey through the scientific method, laying out their attempts to tackle a question step by step. More...

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Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

By Barbara Fister. Once we built railroads and presses and libraries. Now it's done - unless things change systematically. More...

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Understanding Social Facts

By Barbara Fister. Something important became clear after the redacted Mueller Report was made public. It turns out a lot of journalists got it right. Stories they reported have been confirmed by the investigatory work of the Special Counsel. More...

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Adjuncts and Freelancers: Reading Signs of Eventual Destruction

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. What happens when institutions stop employing people they need to do the work?
This post will be here while you wait. More...

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The Return of Hope: Thinking About a Future of Higher Ed as a Public Good

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. I'd lost hope, but it's back. Uh-oh.
I have gone and done a foolish thing. More...

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An Opportunity for Better Assessment

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Assessment pros are frustrated by our lousy tools. Me too. Some thoughts on what we can do differently. More...

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Are Today’s College Students More Psychologically Fragile Than in the Past?

By Steven Mintz. We frequently hear that today’s students suffer from record rates of anxiety, depression, and stress, that they are emotionally immature, and less resilient than their predecessors. More...

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Grounding Deep Change

It’s May in my adoptive home state of Michigan and I am ready for some outdoor adventures! Typically, the average high in May is 70 in Michigan compared to 87 in my native Texas, which means it’s great camping weather. My favorite spot is around Petoskey which is on the shores of Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan, in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan. More...

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