29 janvier 2020

More Trustees Fear for the Future

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. More than 40 percent of trustees are now very concerned about the future of higher education, up 14 points from last year, according to a survey. More...

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An Intelligent Argument on Race?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Scholar makes argument in favor of race-based research into intelligence, but experts in that subfield say it's an unnecessary plea that doesn't square with scientific realities. More...

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Seeking a Culture Shift in Graduate Education

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. MLA members discuss professors' ethical responsibilities for training graduate students, as some propose shifts in admissions practices. More...

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28 janvier 2020

10 Ways to Make Sure Your Writing Happens

HomeAcross a growing body of faculty productivity scholarship, researchers tend to prescribe one of two avenues for writing success. More...

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Improved Grading Makes Classrooms More Equitable

HomeWhile faculty members believe that their practices are fair and objective, a closer look reveals that they are anything but, argues Joe Feldman. More...

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2019 Was a Pivotal Year for the Degree

HomeThe traditional university credential faces growing competition and criticism, but postsecondary institutions around the world are responding with new designs and delivery models, Jeff Maggioncalda writes. More...

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Truth in Advertising

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Truth in Advertising
I've seen this about three times today, including once in my own comments and now here as well, an argument of the form "the theory that X may be wrong but it's still useful." That's like saying "this map may have the roads all wrong but we can still follow it" or "this restaurant is dangerously unsanitary but we can still eat at it." People should stop arguing like this. (Oh, and another theme that has come up several times recently (here, for example, is that of consultants giving presentations containing questionable or false information). Audiences need to demand more. Don't just keep repeating the same thing - if somebody rebuts it, you should take that seriously, as if it really was refuted or something. More...

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This I Believe...

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. This I Believe...
The format is a bit out there, but it's an interesting series of reflections, each supported with a link to further reading. Some of the 'beliefs' make sense to me, such as "...we are the living curriculum. We teach who we are." Others really only go half way, such as "...the transformation should embrace an expanded definition of learning and knowledge" (shouldn't be 'expanded', should be 'different'. And others are just mouthing empty hackneyed phrases, such as "...although technology can serve a role in this transformation; it is secondary." More...

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Brains Are Weird

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Brains Are Weird
I've covered this illusion before. You can learn to see the dancer spin both ways - it has to do with where you focus your attention. It has nothing to do with being right-brained or left-brained, so far as I know. I wonder where these fictions get started. More...

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Fair Use Confusion Threatens Media Literacy

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Fair Use Confusion Threatens Media Literacy
The doctrine of 'fair use' ('fair dealing' in Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Singapore) allows teachers to make substantial use of copyrighted materials. But according to a report, most teachers misunderstand fair use and interpret it much more narrowly than the courts require, which means they miss out on using many resources available for student. This, of course, is exactly what publishers want and why they have been front-and-center seeding misinformation aout fair use. More...

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