15 décembre 2013

Nobel laureate attacks ‘luxury journals’

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/magazine/graphics/logo.pngBy Paul Jump. Nobel laureate Randy Schekman has pledged to stop publishing in “luxury journals”, which he believes contribute to the “disfigurement” of science.
Professor Schekman, co-winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, writes in The Guardian that journals such as Cell, Nature and Science “accept papers that make waves because they explore sexy subjects or make challenging claims”.
Because of the high career rewards for publishing in such journals, scientists were influenced by their preferences, leading to “bubbles in fashionable fields where researchers can make the bold claims these journals want, while discouraging other important work, such as replication studies”. Read more...

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New Nobel laureate Randy Schekman hits out at academic publishers over their publication of only the 'flashiest' research

The IndependentBy Oliver Wright. For years scientists have vied to have their research published in the most renowned peer-reviewed journals – with acceptance a guarantee of prestige and a crucial factor in influencing future funding and academic support for their work. 
But now a Nobel Prize-winning biologist has accused some of the best known academic publishers of distorting the scientific process by promoting only the “flashiest” research in order to increase subscriptions. More...

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08 décembre 2013

WordFlow for Distraction-Free Editing

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy Amy Cavender. Writing — it’s one of the things we do a lot, and many of us here at ProfHacker are often on the lookout for new tools that can help us with the writing task. One of the most essential tools (other than some good ideas, of course!) for getting the writing task done is a good text editor. We’ve covered text editors before, of course, and have been particularly fond of plain-text editors, whose power Lincoln reminded us of last year. We also like being able to access our files from anywhere, so some of the editors we’ve looked at have been online: Jason introduced us to TextDrop, and George called our attention to Drive Notepad. More...

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The Rise of the Machines Edition

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy Erin E. Templeton. We at ProfHacker like books. Apparently so do many of you. The New York Times ran an article earlier this week about the “Allure of the print book.”  Esquire followed with “The Revenge of the Printed Book.” Newsweek, which ended print circulation last year in favor of pure digital circulation, has announced that it will resume hard copy in February 2014. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Amazon Prime Air this week that consumers may begin to receive their purchases via drone as early and June 2015. Not to be outdone, UPS announced that they too are working on entering the drone delivery marketThe New York Times reports that Google is also getting into the robot game. Slate claims that the drone-delievery idea is “hot air,” perhaps akin to those jetpacks we were promised in my youth . . .  In a separate article, Slate takes a rather different tack by claiming, “Birds will attack delivery drones.” More...

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17 novembre 2013

University Affairs wins three online publishing awards

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy Peggy Berkowitz. University Affairs was a major contender in the Canadian Online Publishing Awards, announced in Toronto Wednesday night. The magazine website won two gold medals, for best news coverage and best blog, and a silver medal for best website design. UA competed in the category for business-to-business, professional and scholarly publications. More...

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09 novembre 2013

Issue No.34 Design for Learning Spaces and Innovative Classrooms

http://openeducationeuropa.eu/sites/all/themes/elearning_theme/images/call_of_paper.jpgDuring the last couple of decades our perception of what constitutes a good learning environment has changed. Educational institutions are facing new challenges resulting from technologically driven changes in teaching and learning, globalization of higher education and changes in the economic climate. Efficient use of facilities is becoming increasingly important as the funding mechanisms of educational institutions are becoming more results oriented. The design of spaces to support the generation of knowledge by students themselves is an important yet neglected field.
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Tapio Koskinen Secretary General - EDII Secretariat
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04 novembre 2013

Access Copyright lawsuit against York is first test of fair-dealing guidelines

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy Rosanna Tamburri. The outcome of the case could have wide-reaching implications for Canada’s educational institutions. A lawsuit launched by Access Copyright against York University will serve as the first legal test of new fair-dealing guidelines adopted by many universities, colleges and schools. The outcome of the case could have wide-reaching implications for Canada’s educational institutions as well as the copyright collective. More...

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Amazon's Whispersync, Reading and Higher Ed

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. The real question is what you think about the relationship between consumer technology and higher ed?
Is higher ed competing with Amazon, Google, Facebook, etc. etc.?
What does that question even mean? What exactly are we competing for? Attention? Relevancy? Eyeballs? Dollars? 
This is the framework that we should take into thinking about what Amazon’s Whispersync technology means for higher ed. Read more...

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A Confession of Faith in Books

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. I am a book person. I read a lot of them. I own a lot of them, and give a lot of them away  I really like being in the stacks of my library, even though sometimes what I’m doing there is deciding which books shouldn't be there. I am a book person who is dismayed that it’s getting harder to share scholarship through the medium of books. It’s not that we aren’t publishing enough books, it’s that we still – stupidly – demand books as a token of productivity exchangeable for the chance at a regular living wage even as the traditional infrastructure for making books public is crumbling. Read more...

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31 octobre 2013

Une nouvelle revue sur l’analyse de pratiques professionnelles


http://www.aquitaine-cap-metiers.fr/capmetiers-theme/images/color_schemes/normal/cap-metiers-logo.pngCréée par des universitaires, psychologues du travail et experts de la formation professionnelle, la Revue de l'Analyse de Pratiques Professionnelles veut « apporter à des publics intéressés par l’analyse de pratiques professionnelles des outils théoriques et méthodologiques en ayant une vision multi-référentielle et en développant la dynamique de formation à l’analyse de pratiques professionnelles ».
Cette revue trimestrielle est disponible en version électronique et gratuite. Le premier numéro, sorti en septembre 2013 est disponible en version intégrale sur

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