03 août 2018

FlatWorld announces enhanced textbook selection for 2018 – 2019 academic year

University Business Magazine logoFlatWorld, a publisher of the most affordable high-quality college textbooks, today announced its new textbook editions for the 2018 – 2019 academic year. FlatWorld’s catalog features more than 135 textbooks, the majority of which have been updated in the last two years. More...

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How 'The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs' Makes Academic Life Look Awesome

By Joshua Kim. Why reading about paleontology will make you want to go to grad school. More...

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How 'The Efficiency Paradox' Gets EdTech Right

By Joshua Kim. I read lots of nonfiction. Unless these books are about higher education, higher education is unlikely to be mentioned. The Efficiency Paradox is different. Higher education plays a starring role. More...

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02 août 2018

Textbook Trade-Offs

HomeBy Emma Whitford. Paying for books today may mean choosing between Intro to Microbiology and a flight home for Thanksgiving. More...

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‘The University We Need’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Author discusses his critique of higher education as too liberal -- and the idea of creating a new university with another perspective. More...

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The Mediated Mind in the Rearview Mirror

HomeScott McLemee examines Susan Zieger’s The Mediated Mind: Affect, Ephemera, and Consumerism in the Nineteenth Century, which helps put into clear view the impact of mass media culture on the way we live now. More...

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Book review: Open and Distance Non-formal Education in Developing Countries

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . This book benefits enormously from being written by a single author, rather than a series of articles by different writers. This provides the book with a coherent and consistent message. More...

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28 juillet 2018

3 Depressing Conclusions from Reading 'Energy and Civilization' and 'Energy: A Human History’

By Joshua Kim. 2 indispensable books on the past, present, and future of energy. More...

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26 juillet 2018

Living in the Uncanny Valley

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpgBy Barbara Fister. A review of James Bridle’s compelling new book, New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future. More...

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25 juillet 2018

Breaking Through the ‘Parchment Ceiling’

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. In his new book, the digital education veteran Peter Smith calls for an end to “knowledge discrimination” at our colleges and universities. More...

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