26 juin 2018

Universitas 21 Global - World-Class E-University Opens for Student Registration

Universitas 21 Global - World-Class E-University Opens for Student Registration
It has been a long time coming, but Universitas 21 Global has finally opened its doors to its first student registratrions. For those of you who may have forgotten, Universitas 21 Global is a joint venture between Thomson Learning and a consortium of 16 universities. More...

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Read Before You Cite!

Read Before You Cite!
This is pretty funny. From the abstract: "We report a method of estimating what percentage of people who cited a paper had actually read it. The method is based on a stochastic modeling of the citation process that explains empirical studies of misprint distributions in citations. More...

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Have We Lost the 'Public' in Higher Education?

Have We Lost the 'Public' in Higher Education?
I think there is merit to this argument. In the last decade or so, argues the author, colleges and universities have been increasingly seen as vehicles through which students could obtain economic advantage. More...

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The Truth of Weblogs

The Truth of Weblogs
Short article that makes an interesting point. Before weblogs, we had two choices: objective reporting, conducted by independent professionals, or subjective opinion, conducted by partisans or advocates. More...

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Student Publishing & Privacy, Take ... Oh Whatever

Student Publishing & Privacy, Take ... Oh Whatever
A nice discussion of privacy and student publishing has been bouncing back and forth for the last week or so. This page lists the major contributions to the discussion - click on the links from the bottom up. More...

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Groups Cry Foul Over Malware Course

Groups Cry Foul Over Malware Course
While it is true that the world does not need more 'malware' - malicious computer programs such as virii and worms - the world does need this course in how to write them, despite the protestations of critics described in this article. More...

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Who Will Pay For Software?

Who Will Pay For Software?
Dave Winer writes a two part piece bemoaning the fact that people do not want to pay for software. (Part Two) The short items are worth reading, but ask yourself this: does everything have to be based on a user-pay model? Winer asks, "Could you run a car in the Indy 500 with no money?" Well no. More...

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How Academics Want to Protect Their Open-Access Research Papers

How Academics Want to Protect Their Open-Access Research Papers
Academics, it transpires, are mostly willing to share their work freely. They do not want people to turn around and sell it, however, and they would like to be attributed as the author. More...

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The Impact of Copyright Ownership on Academic Author Self-Archiving

The Impact of Copyright Ownership on Academic Author Self-Archiving
This is the first of three 'must read' papers based on a survey of academics regarding copyright and self-publishing (the next two are immediately below). This first paper looks at the relation between authors and publishers. More...

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Computer Eliminates Teachers

Computer Eliminates Teachers
It's the headline long feared in the teaching sector. Essentially, a small private school placed 11 students in a classroom with computers, effectively saving the wages of one teacher. More...

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