08 février 2015

3 Bad Enterprise IT Arguments

By Joshua Kim. Time for today’s academic IT thought experiment. Imagine that you are starting your university from scratch. You are a university startup. You are in charge of all the technology for your university startup. Read more...

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DOCS not MOOCs

By Joshua Kim. DOCS: Digital Open Courses at Scale.
MOOC: Massive Open Online Course.
This effort is going to fail. The term MOOC is probably too entrenched to change now. But I’m going to give it a try. Read more...

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5 Myths About Open Online Courses at Scale

By Joshua Kim. This week at Dartmouth we are launching our first open online edX (DartmouthX) course, Introduction to Environmental Science.  Everyone I know in higher education seems to have a set of strong opinions about open online education at scale. What have we actually learned from participating in this movement? What are the biggest myths about open online courses at scale. Read more...

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Boost Your Efficiency with the 80/20 Rule

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Shira Lurie. The 80/20 rule is an economic principle that asserts 80% of outputs are the result of 20% of inputs. It is occasionally referred to as the Pareto Principle, named for an Italian economist who proposed that 80% of the country’s wealth was held by just 20% of the population (I like to think of him as the original Michael Moore). Read more...

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Dealing with Inappropriate Emails From Students

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Natascha Chtena. About once a week I will open my inbox and be greeted by an email that will leave me at a loss for words. A few nights ago, for instance, one student emailed me at 10:30PM on a Sunday requesting—“urgently”—a meeting at 7:30 the next morning. She wanted to discuss an assignment that was due the day after and couldn’t make it any other time during the day. Read more...

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GradHacker Seeks Permanent Authors

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy GradHacker. GradHacker is seeking to add several new Permanent Authors to the roster! We’re looking for grad students from any discipline, ideally with experience writing for the web. Authors at GradHacker have two primary responsibilities. They provide at least one post per month and serve one month per academic year as copy editors. Authors are compensated in the form of Amazon gift cards at a rate of of $20 per post and $50 per month of copyediting. Read more...

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U.S. Spends $1.1 Trillion on College and Job Training

HomeColleges spent $407 billion in 2013 on formal education programs, while employers spent $177 billion, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. The report found that employers also spent $413 billion on informal, on-the-job training. That means the workforce side of the total $1.1 trillion in expenditures on training outpaced that of higher education. Read more...

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New 'Net Neutrality' Proposal Praised by Library Group

HomeThe American Library Association on Thursday praised the Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality proposal, a stark reversal from seven months ago, when the association and 10 other higher education groups teamed up to advocate against regulations they feared would allow companies to pay for access to an internet "fast lane." Read more...

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Inequity on Rise in Higher Education

HomeRising costs and lower government aid have made it more difficult for lower-income students to earn a college degree, according to a new report from the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education and the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (AHEAD) at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more...

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Questions on Obama Claim on Politicians Starting Colleges

HomePolitiFact, the fact-checking service of The Tampa Bay Times, is questioning President Obama's claim that politicians have started colleges. In a recent interview on YouTube, Obama answered a question about why young people should be interested in politics this way. Read more...

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