20 avril 2018

University Press of New England Will Shut Down

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The press was founded in 1970 as a consortium and once was supported by 10 colleges and universities. But for the last two years, the consortium has fallen in size to two: Brandeis University and Dartmouth College. More...

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Compilation on New Models for Educational Materials

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Inside Higher Ed is pleased to release today our latest print-on-demand compilation, "New Models for Educational Materials." You may download a copy free, here. More...

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How Colleges Are Tackling Affordability

HomeBy Doug Lederman. “How Colleges Are Tackling Affordability” is Inside Higher Ed's new on-demand compilation of articles. You may download a copy free, here. More...

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17 avril 2018

How babies learn – and why robots can’t compete

How babies learn – and why robots can’t compete
Alex Beard, The Guardian, 2018/04/04
This article blends to major streams of thought: the first, as suggested in the title, describing how children actually learn (hint: it's not the encoding of content knowledge; that's how robots learn, not people), and the second, relating this to failed attempts to 'school' children from lower socio-economic backgrounds by cramming them and force-feeding them. More...

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Amazon Peer Review: Coming To A Preprint Near You

Amazon Peer Review: Coming To A Preprint Near You
Phil Davis, The Scholarly Kitchen, 2018/04/02
That sound you heard was academic journals everywhere going "uh, oh". They don't need to worry just yet, it's just an April Fools joke. More...

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15 avril 2018

Sélection de publications (DOCINFO n° 121)

Rapport 2018 sur la «Situation professionnelle des Docteurs en Sciences dans la Fonction Publique Hospitalière» - Pour la reconnaissance du Doctorat et de nos métiers. Syndicat national des scientifiques hospitaliers (SNSH) CFE-CGC services publics, mars 2018
L’hôpital public est en constante évolution et voit apparaître, depuis une vingtaine d’années, de nouveaux métiers répondant à de nouveaux besoins n’entrant pas dans le champ des fonctions et des missions des personnels titulaires de la Fonction Publique Hospitalière. Plus...

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11 avril 2018

On the Road Again...

On the Road Again...
Today's newsletter is very early and comes to you from my living room in Moncton. Tomorrow's will be quite late (and possibly quite short) and will come to you from a hotel room in Edmonton. More...

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Elsevier's Vanishing Act

Elsevier's Vanishing Act
Who made Elsevier the arbiter of history and law? That's what appears to be happening as the publisher is quietly removing articles from its database: no notice, no explanation, no appeal. It used to be, if Elsevier found an article plagiarized a previous source, say, a noticewould be published and, if you didn't believe them, you could check for yourself. No more. More...

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10 avril 2018

Connect vol 11 no 1 now available

The need for secure work heads the up the ACTU Change the Rules campaign. The ACTU Secretary has focused upon conversion of casuals doing ongoing work. In higher education we unhappily have the textbook example. Academic jobs used to be secure, career focussed positions, but now most higher education academics are casual staff working for just a few paid hours in a teaching session. More...

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09 avril 2018

Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problems are nothing compared to what’s coming for all of online publishing

Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problems are nothing compared to what’s coming for all of online publishing
Doc Searls, Doc Searls Weblog, 2018/03/26
Two things are true. First: " Facebook makes money, in other words, by profiling us and then selling our attention to advertisers, political actors and others. These are Facebook’s true customers, whom it works hard to please." And second, "the same is true for the Times, along with every other publication that lives off adtech: tracking-based advertising." He then backs up this assertion with a detailed description of the tracking tools employed by news websites. More...

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