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  1. Will You Pay $6 A Month to Watch Star Trek: Discovery?

    Blog: Technology and LearningNowhere is the love of Star Trek more fervent than in those who work at the intersection of technology and learning. In edtech, we are on a mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no one has gone before. That is why our learning technology community is so primed for Star Trek: Discovery.   The question is, will our higher ed community - will you - pay $6 a month to CBS All Access…
  2. I Miss Teaching

    Blog: Just VisitingFollow @biblioracle !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); I am not teaching this semester. I miss it. The recent absence from the blog was because I purposefully scheduled a vacation to coincide with the start of school in order to tamp down my anxiety over not being in…
  3. Labour Party in New Zealand joins global push on the left against tuition

    On Aug. 1, New Zealand Labour Party leader Andrew Little resigned after his party hit a catastrophic low of 24 percent support in an opinion poll ahead of the Sept. 23 election. He handed control over to his deputy, Jacinda Ardern, then age 36. A sharp, informal communicator described by some as a “rock-star politician” in the vein of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ardern has since won Labour a surge of support, predictably termed…
  4. Friday Fragments

    Blog: Confessions of a Community College DeanSomeone on Twitter asked this week about the usefulness of Twitter among students in a large lecture class. I was intrigued. We don’t have large lecture classes; we top out at 35, and even that is rare. There’s nothing here comparable to the 300 student intro lectures at Rutgers.  (That strikes me as a selling point for community colleges, but that’s another post.) All of which is to say, I’ve never seen it…
  5. Sacrifices on the Altar of "Correctness"

    Blog: Just Visiting  Follow @biblioracle !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");     Quill.org, a nascent educational technology moving into American classrooms, is described by Ben Schiller of Fast Company this way: “[Student] responses are logged by computers and…
  6. Guest Post: After Harvey, by Lee Matalone

    Blog: The Education of Oronte ChurmThere is something inherently warm about a Polaroid photo. Maybe it’s the saturation of color in the print, the vividness of a moment we can hold in a square in our hands. Maybe it’s the camera’s non-critical eye, which can make even the most unphotogenic of us look like part-time models. Or maybe its warmth lies in its impermanence, the delicacy of the photograph invoking our sense of mortality in an age in which a photo can live…
  7. Aging Parents and Higher Ed Careers

    Blog: Technology and LearningMy kids have 6 grandparents.  This is an extraordinary embarrassment of riches when it comes grandmothers and grandfathers. Many grandparents are just one of the upsides of our modern methods of blended family formation coupled with longer lifespans. These grandparents - me and my wife’s parents - range in age from mid-sixties to mid-seventies.  Thankfully, all 6 of these amazing people are today relatively healthy. The reason that…
  8. Have Your Cake And Research It, Too

    Blog: GradHackerPatrick Bigsby is an alumnus, former employee, and lifelong wrestling fan of the University of Iowa. Sometimes, he tweets.     Several months ago, I wrote a sentimental GradHacker post about appreciating grad school while you can, lest you regret not doing so later, after graduating. One astute reader wrote in the comments about the aspects of graduate school she missed most. She described grad school as “a community that you don’t…
  9. An Update from the Far-Away Reference Desk

    Blog: Library Babel FishThrough a strange twist of fate, I got connected to a volunteer teacher who was trying to piece together resources to teach incarcerated women at the Indiana Women's Prison. There's no funding for college courses in Indiana prisons apart from a handful of vocational training programs, so everything is done on a wing and a prayer. One teacher in the program described how affirming it was to bring liberal arts instruction into a place where it mattered. Alex…
  10. Professors ‘Stand Up and Speak Out’

    Dozens of faculty members are this week reading a statement to their classes as part of an effort to push back against the Trump administration and the websites that regularly attack professors who speak out on issues of race in the United States. The statement, "Stand Up and Speak Out," reads in part, "Through his public statements, personal behavior and choice of public policy initiatives, President Trump has encouraged racially bigoted, class-exploitative, misogynistic, xenophobic…
  11. Amplify Your Voice and Make an Impact!

    Blog: University of VenusMessage to the incoming class at Wheelock College in Boston. (note: Lady Gaga played at Fenway Park during move-in/orientation weekend and our VP for Student Success and Engagement suggested that she might have been on campus)   To the Members of the Class of 2021, When I was with you at Saturday’s orientation, I must admit, I really thought that Lady Gaga was in the house. How many of you were secretly hoping that she was going to pop…
  12. Professors 'Stand Up and Speak Out'

    Dozens of faculty members are this week reading a statement to their classes as part of an effort to push back against the Trump administration and the websites that regularly attack professors who speak out on issues of race in the United States. The statement, "Stand Up and Speak Out," reads in part: "Through his public statements, personal behavior, and choice of public policy initiatives, President Trump has encouraged racially-bigoted, class-exploitative, misogynistic, xenophobic,…
  13. A Deal (or Maybe Not) on Keeping DACA

    Democratic leaders on Wednesday night announced that they had reached a deal with President Trump to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, through which about 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children have gained the right to work and temporary protection against the risk of deportation, The New York Times reported. But Republicans lashed out at the deal and the White House appeared to distance itself from the idea later in the…