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  1. 3 Changes Since Our Daughters Went Off to College

    Blog: Technology and LearningIf all goes well, my wife and I will be attending college graduations in 2020 and then again in 2021.  We are the proud parents of second-year and first-year college-going daughters.  Our nest is as empty as our tuition bills are high. You might think that working in higher education would give one some special insight into being a higher ed parent.  You’d be wrong.  We are just as clueless as everyone else. If my girls ask…
  2. Cambridge University - Crushing It on Social Media

    Blog: Student Affairs and TechnologyAt 10:17AM on November 9, 2016, Cambridge University tweeted out a single emoji. The "neutral face" emoji was anything but neutral on the morning after the most-recent US presidential election. With more than 3,000 retweets and around the same amount of likes, this tweet was gutsy. I've been a fan of Cambridge's social media activity for quite some time, but that single emoji tweet was simply brilliant. Not only does Cambridge University have an…
  3. Teaching Without Learning: The Limits of Checklists

    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"); In The Checklist Manifesto, Harvard surgeon and New Yorker contributor Atul Gawande shows the device’s power to reduce surgical complications by making sure sound protocols are followed. Gawande sees…
  4. Outrage and Circuses

    Blog: Library Babel FishI’ve been trying to scale Mount To Be Read on my bedside table to balance my diet of breaking news, most of it catastrophic and dramatic. (A tip for those who face a similar struggle: I deleted Twitter from my phone, and it’s astonishing how much time that has added for reading longer form texts – and how much it has helped me relax at night.) Today I realized how much the two books I most recently finished have helped me make sense of the…
  5. Ohio State, Apple Start Push in Digital Learning

    Ohio State University and Apple on Wednesday announced a collaboration that will start a digital learning effort at the university that Apple and university officials said may represent the company's most ambitious program in higher education. The university plans to start a series of efforts to promote student success, using tools from Apple. Starting in autumn 2018, new first-year students (at Columbus and regional campuses) will receive an iPad Pro with tools including Apple Pencil and…