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Archive for February, 2012

Campus Technology: “The Center for Digital Education has released a new research paper, ‘Funding Lecture Capture in Higher Education.’”

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Wired Campus: “’A very blunt instrument’ is how Peter Binfield of the Public Library of Science describes the impact factor. It’s handy for librarians and others who make decisions about which journals to buy but not so dandy for evaluating specific papers and researchers.”

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Wired Campus: “When it comes to renting or buying textbooks, students can pick from several different services to help them find the best deals.”

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Live Blogging with Storify for iPad

ProfHacker: “Since Storify launched, it’s evolved as a browser-based tool for curating stories drawn from across social media. Ryan Cordell introduced the potential of the platform for telling stories while others explored its possibilities for use in the classroom, with Mark Sample noting its usefulness in managing the classroom backchannel and Ian Thomas sharing  his attempt at using Storify for a course essay assignment.”

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E-Portfolios: Are We There Yet?

Campus Technology: “For years, e-portfolios have been nurtured by a corps of true believers. As DIY education becomes a reality, their time may have come at last.”

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Encountering abstraction with clickers

Casting Out Nines: “It always seems like a bait-and-switch when I do a ‘clicker’ workshop, because although people come to learn about clickers, I don’t really have much to say about the technology itself.”

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ProfHacker: “For my courses, I use the multisite network feature built into WordPress 3. This means that all of my WordPress sites are unified under one administrative interface: I use one login and can navigate between my personal site, my course sites, and a project blog.”

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