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Archive for October, 2012

ProfHacker: “Digital Writing Month (affectionately known as DigiWriMo) is a unique challenge. This MOOCish, course-like thing asks participants to write 50,000 words during the 30 days of November.”

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Wired Campus: “A proposal to phase out incentive pay for teaching online courses has become a sticking point in contract negotiations between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the system’s faculty union.”

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Wired Campus: “A low cellphone battery is a source of anxiety for many college students these days, sending them searching dining halls or libraries for a place to recharge. To reduce panicked questions about where to find the nearest power outlet, universities are purchasing charging stations like those already common in airports.”

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ReadWrite: “The university system remains, despite all the cutbacks, the envy of the world. And our public education system, for all its faults, continues to turn out high quality graduates.  But we are in the midst of a revolution in education.”

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ReadWrite: “Nobody doubts that the classroom of the future will look very different than it does today. It will, at the very least, involve fewer dead trees and be much more tapped into that globe-spanning network of knowledge we call the Internet. Learning will also be even more geographically distributed than it is today. And it’s increasingly looking like tablet computers will be at the heart of the whole experience. Like it or not, Apple is leading the charge. “

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Making Big Data Actionable in Class

Campus Technology: “While most higher ed institutions are familiar with the relentless stream of information known as big data, the means of actually using that information to improve teaching and learning is still somewhat of a mystery.”

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ReadWrite: “Apple did something Tuesday it has not been able to pull off for a couple of years: It surprised the smack out of us.”

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