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Academic Job Hunts From Hell: The Fake Search

Academic Job Hunts From Hell: The Fake Search | Beyond University Learning | Scoop.it
How do you recognize when the favored candidate in a search has been predetermined?
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How PowerPoint is killing critical thought | Andrew Smith

How PowerPoint is killing critical thought | Andrew Smith | Beyond University Learning | Scoop.it
Bored students is the least of it – the bullet point-ization of information is making us stupid and irresponsible
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Is college worth it? A huge new federal database reveals the answer depends on the college

At one-quarter of US colleges, most students make less than the typical high school graduate 10 years after they enroll.
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Tug of war won't topple universities, says Oxford professor

Tug of war won't topple universities, says Oxford professor | Beyond University Learning | Scoop.it
We're being pulled in opposite directions, but our institutions are resilient, expert on higher education to tell Guardian University Forum
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Web Design, Business, Technology Classes and Immersives

Web Design, Business, Technology Classes and Immersives | Beyond University Learning | Scoop.it
General Assembly hosts business, design, and technology courses, classes, and workshops.
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The nerd's guide to learning everything online

The nerd's guide to learning everything online | Beyond University Learning | Scoop.it
Some of us learn best in the classroom, and some of us ... well, we don't. But we still love to learn, to find out new things about the world and challenge our minds. We just need to find the right place to do it, and the right community to learn with. In this charming talk, author John Green shares the world of learning he found in online video.
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Link by Link - Now Professors Get Their Star Rankings, Too - NYTimes.com

Link by Link - Now Professors Get Their Star Rankings, Too - NYTimes.com | Beyond University Learning | Scoop.it
Social Science Research Network offers nearly 150,000 full-text documents for downloading and allows academics to see how popular their writings are online.
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Imperial College professor Stefan Grimm ‘was given grant income target’

Imperial College professor Stefan Grimm ‘was given grant income target’ | Beyond University Learning | Scoop.it
Emails with manager reveal details of review placed on academic found dead in September
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Imperial College London to ‘review procedures’ after death of academic

Imperial College London to ‘review procedures’ after death of academic | Beyond University Learning | Scoop.it
Colleagues say failed grant applications had made Stefan Grimm fear for his job
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Statistics on universities' employability rates mean little. What

Statistics on universities' employability rates mean little. What | Beyond University Learning | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago I was invited to the University of East London (UEL) to give a talk to the students about the new wave of activist movements – UK Uncut and student protests – that had burst out around the country.
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Twenty-four hour social media 'link to teenage anxiety' - BBC News

Twenty-four hour social media 'link to teenage anxiety' - BBC News | Beyond University Learning | Scoop.it
Researchers say teenagers are getting more anxious and depressed because of the 24-hour demands of social media.
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Academics are being hoodwinked into writing books nobody can buy

Academics are being hoodwinked into writing books nobody can buy | Beyond University Learning | Scoop.it
An editor called me up to ask me if I’d like to write a book. I smelled a rat, but I played along…
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Now That We Have Transformed Our Institutions to Compete with the University of Phoenix, It’s on Life Support

Now That We Have Transformed Our Institutions to Compete with the University of Phoenix, It’s on Life Support | Beyond University Learning | Scoop.it
In late March, I wrote a post titled “The Meaning of the Failure of the Online For-Profit Universities” It was a response to CNN’s hour-by-hour graphing of a dramatic one-day decline in the stock p...
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Poorest graduates 'will owe £53,000' after grants cut - BBC News

Poorest graduates 'will owe £53,000' after grants cut - BBC News | Beyond University Learning | Scoop.it
Institute for Fiscal Studies analysis of changes to student finance forecasts higher debts for poorer student, but savings for the government.
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String theory: the physics student who lived in a tent to save on rent

String theory: the physics student who lived in a tent to save on rent | Beyond University Learning | Scoop.it
Montrealer Evan Eames camped in a Stockport back garden for 10 months while earning his master’s degree in astrophysics
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Struggle for top research grades fuels bullying among university staff

Struggle for top research grades fuels bullying among university staff | Beyond University Learning | Scoop.it
More than half of university staff say recent policy changes have caused an increase in bullying – and that institutions aren’t doing enough to tackle the issue
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Want to be taken seriously as scholar in the humanities? Publish a monograph

Want to be taken seriously as scholar in the humanities? Publish a monograph | Beyond University Learning | Scoop.it
A survey shows the monograph is still central for shaping and sharing scholarship in the humanities. Let’s now make them open access
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LiveLeak.com - Warwick students in free education protest sit-in get dragged and CS sprayed. Taser drawn

The protest group, Warwick For Free Education, said it staged a
peaceful sit-in at Warwick’s Senate House in protest at rising tuition
fees and high wages for university management.
However, a
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Private schools know how to game elite universities – state-educated kids don’t have this privilege

Private schools know how to game elite universities – state-educated kids don’t have this privilege | Beyond University Learning | Scoop.it
Paul Mason: The system fails bright pupils from ordinary backgrounds. And here’s how we all lose ...
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