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How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus

How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
College students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education.
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The estate we’re in: how working class people became the ‘problem’ | Lisa McKenzie

The estate we’re in: how working class people became the ‘problem’ | Lisa McKenzie | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Lisa McKenzie: My study of St Ann’s in Nottingham where I lived for many years shows how pernicious the idea of the feckless poor has become. I will continue to fight against these stigmatising views
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When Do Citations Reflect "Impact?"

When Do Citations Reflect "Impact?" | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Citation practices vary between and within STM and HSS; they also vary by discipline and within disciplines. Though citation metrics presume evidence of “impact,” in fact a citation may represent a...
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Why a Harvard Professor Has Mixed Feelings When Students Take Jobs in Finance

Why a Harvard Professor Has Mixed Feelings When Students Take Jobs in Finance | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Graduates who accept jobs on Wall Street have the potential to do good and make money — if they use their talents to help solve social problems, instead of just transferring wealth.
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Why I Am Teaching a Course Called “Wasting Time on the Internet” - The New Yorker

Why I Am Teaching a Course Called “Wasting Time on the Internet” - The New Yorker | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
The vast amount of the Web’s language is perfect raw material for literature.
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The Quiet Movement That Could End Higher Education as We Know it - Businessweek

The Quiet Movement That Could End Higher Education as We Know it - Businessweek | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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For the sake of student-faculty interaction, professor bans student email @insidehighered

For the sake of student-faculty interaction, professor bans student email @insidehighered | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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Why most MOOCs are boring for nearly everybody involved.

Why most MOOCs are boring for nearly everybody involved. | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
"White-collar professionals, too, are subject to routinization and degradation, proceeding by the same logic that hit manual fabrication a hundred years ago: the cognitive elements of the job are a...
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 14, 2014 7:58 PM

Social interaction can make learning active and enjoyable. A key point in the article is that technology is used to eliminate a group of people who cost more and replace them with technicians who cost less. There are limits to that. For example, can we learn without teaching? We are close to making teaching into a technical activity, but is that good in the long run?

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Colleges Are Buying Stuff They Can’t Afford and Making Students Pay For It

Colleges Are Buying Stuff They Can’t Afford and Making Students Pay For It | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Colleges borrowing great sums from students are focusing on prettying and branding the campus to reflect the commodification of the “college experience,” a vicious cycle resulting in greater student debt.
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see also in relationship to recent developments in the UK where some universities apparently turn to the bond market to raise funds....

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LRB · Stefan Collini · Sold Out: The Costs of University Privatisation

LRB · Stefan Collini · Sold Out: The Costs of University Privatisation | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
It’s time for the criticism to stop. Whatever you think about the changes to higher education that have been made in recent years, in particular the decision in the autumn of 2010 largely to replace public funding of teaching with student fees,...
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Universities should educate – employers should train - The Globe and Mail

Universities should educate – employers should train - The Globe and Mail | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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Andrés Núñez Álvarez's curator insight, May 15, 2014 5:02 PM

Interesante análisis sobre el rol de la educación superior en la formación de las personas, versus al papel que juegan los empleadores en el desarrollo de una carrera profesional.

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The dangers of trusting robots

The dangers of trusting robots | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
As robots enter our home, we shouldn’t be too quick to trust them, argue Evan Selinger and Woodrow Hartzog.
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College is not a commodity. Stop treating it like one.

College is not a commodity. Stop treating it like one. | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
What truly makes an education valuable: the effort the student puts into it.
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The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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Top universities urged to solve access problem - BBC News

Top universities urged to solve access problem - BBC News | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Top English universities must use their research advantage to improve the chances of youngsters from poorer homes being offered places on degree courses.
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Yiannis Gabriel: The introduction of tuition fees and work intensification in UK universities

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Learning + Something = Something Brilliant (SSIR)

Entrepreneurs around the world are combining learning with play and hands-on techniques to improve education.
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LRB · Marina Warner · Diary: Why I Quit

LRB · Marina Warner · Diary: Why I Quit | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
The professor from the West Coast stepped out of the taxi and looked around, head tilted back and swivelling from one looming grey tower to another as she assessed the flint-studded concrete ramparts of the library.
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Ian Gonsher: Building the Conditions for Creativity in the Classroom | Connected Learning

Ian Gonsher: Building the Conditions for Creativity in the Classroom | Connected Learning | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
"There's a magic that manifests when you take an idea that you thought up and produce a physical object that represents the thing you had in your head," says Ian Gonsher, part of the faculty in the School of Engineering at Brown University.
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Education’s war on millennials: Why everyone is failing the “digital generation”

Education’s war on millennials: Why everyone is failing the “digital generation” | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Both reformers and traditionalists view technology as a way to control students — and they're getting it very wrong
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Eric Mazur on new interactive teaching techniques | Harvard Magazine Mar-Apr 2012

Eric Mazur on new interactive teaching techniques | Harvard Magazine Mar-Apr 2012 | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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The Politics of Citation -- guest post by Lisa Herzog - New APPS: Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science

The Politics of Citation -- guest post by Lisa Herzog - New APPS: Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
(This post is the result of a facebook debate started by Eric Schliesser) Given that what we are doing in philosophy might be footnotes to Plato all the way down, citation practices might not seem worth further discussion (that would be footnotes...
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