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Social network launches bid to get academics chattering about papers online : Nature News & Comment

Social network launches bid to get academics chattering about papers online : Nature News & Comment | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Richard Price, the chief executive officer of academia.edu, explains his plans to shake up online peer-feedback.
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Lecturing and daydreaming: what happens when students have no decisions to make?

Lecturing and daydreaming: what happens when students have no decisions to make? | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
A few months ago, I spent several days at a conference on a topic that holds great intrinsic interest for me. I signed up for the conference, eagerly anticipating meeting new people and being chall...
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A Liberal Education Is Now More Useful Than Job-specific Skills

A Liberal Education Is Now More Useful Than Job-specific Skills | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Economist John Kay explains why the digital age values a liberal arts education more highly than job-specific skills.
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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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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, PhD'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?