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Technology and the College Generation

Technology and the College Generation | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Regarded as too slow, e-mail is barely a second thought for college students, who prefer texting. But that sets them up for trouble with their professors.
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A message to the research community: Journal prices, discounts and access | Elsevier

A message to the research community: Journal prices, discounts and access | Elsevier | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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Journal editorial board quits over open access principle

Journal editorial board quits over open access principle | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
The entire editorial board of a US academic journal has resigned in protest over restrictions that would require scholars to wait up to 18 months before making their published research more widely available…...
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How sociologists (and other social scientists) can use Pinterest

How sociologists (and other social scientists) can use Pinterest | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
I have recently discovered Pinterest, a social media platform which has recently become very popular. The concept of Pinterest is overwhelmingly visual and draws upon the idea of older techniques o...
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Social media for academia: some things I have learnt

Social media for academia: some things I have learnt | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
2012 was the year of my big experiment: trying out various forms of social media for academic purposes. I was in many ways a social media novice when I began, as I had only really dabbled in Facebo...
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The 'avalanche of change' in higher education must be contextualised in terms of the government's broader neoliberal policies

The 'avalanche of change' in higher education must be contextualised in terms of the government's broader neoliberal policies | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
A recent report from the Institute for Public Policy Research has made headlines calling for urgent transformation of British universities if they are to survive sweeping technological change. From...
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Universities Try MOOCs in Bid to Lure Successful Students to Online Programs - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Universities Try MOOCs in Bid to Lure Successful Students to Online Programs - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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MOOCmania | DMLcentral

MOOCmania | DMLcentral | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
MOOCs, it seems, are driving us to distraction. The objects of so much current investment, fiscal and psychological, if MOOCs (massive open online courses) haven’t reached you yet, they are just a click away, coming to a screen near you soon.
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Times Higher Education - Finch access plan unlikely to fly across the Atlantic

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Elsevier editorial system hacked, reviews faked, 11 retractions follow

Elsevier editorial system hacked, reviews faked, 11 retractions follow | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
For several months now, we’ve been reporting on variations on a theme: Authors submitting fake email addresses for potential peer reviewers, to ensure positive reviews. In August, for example...
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MOOCs, Big Data, and the Open Web - Publishing @ SFU

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MOOCs operate on the basis of an outdated, industrial model of education and learning. They help big companies gathering data and making money but are not effective teaching tools

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danah boyd | apophenia » why I’m quitting Mendeley (and why my employer has nothing to do with it)

danah boyd | apophenia » why I’m quitting Mendeley (and why my employer has nothing to do with it) | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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The Empire acquires the rebel alliance: Mendeley users revolt against Elsevier takeover

The Empire acquires the rebel alliance: Mendeley users revolt against Elsevier takeover | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Mendeley, an open collaboration platform for scientific research, has promised that it won’t become less open after being acquired by journal publisher Elsevier, but some prominent users aren’t waiting around.
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Digital sociology part 2: professional digital practice

In my previous post (‘Digital sociology part 1: what is it?’) I explained the concept of digital sociology and presented four aspects I considered integral to this sub-discipline: professional digi...
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It's MOOAs, Not MOOCs, That Will Transform Higher Education - The Conversation - The Chronicle of Higher Education

It's MOOAs, Not MOOCs, That Will Transform Higher Education - The Conversation - The Chronicle of Higher Education | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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Moocs: Harvard für alle Welt -

In den USA nutzt bereits jeder dritte Student Onlinekurse. Auf lange Sicht ist das eine harte Konkurrenz für Unis. Harvard und Co. kommen deshalb mit eigenen Plattformen.
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Online Courses Could Widen Achievement Gaps Among Students - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Online Courses Could Widen Achievement Gaps Among Students - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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Venture Capital's Massive, Terrible Idea For The Future Of College

Venture Capital's Massive, Terrible Idea For The Future Of College | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Can you go to college on your computer? Some say yes, and others respond with a resounding no. But one thing is for sure: there is a boatload of public money to
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John Holmwood | University of Nottingham - Academia.edu

John Holmwood | University of Nottingham - Academia.edu | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
John Holmwood joined the School of Sociology and Social Policy as Professor in Sociology in October 2009 from the University of Birmingham, where he was Professor of Sociology and Head of Department.
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#GoOpenAccess for the Ethnography Matters Community

#GoOpenAccess for the Ethnography Matters Community | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
In light of the tragic death of Aaron Swartz and the scrutiny it has placed on JSTOR in particular, the economics of research publications, and the ethics of keeping research publications behind pa...
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Massive Open Online Courses Prove Popular, if Not Lucrative Yet

Massive Open Online Courses Prove Popular, if Not Lucrative Yet | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
New companies are partnering with universities to offer online courses, in an effort that could define the future of higher education — if anyone can figure out how to make money.
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cafel23mooc's curator insight, March 9, 2013 12:27 PM

Au delà de la notion de rentabilité des plateformes stricto sensus, d'autres notions rentrent en ligne de compte, comme l'image de marque des universités, la captation du marché de l'éducation...

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UK universities in online launch

UK universities in online launch | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
A partnership of UK universities is launching an online project offering access to higher education courses via computers, mobiles or tablets.
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