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Joe & Nina.  Telecollaboration for Professional Purposes: Towards Developing a Formal Register in the Foreign Language Classroom

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The Dissertation Can No Longer Be Defended - Graduate Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Dissertation Can No Longer Be Defended - Graduate Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Things to Explore | Scoop.it
Sentiment is growing to move beyond the traditional, book-length monograph to something that might actually help graduate students in their careers.
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Welcome // | Bamboo DiRT

Welcome // | Bamboo DiRT | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

Bamboo DiRT is a tool, service, and collection registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. Developed by Project Bamboo, Bamboo DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software.

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Attendee Challenge | The Power of Openness

Attendee Challenge | The Power of Openness | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

Get started earning badges! Share your reactions to this symposium and begin your journey as an Open Foreign Language Educator.

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Some Say It's Time to Put a Warning Label on Graduate School - Graduate Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Some Say It's Time to Put a Warning Label on Graduate School - Graduate Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Things to Explore | Scoop.it
As student debt rises and job prospects dim, talk at the meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools often turned to what students need to know upfront.
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'Social Reading' Projects Bring Commentary Into the Text - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

'Social Reading' Projects Bring Commentary Into the Text - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Things to Explore | Scoop.it
A professor of media and culture at New York University designs an online version of "Utopia" that anyone can annotate.
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Episode 101: Giving Everyone at College a 'Domain of One's Own' - Tech Therapy - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Episode 101: Giving Everyone at College a 'Domain of One's Own' - Tech Therapy - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

Jim Groom, director of teaching and learning technologies at the University of Mary Washington, describes the university’s new effort to offer every student and professor an online domain name to use as a lifelong Web presence. And he explains why the plan teaches an important lesson in digital citizenship.

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Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Over UCLA's Streaming of Videos to Students - Legal - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Over UCLA's Streaming of Videos to Students - Legal - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Things to Explore | Scoop.it
The case involved the streaming of purchased video content to students over the campus intranet.
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FL Assessment

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The VAC is a series of web-based learning modules that provides teachers with background information, step-by-step guidance, and many practical resources on developing proficiency-based second language assessments for the classroom.

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publiTV.com - Los mejores anuncios de television

publiTV.com - Los mejores anuncios de television | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

Spanish language commercials searchable by topic

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LC Lab Internet TV Schedule

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Minnesota Gives Coursera the Boot, Citing a Decades-Old Law

Minnesota Gives Coursera the Boot, Citing a Decades-Old Law | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

Coursera offers free, online courses to people around the world, but if you live in Minnesota, company officials are urging you to log off or head for the border.  The state’s Office of Higher Education has informed the popular provider of massive open online courses, or MOOC’s, that Coursera is unwelcome in the state because it never got permission to operate there.

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91% of Teachers Have Computer Access [INFOGRAPHIC]

91% of Teachers Have Computer Access [INFOGRAPHIC] | Things to Explore | Scoop.it
Remember when film projectors and Power Point presentations were cutting-edge in the classroom? Innovation in schools is on the rise.
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2 Tracks for Faculty - College, Reinvented - The Chronicle of Higher Education

2 Tracks for Faculty - College, Reinvented - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Things to Explore | Scoop.it
Let most faculty members skip the Ph.D. and the tenure track, and concentrate on teaching.
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At MLA meeting, new Ph.D.s talk about landing jobs that they never expected | Inside Higher Ed

At MLA meeting, new Ph.D.s talk about landing jobs that they never expected | Inside Higher Ed | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

It wouldn't be an annual meeting of the Modern Language Association without stressed-out job-seekers waiting for interviews, others depressed over the lack of interviews and plenty of stories of adjuncts who are overworked and underpaid. Complaints abound about the brass ring of the tenure track becoming increasingly elusive for many.

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Statistics One is designed to be a friendly introduction to very simple, very basic, fundamental concepts in statistics. This course is, quite literally, for everyone. If you think you can't learn statistics, this course is for you. If you had a statistics course before but feel like you need a refresher, this course is for you. Statistics One also provides an introduction to the R programming language. All the examples and assignments will involve writing code in R and interpreting R output. R software is free! It is also an open source programming language. What this means is you can download R, take this course, and start programming in R after just a few lectures. Statistics may seem like a foreign language, and in many ways it is. The ultimate goal of Statistics One is to get people all over the world to speak this language. So consider this your first course in a new and exciting universal language!

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7 Things You Should Know About Badges | EDUCAUSE.edu

7 Things You Should Know About Badges | EDUCAUSE.edu | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

Badges are digital tokens that appear as icons or logos on a web page or other online venue. Awarded by institutions, organizations, groups, or individuals, badges signify accomplishments such as completion of a project, mastery of a skill, or marks of experience. Learners fulfill the issuer-specific criteria to earn the badge by attending classes, passing an exam or review, or completing other activities, and a grantor verifies that the specifications have been met and awards the badge. Numerous groups, organizations, community projects, and web entities currently issue badges, and they are gaining currency in higher education as well. Although many details remain for badges to be broadly accepted, they represent a different approach to credentials, one that places the focus on individual students and their learning accomplishments.

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What Is the Social in Social Media?

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The use of the word “social” in the context of information technology goes back to the very beginnings of cybernetics. It later pops up in the 1980s context of “groupware.” The recent materialist school of Friedrich Kittler and others dismissed the use of the word “social” as irrelevant fluff—what computers do is calculate, they do not interfere in human relations. Holistic hippies, on the other hand, have ignored this cynical machine knowledge and have advanced a positive, humanistic view that emphasizes computers as tools for personal liberation. This individualistic emphasis on interface design, usability, and so on was initially matched with an interest in the community aspect of computer networking. Before the “dot-com” venture capitalist takeover of the field in the second half of the 1990s, progressive computing was primarily seen as a tool for collaboration among people.

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Digital Scholarship in the Liberal Arts Tradition

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For the past three years, the Center for Digital Learning + Research has run Digital Scholarship Institutes. Bringing together a small cohort of faculty from across the disciplines for a week-long intensive study of technology, these institutes emphasize not only learning new technical skills and programs but also a new outlook on technology in general – an experimental, do-it-yourself attitude.

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Commons In A Box

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Commons In A Box (CBOX) is a free software project aimed at turning the infrastructure that successfully powers the CUNY Academic Commons into a free, distributable, easy-to-install package. Commons In A Box is a project of the City University of New York and the Graduate Center, CUNY and is made possible by a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Is College Worth It?

A PowerPoint presentation by Bill Gates...
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Daily Kos: The Chronicles of Mitt: Nov 8, 2012

Daily Kos: The Chronicles of Mitt: Nov 8, 2012 | Things to Explore | Scoop.it
 

Hello, human diary. It is I again, Mitt Romney, your better.

It seems that the nation has once again failed me. My staff and I had a final meeting, during which I canceled all of their ...
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Flat World Knowledge to Drop Free Access to Textbooks

Flat World Knowledge to Drop Free Access to Textbooks | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

Sometimes free costs too much. As of January 1, 2013, Flat World Knowledge, which used to describe itself as the world’s largest publisher of free and open textbooks online, will no longer offer content at no charge.

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Facing Backlash, Minnesota Decides to Allow Free Online Courses After All - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Facing Backlash, Minnesota Decides to Allow Free Online Courses After All - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Things to Explore | Scoop.it
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San Jose State U. Says Replacing Live Lectures With Videos Increased Test Scores - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

San Jose State U. Says Replacing Live Lectures With Videos Increased Test Scores - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

In an effort to raise student performance in a difficult course, San Jose State University has turned to a “flipped classroom” format, requiring students to watch lecture videos produced by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and using class time for discussion. And initial data show the method is leading to higher test scores, university officials announced this week.

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At Conference, Leaders of ‘Traditional’ Online Learning Meet Upstart Free Providers

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A longtime online-learning pioneer sounded a note of frustration at a national cyberlearning conference here this week. The complaint was over the perception that MOOC’s, or massive open online courses, run by highly selective universities are the biggest drivers of innovation in online learning.

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