Are we old fuddy-duddies when we ask (demand) students to put away their cell phones in the classroom or clinical areas? Students tell me this is just the way it is now, but I disagree. I teach courses in health sciences.
While experts like Gary Stager, founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge Summer Institute, recommend that computers be used to add “deep and meaningful experiences” to teachers’ lessons, much of what the 91percent of teachers with access to computers are doing may be just the opposite.
"When campus president Wallace Loh walked into Juan Uriagereka's office last August, he got right to the point. “We need courses for this thing — yesterday!” Uriagereka, associate provost for faculty affairs at the University of Maryland in College Park, knew exactly what his boss meant. Campus administrators around the world had been buzzing for months about massive open online courses, or MOOCs: Internet-based teaching programmes designed to handle thousands of students simultaneously, in part using the tactics of social-networking websites."
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For those of you who haven't heard of the new(ish) startup Citelighter, take note: it's a pretty awesome tool. I've been playing around with it and chatted with founders of the company last week and am thoroughly impressed.
The Guardian (blog) Early career research: the power of 'no' The Guardian (blog) Whether it is new collaborations, helping colleagues with statistical analyses and data visualisation, reviewing obscure multidisciplinary manuscripts, or chasing down...
Moocs offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a truly European university, says Alex Katsomitros – and might be the only means of survival for smaller universities (MOOCs have taken off in the US--does Europe need its own program or...
“Grandpa’s heart exploded, but he’s fine now,” one student reported the morning after missing a scheduled exam.
Grandpa’s heart exploded, but he’s fine now,” one student reported the morning after missing a scheduled exam. “I caught dyslexia from another student last semester,” responded another when his teacher asked him about all the spelling mistakes in his paper. And then there was the pet rabbit that swallowed a needle on the day of the big group presentation. Excuses like these are so preposterous that they can’t help but make us laugh, but dealing with them is no laughing matter.
Briefing Paper: "Creative Commons licences (also referred to as CC licences) can facilitate the copying, reuse, distribution, and in some cases, the modification of the original owner’s creative work without needing to get permission each time from the rights holder ...
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