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Technology: Its Potential Impact on the National Need to Improve Educational Outcomes and Control Costs | Ithaka S+R

Technology: Its Potential Impact on the National Need to Improve Educational Outcomes and Control Costs | Ithaka S+R | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Open Access definitions vary but authors must be reminded that giving up copyright is just folly.

Open Access definitions vary but authors must be reminded that giving up copyright is just folly. | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The heart of the debate on open access to research is over licencing. A sharp schism has emerged between those who think the no restrictions CC-BY licence is indispensable, and those who think othe...
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Essential Guide: How to start an Open Access journal in five steps

Essential Guide: How to start an Open Access journal in five steps | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As Open Access publishing continues its momentum, opportunities are growing for researchers to shift their disciplinary and institution platforms to affordable open access models. Suzanne Pilaar Bi...
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Mentors, mates or metrics: what are the alternatives to peer review? - EuroScientist Webzine

Mentors, mates or metrics: what are the alternatives to peer review? - EuroScientist Webzine | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
You think that scientists, being quite clever people, would be able to agree on the best way to rank each other's work. Oh no, not any longer. For this article, the EuroScientist asked Science, Cell and Nature as well as eLife and independent commentators to go on the record with their thoughts on how they see the peer review system, as it stands, and what alternatives should be considered.
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The Fall of the Faculty - Hardcover - Benjamin Ginsberg - Oxford University Press

The Fall of the Faculty - Hardcover - Benjamin Ginsberg - Oxford University Press | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Until very recently, American universities were led mainly by their faculties, which viewed intellectual production and pedagogy as the core missions of higher education.
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Facebook study raises hard questions about use of big data in higher ed (essay) @insidehighered

Facebook study raises hard questions about use of big data in higher ed (essay) @insidehighered | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"What does it mean to give consent in an age of pages-long terms-of-service documents that can be changed at any time? In a world where online users should expect to be constantly studied, what conditions should require additional consent? What bedrock ethical principles of the research enterprise need to be rethought or reinforced as technology reshapes the frontiers of research? How do we ensure that corporate providers of online learning tools adhere to the same ethical standards for research as universities?"

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2014/07/11/facebook-study-raises-hard-questions-about-use-big-data-higher-ed-essay#ixzz37GnbTg6B 
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'Grit' in the Writing Classroom | Just Visiting @insidehighered

'Grit' in the Writing Classroom | Just Visiting @insidehighered | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"What I see is that my “gritty” students have a harder time making what I think of as “leaps” in their writing, an unplanned and unbidden jump from one idea to another, the kind of thing that happens without deliberation when you’re walking the dog or staring at the waves in Charleston Harbor.  The deliberate nature of their practice seems to mitigate against the likelihood of an “a ha!” moment, the sorts of things that I think are vital to solving the particular puzzle of a specific piece of writing."

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/just-visiting/grit-writing-classroom#ixzz36keIg8FZ ;
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I Think a MacArthur Genius Is Wrong About 'Grit' | Just Visiting @insidehighered

I Think a MacArthur Genius Is Wrong About 'Grit' | Just Visiting @insidehighered | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The reason I am concerned about grit is because it is becoming a significant, perhaps even dominant narrative in educational reform – as witnessed in the “no excuses” charter movement -  and similar to the embrace of standards-based education (i.e., Common Core), I think it’s potentially destructive to students. "

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/just-visiting/i-think-macarthur-genius-wrong-about-grit#ixzz36kcpt3yq 
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Complexities of Measuring Effectiveness

Complexities of Measuring Effectiveness | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
“What are the real 3rd grade guarantee numbers?” “Why do the Ohio Department of Education and the district report different percentages? Are you trying to hide something?” These are all quotes that...
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At Mellon, Signs of Change - Research - The Chronicle of Higher Education

At Mellon, Signs of Change - Research - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Now, it is about to make some changes itself. With a new president, Earl Lewis, and a new strategic plan to be released this summer, the foundation appears poised to be more open about how it does business, and with whom."

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Research Book: The Impact of the Social Sciences

Research Book: The Impact of the Social Sciences | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Impact of the Social Sciences: How Academics and Their Research Make a Difference by Simon Bastow, Jane Tinkler and Patrick Dunleavy. Find this book:   The three-year Impact of Social Sciences ...
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Book focuses on human aspects of graduate advising @insidehighered

Book focuses on human aspects of graduate advising @insidehighered | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Focusing on the Grad Student

 

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Cyberspace scholarship nets higher grades, better thinking for class Facebook group

Cyberspace scholarship nets higher grades, better thinking for class Facebook group | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
University students who used a Facebook group as part of a large sociology class did better on course assignments and felt a stronger sense of belonging, researchers have found. The study has implications for the challenge of teaching large classes, a growing concern for higher education. "Although some teachers may worry that social media distracts students from legitimate learning, we found that our Facebook group helped transform students from anonymous spectators into a community of active learners -- and this has important consequences for student performance," said a co-author of the study.
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Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

By teaching students to "drive their own brain" through metacognition, we provide a concrete way to guide them think about how they can best learn.


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How to Start an Open-Access Journal

How to Start an Open-Access Journal | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open access was by no means a new concept when the "Academic Spring" of April 2012 was kicked off by a blog post.  PLoS, a forerunner in open access publishing, was established in 2000 (PLoS Biolog...
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Journal Metrics: Research analytics redefined | Home

Journal Metrics: Research analytics redefined | Home | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Elsevier introduces IPP, SNIP & SJR: A new perspective in journal metrics for researchers and publishers
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Book Review: The War on Learning: Gaining Ground in the Digital University

Book Review: The War on Learning: Gaining Ground in the Digital University | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In The War on Learning, Elizabeth Losh analyses recent trends in post-secondary education and the rhetoric around them. In an effort to identify educational technologies that might actually work, s...
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The Death of American Universities | Jacobin

The Death of American Universities | Jacobin | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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" It’s not to pour information into somebody’s head which will then leak out but to enable them to become creative, independent people who can find excitement in discovery and creation and creativity at whatever level or in whatever domain their interests carry them."

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Feature: Toughest teaching challenges

Feature: Toughest teaching challenges | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We asked scholars about the topics they find hardest to teach
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A nice collection of essays.

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We Need to Destroy the 'Grit Narrative' | Just Visiting @insidehighered

We Need to Destroy the 'Grit Narrative' | Just Visiting @insidehighered | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"I believe that for many of us, “grit” in the absence of passion is not only not possible, but it’s likely not desirable, as it may consign us to lives without the essential pleasures of happiness and self-fulfillment."

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/just-visiting/we-need-destroy-grit-narrative#ixzz36kd7Kzk9 
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The key to success? Grit

The key to success? Grit | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.
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PersonalizED: A Guide to Personalizing Learning in the Classroom

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When framing the way in which teaching and learning will and can occur, we must remember at the very root what it is that we are trying to do. 

“Teach means ‘to show how.’ You can teach someone, or someone can teach you. Learn means ‘to find out about something.’ A person must learn things for himself. Someone else may teach him, but he must do the learning for himself (Stoddard, 1952).” 

At the end of this current school year, a student who participated in this framework wrote a  letter reflection on the experience.  

He said, “I didn’t know that I was allowed to have opinions and thoughts about so many things. I have all these ideas that go through my head and now I know I can think about them and do something  about them for myself.”

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Thoughts on an Unsuccessful Course | Just Visiting @insidehighered

Thoughts on an Unsuccessful Course | Just Visiting @insidehighered | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"My first year writing course was paired with a second semester Biology course as part of a Learning Community, which is part of College of Charleston’s First Year Experience, a program like those on many other campuses designed to put a small cohort of students in a seminar format in order to provide an engaging academic experience, as well as a peer support system for outside the classroom. It's a great program, and I'm a huge believer in its mission.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/just-visiting/thoughts-unsuccessful-course#ixzz36JxBKYvV ;
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A great reflection essay by a writing instructor.  Yes, we need to adapt to new technology and new learning environments afforded by new IT & digital technologies, but what we essentially need is this kind of analysis whether students are making right connections to what are provided in the course.  There are so many barriers to overcome.

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Digital Collaboration and Blended/Hybrid Learning: An Introduction | The Academic Commons (beta)

Digital Collaboration and Blended/Hybrid Learning: An Introduction | The Academic Commons (beta) | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Coursera Chief: Reach of Teaching Will Define Great Universities – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Coursera Chief: Reach of Teaching Will Define Great Universities – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching & Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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