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Monthly Archives: January, 2013

On Sharing and OERs (Open Education Resources)

with Katelin Kaiser In past blogs, I’ve argued academics, particularly tenured faculty, should consider self-publishing their pedagogical materials. Today I wish to further explore the benefits of open textbook publishing. … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 7 Comments

The Early Days of the Digital Dissertation

This is a guest post by Virginia Kuhn, associate director of the Institute for Multimedia Literacy in the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California. Her article, “Embrace and Ambivalence,” appears … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Interview with Author Marjorie Heins

Marjorie Heins, founder of The Free Expression Policy Project, is the author of the new book Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge (NYU … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Academic Ethics — Inaugural Post

Just what is the right thing to do, the right thing to do morally?  That is not always so easy a question to answer, maybe hardly ever is it such … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

A New Proposal for Student Aid

Last week, I attended a presentation by William Doyle, a professor at Vanderbilt University, about his proposals to change the way student aid works in America. His analysis was sponsored … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Education of Corporate America

The leadership in America’s colleges and universities spends a great deal of time making the case for the kind of education that reflects the people, programs and facilities already in … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Biting off more than we can chew.

As Aaron has noted, he and a group of other professors will be taking and writing about Coursera’s “E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC.” I will not be one of them … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Faducation? The MOOC

In today’s New York Times, Thomas Friedman writes: I can see a day soon where you’ll create your own college degree by taking the best online courses from the best professors … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · 22 Comments

Rigging an Election Is Possible, But Trying to Rig an Electoral System Is a Fool’s Errand

In 2010, Republicans won the governorships and control of the legislatures in states across the Rust Belt. Because it was a census year, the GOP engaged in extreme gerrymandering that, … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

A Politician Becomes a President at Purdue

Mitch Daniels, the former Republican governor of Indiana and the new president of Purdue University, has issued a thoughtful open letter in which he recounts some of the attack leveled … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · 3 Comments



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