Category Archives: Higher Ed

On sustaining and reviving culture

No Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom shared CC by Thomas Hawk When I do my little talks on open education, I like to reference things like learning parties, maker culture, the kind of practical DIY education that is important enough … Continue reading

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It will be an epic Open Access Week at UBC

Open Access shared CC by AJC1 I have a few more substantive posts brewing, but until I get a few minutes and a few more brain cells to rub together… I want to offer my congratulations to the team that … Continue reading

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UBC Reads Sustainability

“books” shared CC by bjornmeansbear A few changes in my professional profile at UBC in recent weeks… My old Office of Learning Technology has merged with the former Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth to become the Centre for Teaching, … Continue reading

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everything not real only a series of tapes being played for us

Philip K. Dick – I consider the universe shared CC by Muli Koppel I read an excerpt of this Inside Higher Ed article nearly two weeks ago, and I still find myself thinking about it. At the University of Dayton … Continue reading

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International study claims higher education is still good for you

Some interesting reading in my morning paper: In purely financial terms, the benefits of a postsecondary education to individuals and Canadian society at large far outweigh the costs, a new report suggests. However, as Canada spends more and more on … Continue reading

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Open course-wars, redux… the real nastiness is elsewhere

Fightingcc licensed photo shared by Anke L I did my best to unplug over the holidays, so there has been lots to catch up on… It’s hard not to be struck by the sheer volume and passion of responses stirred … Continue reading

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At UBC this Thursday next Tuesday? Check out this session…

I want to throw a quick shout out for this next week’s installment of the Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) series, which features three of our university’s most accomplished instructors: Community Building and Student Engagement: A Multidisciplinary Panel Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Wikipedia and Higher Ed – Glib Answers to Tough Questions

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Amazing Global Square Puzzle!, originally uploaded by Natman. I was recently sent a few questions by … Continue reading

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Once again, The Chronicle explores the perils of scholarly blogging…

The Chronicle of Higher Education has opened up access (there would have been a predictable backlash had they decided otherwise) to a forum discussion concerning the case of Juan Cole, Professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History at … Continue reading

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Gardner’s remarkable notes

Gardner Campbell has just written a real corker… I’m at a loss to add much of value, other than to reproduce a couple passages (leaving out the incidents that provoked them) and a suggestion that you read the thing yourself: … Continue reading

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