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September 14, 2010 - 9:33pm
A foreign correspondent (I’ve always wanted to write that) writes:
September 14, 2010 - 8:30pm
Lund, Sweden
September 14, 2010 - 8:15am
My grandfather has been dead for quite a few years, but he's still teaching me.
September 13, 2010 - 11:00pm
Well, the 2010 QS World University Rankings® were released last week and the results are continuing to generate considerable attention in the world's media (link
September 13, 2010 - 10:22pm
Sigh. The New York Times strikes again. This time it’s with a four-part colloquy of important people discussing “why are colleges so selective?”How is someone at a community college supposed to read the question “why are colleges so selective?”a. ironicallyb. as a direct slap in the facec. as yet another indication of just how provincial the New York Times isd. all of the above
September 13, 2010 - 10:00pm
Great story today on IHE about OpenCast's release of Matterhorn 1.0, the open source lecture capture system. The story ends with a great quote from Eric Burns, the COO of Panopto, on how Matterhorn will benefit the proprietary lecture capture vendors:
September 13, 2010 - 9:31pm
Over the 15 years that we’ve had children in school, my husband and I have managed not to have latch-key kids. Until now. For years, one or the other of us could be at home in the afternoon when they got home. Sometimes that meant picking them up from school and bringing them up to campus while I finished the work day, sometimes it meant finishing the work day at home, but one way or another we managed.
September 13, 2010 - 7:00pm
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, in office since 1999, has been steadily transforming the country’s higher education system. Supporters find the changes consistent with Chávez’s overall “Bolivarian Revolution” (Chavez’s term)— socialist and populist. Critics find the changes consistent with an overall assault on democracy and on academic autonomy and quality in particular.
September 13, 2010 - 9:16am
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an important part of the ‘learning machinery’ that both sheds light on and guides higher education reform. While this international organization does not have jurisdictional authority over higher education regulations and practices within nation states, it does has a unique capacity to conduct research, generate debates, benchmark, provide advice, convene, and respond to the expressed needs of its member states.
September 12, 2010 - 9:45pm
Boston, USA.In the six years of teaching at my university, I’ve gotten to know my students on a variety of levels—the rather impersonal environment of the classroom, the closeness of international travel, and now, in a completely unexpected way, as future colleagues, as a mentor and, yes, as friends.

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