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July 5, 2010 - 9:25pm
Dean Dad gave it a lukewarm review, but I say to stop whatever you are doing and go and order Anya Kamenetz's DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education.
July 5, 2010 - 9:19pm
I love summertime.Not because I get summers off -- I'm a twelve-month employee, and many of my campus-improvement projects are scheduled for summer. In some ways, summer is the busiest time of year for me.And not because it's warm. I'm at an age where summer temperatures, even up here in the Northeast, aren't "warm". They're "hot". And my body doesn't tolerate heat as well as it once did.
July 2, 2010 - 7:57am
Hello. My name is Josh Kim, and I'm a printer. I print everything. I print meeting agendas and notes. I print PDF articles and chapters. I print articles from news sites. I print e-mail. I print and I print and I print. And I want to change.Do you know anyone who has successfully moved all their documents, all the stuff they used to print, to a Kindle or an iPad? Or maybe "everything" is too high a bar - but surely you must know someone who is gone mostly paperless thanks to the Kindle/iPad?
July 1, 2010 - 9:57pm
Credit where credit is due: this story suggests that the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association -- the regional accreditor of record for much of the middle of the country -- is finally righting a longstanding wrong.
July 1, 2010 - 7:48pm
Labor economists have an interesting way of looking at leisure time, and it should not come as a surprise to anyone at this time of the year. We call most things that we can buy “normal goods”, because more income generally leads us to buy more of such things. Along these lines, we recognize that leisure is actually a “normal good”, and something that is desired and, in a sense, “purchased” when we take time out to enjoy ourselves rather than use that time to work and earn money.
July 1, 2010 - 7:14pm
One of the little things I like about the National Research Council's recent report on the future of agriculture is the way it's published and priced. You not only get what you pay for, you pay for what you get.Want a bound copy plus a PDF? That's $76.50.Just the bound copy is $58.50 if you order it on the web.Just the PDF? $50.00.A PDF of a single chapter? Download it for $4.10.
July 1, 2010 - 12:11pm
A decade or more ago, the Australian government decided that international higher education could become a major income producer for the nation. The higher education sector was motivated to make money from international education by government budget cuts — revenue to be made up by entrepreneurial international activity. The essential goal of internationalization was moneymaking.
July 1, 2010 - 7:54am
I’ve been traveling around the country lately talking about the B.P. oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, screening excerpts of my Louisiana documentary and seeking solutions with other concerned individuals. It’s clear that no group or individual — not BP, the federal government, Kevin Costner -- has enough answers to this environmental disaster. It should be no surprise that the communities along the Gulf Coast feel abandoned with this mess.
June 30, 2010 - 10:16pm
Last night TW and I took the kids to the local library for Bingo for Books. (It doubled as an excuse to return a pile of books we all had finished, and to get some new piles.) On the way into the library, we ran into a family whose younger daughter is in TB’s class. When she saw TB, she immediately hid behind her older sister. Her sister shoved her out in front, and she smiled at TB. It was a classic embarrassed-to-see-my-crush move. TW and I decided that his charm comes from double recessive genes.
June 30, 2010 - 9:28pm
In the spirit of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, by Kathryn Schulz, I want to share with you what I've been thinking about a good deal - curricular media management platforms - and try to discover where my thinking is all wrong.


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