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November 2, 2011
Two graphics (both released in the last two days) capture broad-based aspects of the fiscal squeeze confronting public higher education in the United States.
November 2, 2011
I got an A+ in Porn. That fact still amuses and delights me, and in certain circles I am sure to find some semi-awkward way to bring it up in conversation. And while I would never claim to be an aficionado of pornographic film or erotic text, I did spend a great deal of time this past Winter in a Special Studies course exploring pornography, erotica and romance, focusing on the production of erotic writing by women. 
November 2, 2011
If I were feeling a bit more obtuse this morning I might have titled this entry “Tis the Season for Trying to Assess Student Learning in College.” Now more than ever higher education leaders, the legislative community, and the public are obsessed with having better data about what students actually know and are able to do upon graduation.
November 1, 2011
Pearson and Knewton announced their partnership to deliver adaptive content to college students. How will big data and learning analytics shape teaching and learning in college?
November 1, 2011
Chuck Severance wrote such an amazing "push back" (in comments) to my piece on Sakai (and D2L) biases that I wanted to re-publish it in full (see below).
November 1, 2011
For those of you who are new to my blog, I have been "experimenting" with peer-driven learning this semester in my 200-level writing class, while my 100-level (or Freshman Writing) class has been reading Now You See It by Cathy Davidson. You can read all of the previous posts in this series here.
November 1, 2011
While driving to Newport, Rhode Island for the first ever #NASPATech: Student Affairs Technology Conference, one thought kept running through my mind: no matter what, this was going to be a big deal.
October 31, 2011
An introduction to Audrey Watters and to her new Inside Higher Ed blog, Hack (Higher) Education.
October 31, 2011
With only one child at home — and him a teenager — Halloween crept up on me unawares this year. Over the weekend, Mark was away visiting our daughter over the weekend for Parents’ Weekend, and I was home with Nick waiting out his bronchitis and the rain — so we didn’t buy any candy, didn’t carve a pumpkin, didn’t decorate the house. Nick is too old (his decision) for a costume, so the whole thing almost passed us by.  
October 31, 2011
One of the great things about our ed tech world is how our people sometimes move back-and-forth between academic and company gigs. If you want to sell, serve, or code for a higher ed customer then the best prep is have come from that world. If you want to evaluate vendors, negotiate contracts, and engage in meaningful partnerships with companies then having worked in the corporate sector will be your best education.

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