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January 30, 2012
Each month, the writers at University of Venus share their answers to a question we pose for the higher education sector. This month’s question comes to us from Denise Horn. Denise has asked us to describe our ideal student and in so doing, we reveal our dreams for the future of education.
January 30, 2012
My report from the New Faculty Majority Summit.
January 30, 2012
Us edtech guys and gals are infrastructure geeks. We like to understand, and to talk about, the engineering that makes our systems run. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - have you made a concerted effort to sell The Big Roads to the vast, wealthy, and influential population that makes its living in learning technology? 
January 30, 2012
Tuning as a tool has been developed in Europe following the Bologna Process. So far, tuning projects have been completed in over 60 countries around the world including Europe, Latin America, Russia, and the US. Projects have recently started in Australia, India and China. More than 1,000 universities, ministries, agencies, and other bodies have been involved in such projects. Tuning Africa is part of this larger initiative to help harmonize and reform higher education in the region.
January 30, 2012
I had worked for weeks on my first conference paper. I had received comments from multiple faculty members, and rehearsed it in front of friends. I had the slides perfectly lined up with the text, and had inserted just enough animations to emphasize my points, but not take away from the entire presentation. I felt ready. I was nervous. I was anxious. I spent the first three days of the conference worried about the presentation. What if no one liked it? What if my computer crashed? And then the time came, and I stood in front of a nearly empty room and gave my presentation.
January 29, 2012
Work doesn’t always look like work. Over the last week, I’ve had a couple of long, meandering conversations with professors as they’ve returned for the Spring. One was completely spontaneous, and the other was a focused discussion that quickly and thoroughly overran its purpose. They were the kinds of discussions that can only happen before the crush of classes gets fully under way -- deadlines aren’t looming yet, students aren’t hunting them yet, and everybody is still relatively well-rested. It’s a brief window.
January 29, 2012
What assumptions about our industry do you think need updating?
January 29, 2012
Our local school board, of which I am vice president, recently held an open town hall meeting.  The meeting was very well attended and the individuals present represented a broad spectrum of local opinion. 
January 29, 2012
I had intended to write this week's post about Patrick Witt. However, as I was sitting in my office on Friday, trying, on a brief break, to reconcile the newspaper reports with the very different story in his press release, a supervisee arrived for her scheduled session, sat down and burst into tears. "I can't do this anymore," she said.



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