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March 31, 2010 - 8:51pm
The News Feed on my Facebook account just popped up a notice: "On Leadership: Dartmouth College president and public-health leader Dr. Jim Yong Kim on discovering his own identity while bringing health care to the poor." You can see the video here, or go check out the Dartmouth Facebook page.
March 31, 2010 - 12:26pm
***Review by Okla ElliottThe Cognitive Turn in Theory and Cultural Studies: A Review of Understanding Nationalism, by Patrick Colm Hogan (Ohio State University Press; 2d ed., 2009)***“It is always possible to bind together a considerable number of people in love, so long as there are other people left over to receive the manifestation of their aggressiveness.”
March 31, 2010 - 4:27am
According to this story in IHE, Bristol Community College in Massachusetts is partnering with a for-profit provider (The Princeton Review) to create what amount to express lanes in its Nursing program. The idea is that students who currently get waitlisted for the Nursing program at Bristol will have the option of paying more to get seats in the Princeton Review's program. It's a chance for students to substitute cash on the barrel for the opportunity cost of waiting.
March 30, 2010 - 9:31pm
Soccer is much on my mind the days, as my 13 year old is beginning her season. I've come to believe that soccer coaches have much to teach us about college teaching. What would a course look like if the model was kid's soccer as opposed to the traditional classroom experience:
March 29, 2010 - 11:42pm
A few months ago I offered some advice to my daughter in this space, about keeping her options open and getting a good summer job. I stand by that advice, and now, in the pre-registration advising season, I find I have a little more.
March 29, 2010 - 11:31pm
A new correspondent writes:I'm wondering if you have any advice for those of us in school in "abstract" or "theoretical" fields who have seen the light and want to teach community college.
March 29, 2010 - 11:23pm
Lots of discussion going around IHE today about online learning. Steve Kolowich kicked off a discussion about one academic's attempt to add "the human element" to the LMS by integrating Skype and Elluminate Live with Moodle. Dean Dad connected his lousy experience with webinars to online courses by asking, "have you learned anything from the earthly purgatory of webinars that helped you improve an online class?" The comments to these two stories were both great.
March 28, 2010 - 10:03pm
Given the severity of our current recession, everyone I know has either been touched directly by this economic malaise or knows someone who has been adversely impacted – jobs lost or not found, salaries reduced or not increased, houses lost or not purchased, health insurance foregone, vacations foregone and the list goes on and on. People are clearly hurting. But the impact of this and any recession is on more than people; colleges and universities are good examples of institutions adversely impacted.
March 28, 2010 - 9:09pm
In a comment to my post asking why webinars always suck, Dr. Crazy brought up a great point:
March 28, 2010 - 8:17pm
I miss The Industry Standard. Were you a subscriber / reader of this print magazine? The Standard lasted from around 1998 to 2001 - both a participant and chronicler of the dot-com bubble. Essential reading during those jubilant (inflation), bizarre (peak), and traumatic (deflation) bubble days.


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