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February 21, 2012
As regular readers know, I enjoy my technology. Though largely useless with analog technology -- like hanging curtain rods -- I have great fun trying to get black boxes that beep to do stuff that they weren’t entirely meant to do, or to do it for a lot less money than its producers had hoped. Technology allows me to be both forward-thinking and cheap, which is a lovely combination.
February 21, 2012
I loved my "Clapping for Credit" class. We need to take them more seriously.
February 21, 2012
Next week, InternMatch is offering what it's calling "the largest ever internship hangout" on Google+.  The startup, as its name suggests, helps match students with internship opportunities, challenging what it argues is a broken process on many campuses.  
February 21, 2012
  The traditional model of the lecture and learning cycle has long been to deliver the lecture during class and to send students home to do homework and perhaps engage in a discussion or two afterwards. The flipped classroom flips this model on its head: through lecture capture software, lectures can be captured on video for students to watch home, freeing up class time for hands-on learning activities and discussion.
February 21, 2012
That's not the amount of CO2 you emit each and every, but it might just be the amount you're responsible for.
February 20, 2012
We have family friends whose older son started college this Fall. Apparently, when he got his Fall grades last month, he had his head handed to him. Having reeled from the shock for a while, now he’s studying much more aggressively than he ever has before.
February 20, 2012
Today's entry is a timely one given debates about the enhanced importance of assessing learning outcomes at a range of scales (from the intra-departmental right up to the global scale).
February 20, 2012
We are pleased to announce the inauguration of #femlead: a biweekly (every other week) Twitter chat focusing on women in higher education leadership.
February 20, 2012
If you work in the humanities, you might want to check out the Newberry Library in Chicago.  This research library has a number of core collections in American history and culture, American Indian and Indigenous studies, Chicago and the Midwest, history of the book, and Medieval and Renaissance studies.  These collections include manuscripts, maps, images, music, and are supported by numerous secondary source materials.
February 20, 2012
Greetings and salutations from the temporary occupant of this august space.

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