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September 26, 2011
In what I hope will be the first of many #SAtech (faculty) profiles,
September 25, 2011
It can be fun to watch a book get away from its author. The Innovative University, by Clayton Christensen and Henry Eyring, pretty much does. Which is good, because the book it became is far more interesting than the book they were apparently out to write.
September 25, 2011
Today I found myself in an impossible position. After my lecture – I’m teaching an introduction to South African history to the first year undergraduates – I was approached by two students. One asked if he could read my lecture notes because he, an Afrikaans speaker, was having difficulty following my lectures (I lecture in English). The other, an exchange student from Germany, complained that she hadn’t understood a word of her tutorial that morning because it had been in Afrikaans.
September 25, 2011
Almost every campus project I work on involves eventually partnering with a system administrator (sysadmin). Whether or not the platform or service is hosted locally or in the cloud, a sysadmin is involved in architecting, standing-up, integrating, and supporting the application. Cloud services (software as a service - SaaS) applications need integration into local authentication and directory structures. I'd like to learn more about effective ways to work with the professionals who are my sysadmin colleagues.
September 25, 2011
For almost a year, I have received a series of recommendations to see the film Race to Nowhere by filmmaker and parent Vicki Abeles. Early last week I had that opportunity and I certainly agree that the film presents a powerful message on the state of K-12 education. The film focuses on the over scheduling and then consequent stress (and possibly worse) we inflict on the current generation of students. Too many classes, too much memorization, too much homework, too many after school obligations, too little downtime, too little sleep.
September 25, 2011
"Another Anon" wrote, in part, in response to Libby's latest post:
September 25, 2011
UVenus Around the Web:Our UVenus networking challenge was highlighted at The Guardian (UK) The University of Warwick builds on the UVenus challenge and creates their own. What’s New With Our Writers:
September 23, 2011
Source: Common Curriculum Outline for Yale-NUS College (2 September 2011) via Wordle.
September 23, 2011
(“Lessons of HP” would be a great name for a band. But I digress.)As an academic administrator and sometime techie, I’ve been following HP’s death spiral with fascination. It actually offers some lessons for colleges, if they’re paying attention.

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