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December 19, 2011 - 8:00pm
MITx is very big news. For a great overview of MIT's plans, check out Audrey Watters' excellent writeup MITx: The Next Chapter for University Credentialing? The MIT student paper The Tech also has a great article. The MIT press release and accompanying FAQ also go into detail about MITx.
December 18, 2011 - 8:10am
My big hope is that you will share. Generating this list was easy for me, as Amazon provides a list of all Audible and Kindle purchases under "Manage Your Kindle" and then view "All Items." The ability to quickly view (and share) my reading history is one of the benefits I see in buying (or borrowing) digital books.   I'm not sure how to generate such a list for Nook or Kobo folks.
December 15, 2011 - 8:20pm
Totally excited to see On Being Presidential: A Guide for College and University Leader (with an IHE tie-in) available in paper and e-book. When I clicked on the ad on IHE today I was taken to this site. $40 bucks for the paper version, and $19.99 for the e-book.
December 14, 2011 - 8:00pm
I'm in the middle of reading (actually listening to) Daniel Yergin's amazing new book The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.  Are any of you also reading The Quest?  (It is 816 pages, or almost 30 hours in audio - and worth every second).
December 13, 2011 - 8:00pm
YouTube announced YouTube for Schools today, a variant of YouTube designed to be more education friendly.
December 12, 2011 - 8:00pm
I've been playing with the Canvas for iOS app on my iPhone and iPad for the past couple of days.
December 11, 2011 - 8:00pm
This post is aimed at university chief investment officers. Please don't put endowment resources into the planned 2012 Facebook IPO. If Russian oligarchs or Wall Street fund managers want to place a Facebook bet, by all means go for it.
December 8, 2011 - 8:10pm
Raise your hand if you are not on the tenure track, but long for the space and time to think, write, reflect, and create? I know that faculty do many many things beyond research and writing, (teaching, advising, service, etc.),  but it is almost exclusively faculty who get to conduct research and publish results. 
December 7, 2011 - 9:00pm
Committee work may be time intensive. And committee work might not be as relevant as we'd like for promotion. But committee work is not hard work.
December 6, 2011 - 9:02pm
This past weekend I went bowling, and I lost.  3 games to nil.  My opponent - a 13 year old middle-schooler. 

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