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January 24, 2012
On 1/18 Eric Stoller wrote about the lack of a captioning option on the Vimeo web video platform.
January 24, 2012
New Year’s resolution: get smarter. I do not like this quasi-obsession with making promises for new beginnings whenever January 1 shows its face on the first page of a new calendar. I do not think they last, these attempts to become a new person in a new year. Most of the classical New Year resolutions die out about the time we do not have to think twice before dating correctly our correspondence.
January 24, 2012
One of the first things that I tell my first-year writing students at the beginning of the semester is that writing is hard, and that anyone who says it’s easy is a liar. That might be a bit of an exaggeration, but as Trent stated in a previous post, writing can be difficult for the even best among us. Here are some more distraction-free writing tools that I’ve found helpful for composing just about anything.
January 24, 2012
It's not a debate within DH, but a debate between DH and the rest of the academic establishment: openness and trust.
January 24, 2012
Yesterday, Stanford University professor Sebastian Thrun announced his resignation and plans instead to focus on his online learning startup Udacity.  Thrun taught the wildly popular Artificial Intelligence class last fall, and he now says "I can’t teach at Stanford again."  What are the implications on the ongoing disruptions to the universities' (near) monopoly over credentialing?  What does it mean when a professor sees his brand as stronger than a university's?  
January 23, 2012
Jobs will be large part of the education and election conversation over the next 12 months. 
January 23, 2012
Non-superstar academics under the age of about 60 typically have plenty of good (and bad) rejection stories. This post is an attempt to look at rejection from the other side.
January 23, 2012
UF architecture prof Charlie Hailey on the square in Skopje, Macedonia.
January 23, 2012
When my husband was a child, he was so traumatized by the Disney movie “Snow White” that, as an adult, he informed me that no child of ours would ever be allowed to see it. Since my husband’s usually a pretty anti-censorship, pro-Freedom of Information type, this struck me as odd.
January 23, 2012
This past week I was sent 10 questions from Rachael Hanel, who asked to interview me by e-mail for a course assignment in the graduate certificate program in Instructional Design for Organizations that she is enrolled in at Kaplan University. 

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