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April 7, 2010 - 8:12pm
Great discussion around the "Eroding Library Role?" article from 4/7.One area that I'd like to engage the library community is around librarians and course development.Do you see a future where librarians partner with faculty to design Web-enabled (hybrid/online) courses?I ask this question for 3 reasons:
April 7, 2010 - 8:53am
Recently a friend of mine, a fellow PhD/stay-at-home mom, told me that she’d taken the day off. I was puzzled since I was sure she was no longer taking on research contracts. What did she mean, she’d taken the day off? It took me a second to get it. She meant, of course, that she’d not done errands, laundry, volunteer work, writing, editing, shuttling kids, or any of the myriad chores she needed to do. In those precious hours while her children were in school she read a novel, just for fun and just to give herself a break. I was impressed.
April 7, 2010 - 1:54am
“Is Food Really an Academic Subject?” an article in the Guardian asked in 2003. It is in the States, where there are several academic programs in food culture, and archival food-text collections in university libraries. NYU, for instance, offers an MA in Food Studies (Culture or Systems). Tufts offers an MS or Ph.D.
April 6, 2010 - 9:47pm
We only really learn anything when there is a possibility that our ideas may be wrong. Any assertions that we make that do not include the possibility that we are incorrect, that can't be disproven or changed due to the evidence, have crossed-over from analysis to theology.So here are 11 examples of things I believe to be true in the place that education and technology intersect, but where I might be wrong.
April 6, 2010 - 5:11pm
Check out Linda McQuaig's op-ed piece in The Toronto Star. It puts a few things into perspective, including the media's tendency to play up the tempest and down the subsequent news that the thing took place in a teapot.
April 6, 2010 - 4:27am
My new co-blogger at IHE has a nice piece on job titles that raise more questions than they answer. It's basically a call for titles that describe at least something about the duties of the job.
April 5, 2010 - 9:54pm
Fair warning - Cory Doctorow is much smarter than I am - so you'd probably want to side with him over me.I say, heck yes to the iPad. This is a big deal for higher ed. The iPad programs at Seton Hill and George Fox should be celebrated, if not copied. And the iPad Blackboard app looks pretty cool.
April 5, 2010 - 8:59pm
It's Nick's spring break week this week. The weather is gorgeous — spring has catapulted us overnight into summer, and the flowers seem to be vying with each other to display their showiest effects. It's almost too hot out, but after a long, hard winter it's hard to complain about that. We had a lovely Easter celebration over the weekend — friends, food and wine were all abundant, and everyone seemed relaxed and happy.But. (There's always a "but," isn't there?)
April 4, 2010 - 9:34pm
My friend and erstwhile colleague Lesboprof has a wonderful, thought-provoking post up about deciding not to take a shot at a job she wanted for fear that she wasn't ready, only to discover that her record would have stacked up well against the finalists. It's worth reading, and it got me thinking about the whole "I'm not ready" kind of hesitation.


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