Tracy Mitrano

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May 9, 2013
An invitation to watch or suggest questions.
April 29, 2013
It's time to flip the question.
April 24, 2013
How institutions might evaluate MOOCs.
April 23, 2013
A new form of education could revitalize a traditional form of education.  
April 8, 2013
U.S. political culture suffers from a paucity of policy qua policy thinking. In this sense, I refer to "Big 'P' " policy, as in national policy. Whether about medical care, gun control or international relations, this paucity exists, and technology and education are no exceptions. The effect is pernicious. In technology, it lends itself to such issues as "crisis in cyber-security," "the growing digital divides" or the "dangerous diminution of privacy."
April 4, 2013
Tomorrow American University's Washington College of Law, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, inaugurates the Cherry Blossoms Conference on Federal Intellectual Property Policy: Accessibility, Copyright and New Technologies.
March 20, 2013
Last spring when the Northern District of Georgia issued a decision in the  Cambridge University Press, et al. v. Becker, et al. observers viewed it rightfully as a victory for higher education.  The recent decision in Kirtsaeng, DBA Bluechristines99 v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. suggests that optimism about copyright reform may not be restricted to colleges and universities.  It would appear that where the executive keeps a blind eye, and where the legislature is too paralyzed to act, the judiciary is stepping into the future.
March 14, 2013
The California Legislature is considering a bill "to require the state’s 145 public colleges and universities to grant credit for low-cost online courses offered by outside groups, including classes offered by for-profit companies.
March 12, 2013
Obviously time has come for Harvard to have a community conversation on access and privacy of electronic content.  This conversation should address conflicts among and between policies and especially those rules that vest permissions and authority differently per campus constituencies.
March 10, 2013
A couple of days ago, New York Times Columnist Charles Blow wrote of how big debt is the "dangerous new normal" for young graduates.

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