Higher Education

Hire Education: Fiscal Fallout for the Humanities

Jon Marcus spoke about the SHEF Report on Here and Now. He raised the question of education for the public good versus the private good and where we, in the United States, are with that question. Marcus’ other piece, in the Hechinger Report and Time, focuses on the defunding / devaluation of humanities. Two quotes… Read more »

K-12 Education

Focus on Curriculum not Who’s in the Code.org Video

Code.org produced a video with a message to kids. The message can be distilled to a few basic ideas. Coding is cool. Programming isn’t hard. Programming leads to awesome jobs. More K-12 schools should teach programming. And, everyone should learn how to code. However, instead of talking about the lack of programming in K-12 curriculum, Twitter… Read more »

Education

The Quantified Self in Education

A unique trend has begun to emerge in wearable technology. Most are referring to this as the “quantified self.” In short, it is the idea that daily, mundane activities, which we have previously paid no attention to have become interesting as technology has found a way to quantify them. Thus, I use a fitbit to… Read more »

Higher Education

Understanding AltAc

My blog post “Alt-Ac: Breathing Life into Libraries or Eroding the Profession?” made me realize I didn’t fully understand what those who self-identify as alternative academics mean when they use the term AltAc. So, I turned to Twitter and began asking questions. Based on the conversation, I guess I’m an alternative academic, though I’ve never… Read more »

Higher Education

What Grade Do You Give Obama’s College Scorecard?

If you tuned in to President Obama’s State of the Union speech, you may have heard the President mention a College Scorecard to help consumers make better informed choices. If you’ve visited the site, we want to hear from you.  Take five seconds and complete the survey or add your comment to the post. What do… Read more »

K-12 Education

Pre-K – 12 Teaching Tech Infographic

PBS Learning Media put together this infographic from their recent survey on how teachers use technology in the classroom. Teachers from pre-kindergarten through high school were surveyed. Source: www-tc.pbs.org via PBS on Pinterest

Higher Education

One Stop Shopping for MOOC’s

We know how to operate in different timezones. Set a clock, add or subtract X amount of hours from your local time and do business. But what about different speedzones? For higher education, time moves at a different speed. There is the academic year. Committees meet, discuss, and plan. Votes occur. Action is slow to… Read more »

Education

Thinking About the Future of Learning

Looking back, we could not have made more mistakes in the purchase of our first house. In a sequence of events that included making an offer on a house that we had only seen in the dark, covered in snow, in March of 2008, perhaps the greatest mistake we made was not considering the space… Read more »