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JoAnn Rollins
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10.10.16 Higher Ed Weekly Read: Articles Worth Reviewing

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Here are some industry articles that caught our eye recently. Student-Centered Educational Software. “It’s not hard to see the connection between Gallup-Purdue’s findings and Tinto’s (or with common sense and intuition, for that matter). Solid empirical evidence suggests that the best way to affect medium- and long-term outcomes for students is to give them reason to feel that they are part of an academic community of people who are committed to helping them succeed at learning things that actually matter. There are lots of ways that educational software could facilitate this, in traditional classrooms and even in scaled-up approaches (like MOOCs) that emphasize access….

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10.3.16 Higher Ed Weekly Read: Articles Worth Reviewing

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Here are some industry articles that caught our eye recently. Meritocracy in Obama’s Gilded Age. “But the problem with Obama’s story is not only that it blinds us to the structural inequality generated by higher education. The story also makes it difficult to appreciate what’s worth defending about even our deeply flawed university system.” How “Working From Home” Became “Just Working.” “The shift away from the office being the default place where work happens has its plusses and minuses. On the minus side, we have totally demolished the zone between work and home. We are always working….

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9.26.16 Higher Ed Weekly Read: Articles Worth Reviewing

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Here are some industry articles that caught our eye recently. The No-Censorship Approach to Life. “To say that we can’t ban speech is, in a sense, easy. To say what follows next is very, very hard. This brings me to that second essential point: How students today grapple with ideas, with thoughts and viewpoints in the myriad ways available to them, will determine who they are. Of course, they will never completely resolve this process; it is too complex for rules or clear guides. They will make many errors, and feel embarrassed looking back. Or they will feel…

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9.19.16 Higher Ed Weekly Read: Articles Worth Reviewing

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Here are some industry articles that caught our eye recently. Thinking Outside the Box. “Education is nested inside a series of boxes. There is one box we call the course. Another is called the semester. Yet a third is the school year. Then, too, there is the degree.  Credit hours, departments, majors, these, too, are boxes. What happens when we think outside these boxes? No longer forced to think in terms of courses, semesters, school years, or degrees, we are free to imagine other possibilities. Instead of the semester, we might think in terms of micro-lectures, lessons, practice exercises, modules, or missions. Ditto…

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9.12.16 Higher Ed Weekly Read: Articles Worth Reviewing

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Here are some industry articles that caught our eye recently. One week of bad stories about higher education financing, and I feel fine. “Somedays it’s hard to discern signals about an emerging topic.  Other times they just fight with each other to leap across the transom. Today the subject is higher education finances in crisis.  One of the datapoints is personal, while the rest are public information.” Emerging OER research discipline. “One of the things I’ve become increasingly interested in is how the OER discipline emerges. Having lived through it, you get to see the field evolve….

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