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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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9.6.16 Higher Ed Weekly Read: Articles Worth Reviewing

breakfast in bed

Here are some industry articles that caught our eye recently.

How to Think Like Shakespeare. “You take it for granted that Olympic athletes and professional musicians must practice relentlessly to perfect their craft. Why should you expect the craft of thought to require anything less disciplined? Fierce attention to clear and precise writing is the essential tool for you to foster independent judgment. That is rhetoric.”

Feds Target ‘Predatory’ Publishers. “The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, marks the first time the FTC has gone after what are often known as…

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