Choosing Real-World Impact Over Impact Factor (Chronicle)

August 26, 2013, 1:25 pm By Sam Wineburg “For the past 12 months I’ve moved from writing articles for refereed journals to creating digital products for high-school history teachers. These include lesson plans, sets of original documents, instructional videos, and short assessments of historical thinking. With my team of graduate students, we’ve eliminated the middleman. … Read moreChoosing Real-World Impact Over Impact Factor (Chronicle)

Call for Abstracts: Fall Symposium 2013

2013 Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium Overview Every December and April, the Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) in Washington, D.C. invites students to present papers on their research on ancient Greece and Rome, as well as the classical tradition. This symposium provides students the opportunity to showcase their advanced research at a national professional meeting and … Read moreCall for Abstracts: Fall Symposium 2013

Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology

August 27, 2013 Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik “Online education arguably came of age in the last year, with the explosion of massive open online courses driving the public’s (and politicians’) interest in digitally delivered courses and contributing to the perception that they represent not only higher education’s future, but its present. “Faculty members, by … Read moreSurvey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology

Don’t Call It a MOOC (IHE)

“Two University of Texas at Austin psychology professors will Thursday night take the stage for the fall semester’s first session of Introduction to Psychology. Their audience will consist of a production crew and their equipment. In their years of working together, the professors’ research has shown their students benefit from computer-based learning to the point … Read moreDon’t Call It a MOOC (IHE)

UVa announces 11 massive open online courses (The Daily Progress)

Posted on August 21, 2013 “The University of Virginia announced Wednesday that it plans to offer 11 massive open online courses, MOOCs, this academic year. Anyone can enroll in these online courses, which are taught by UVa faculty and offered at the online education site Coursera.” Perhaps interesting reading for those who followed the news … Read moreUVa announces 11 massive open online courses (The Daily Progress)