Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Future Of Online Ed Isn’t Heading Where You Expect (NPR)

by ANYA KAMENETZ May 29, 2014 1:03 PM ET A new pioneer has just planted its flag on the ed-tech frontier: the country of Trinidad and Tobago. Its government this week announced the creation of a “national knowledge network” to promote free … Continue reading

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Tackling the problems facing PhDs without permanent jobs (Hortensii)

Hortensii, the group dedicated to improving the situation for PhDs without permanent academic jobs, has registered its first success: the University of Manchester held a conference at which the organizer produced name tags without institutional affiliations out of consideration for … Continue reading

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Faculty Development Seminars

Every June the Sunoikisis faculty gather at the Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) in Washington, D.C. to develop the upcoming year’s courses. They hold two 3-day planning seminars, one for the Greek course and another for the Latin course. The … Continue reading

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The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters by Adam Nicolson – review (The Guardian)

Charlotte Higgins Thursday 15 May 2014 06.00 EDT Following his own Homeric epiphany, Nicolson gives a reading of the Iliad and Odyssey that is preoccupied by masculinity. It is full of insight and passion. October 1816. John Keats is 20, working as … Continue reading

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The Case for Online Education (HuffPo)

Mattan Griffel  The honeymoon is over. People are writing about how online education will neverreplace offline education. I’d like to challenge that view: Not only will online education eventually be as good as offline education, it will be better. Saying that online education will … Continue reading

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Can MOOCs and Universities Co-Exist? (WSJ)

By DOUGLAS BELKIN  May 11, 2014 5:05 p.m. ET Massive Open Online Courses Make College Degrees More Affordable. Does That Make Them a Threat to Campus Life? A generation of young Americans is bearing the brunt of decades of runaway college … Continue reading

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