Monthly Archives: July 2014

Empowering Student Researchers | Inspiring Future Librarians

Information Fluency Workshop 2014 July 8th marked the beginning of the Center for Hellenic Studies’ second workshop on information fluency in classics. Each of the seminar’s sessions covered a different aspect of gathering and communicating information, including research strategies, critical … Continue reading

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A virtual analysis

By Michael Patrick Rutter, Harvard Correspondent Pilot study put blended-format courses to the test A new analysis of four blended-format courses taught last fall offers practical guidance for faculty members interested in fresh pedagogical approaches. The pilot study led by … Continue reading

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QuickWire: College and Library Groups Petition FCC on Net Neutrality (Chronicle)

July 15, 2014 by Avi Wolfman-Arent [Update (7/15/2014, 5:31 p.m.): The FCC has extended the public-comment period until Friday, and for that reason the college and library group has not yet officially released its comments.] A coalition of seven university and library organizations … Continue reading

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Education Dept. Will Review For-Profit U. of Phoenix (Chronicle)

July 15, 2014 by Andy Thomason [short entry here] The Apollo Education Group, parent company of the University of Phoenix, disclosed in a corporate filing on Monday that the U.S. Education Department would conduct an “ordinary course program review” of the university’s financial-aid administration … Continue reading

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College, on Your Own (Chronicle)

By Dan Berrett July 14, 2014 Competency-based education can help motivated students. But critics say it’s no panacea. ichele L. Pollock felt like she was moving through college in slow motion. In seven years, she had gotten about halfway through … Continue reading

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U. of Zurich Says Professor Deleted MOOC to Raise Student Engagement (Chronicle)

July 8, 2014 by Steve Kolowich [Updated (7/8/2014, 2:53 p.m.) with news of a post on the controversy by the MOOC instructor.] The University of Zurich says it has cleared up the bizarre case of the MOOC that went missing. But the … Continue reading

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