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 assessment of sources, social media, and copyright. The students were also introduced to a variety … Read moreEmpowering Student Researchers | Inspiring Future Librarians

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 the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning and released today after months of checks and … Read moreA virtual analysis

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 on Tuesday filed commentsasking the Federal Communications Commission to preserve net neutrality. The comments came less … Read moreQuickWire: College and Library Groups Petition FCC on Net Neutrality (Chronicle)

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 and other areas. From the filing, with the Securities and Exchange Commission: The review, which … Read moreEducation Dept. Will Review For-Profit U. of Phoenix (Chronicle)

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 her bachelor’s degree. But recently she’s been racing forward, racking up 50 credits in just … Read moreCollege, on Your Own (Chronicle)

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 university is offering few clarifying details to the public, which has been left to piece … Read moreU. of Zurich Says Professor Deleted MOOC to Raise Student Engagement (Chronicle)