Is Google Making Students Stupid? (The Atlantic)

NICK ROMEO SEP 30 2014, 2:55 PM ET Outsourcing menial tasks to machines can seem liberating, but it may be robbing a whole generation of certain basic mental abilities.  One of the oldest metaphors for human interaction with technology is the relationship of master and slave. Aristotle imagined that technology could replace slavery if devices … Read moreIs Google Making Students Stupid? (The Atlantic)

3 ‘Game Changing’ Ideas From an Ed-Tech Start-Up Competition (Chronicle)

October 2, 2014 by Jeffrey R. Young [original post here.] Orlando, Fla. — More than two dozen start-up technology companies exhibited at this week’s Educause conference, making their pitches in a section of the exhibit hall the group calls “start-up alley.” Some of the companies are led by recent graduates, others by professors, and many competed in the group’s Game … Read more3 ‘Game Changing’ Ideas From an Ed-Tech Start-Up Competition (Chronicle)

Google-Stalking Job Candidates: Tempting but Risky (Chronicle)

October 3, 2014 By Audrey Williams June With the academic-hiring season under way, some search-committee members will turn to the Internet to conduct a little due diligence on potential future colleagues. In short, they’re going to Google them. Official job applications—the carefully crafted curriculum vitae, idealistic teaching statements, glowing letters of reference—are meant to represent … Read moreGoogle-Stalking Job Candidates: Tempting but Risky (Chronicle)

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started Teaching Online (TLT Group)

FridayLive! What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started Teaching Online Date: October 3, 2014 Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET – free to all Presenters: Nancy Rhodes, Language Education Consultant, Center for Applied Linguistics;  Lisa Star, EDUCAUSE – Program Manager, Online Programs; Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey – TLT Group. Candid exchange among first-time online teachers, experienced academic support … Read moreWhat I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started Teaching Online (TLT Group)

Optimism About MOOCs Fades in Campus IT Offices (Chronicle)

October 1, 2014 by Rebecca Koenig MOOC fever is cooling, at least among campus information-technology administrators, according to the 2014 edition of the Campus Computing Survey, an annual report on technology in higher education. While a little more than half of last year’s respondents thought MOOCs “offer a viable model for the effective delivery of online … Read moreOptimism About MOOCs Fades in Campus IT Offices (Chronicle)

30-Minute, Free Webcasts for Educators (Chronicle on behalf of Turnitin)

October 7 The Gamification of Learning: Producing Tighter, More Timely Feedback for Increased Student Success In this webcast, Zandree Stidham (Department Chair of Communications at the University of New Mexico) will share current research behind the gamification of learning, discuss the intersection of gaming and student engagement, and share strategies for deploying game-based approaches in … Read more30-Minute, Free Webcasts for Educators (Chronicle on behalf of Turnitin)