Archive for October, 2013

Student data is the new oil: MOOCs, metaphor and money

You can always count on Audrey Watters to ask pointed questions. Here, for instance… if educational data is indeed “the new oil,” how do we make sure that education technology isn’t poised simply to extract value from students? Read more… @HackEducation

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What’s up?

Is it just greed? Is that what is behind the lawsuit over e-reserves and copyright infringement that publishers continue to pursue against Georgia State University? Read on… @ScholarlyCommunication_Duke

The big picture about peer-review

Speaking to a ‘bogus’ paper recently submitted to and accepted by an open access peer-reviewed journal, Scholarly Communications suggests that we look closely at “the limits of the label ‘peer-reviewed’,” adding that, it may be “open access itself that offers a better alternative.” Read more… @ScholarlyCommunications_Duke

MOOCs: corporate welfare for credit

Are MOOC (massive open online course) providers following a familiar strategy deployed by for-profit education in the charter reform movement? Read more…

Form+ adds more flexibility to your Google Forms

Use Google Forms for teaching? This handy tool can accept file uploads making it easier to organize student assignments. @FreeTechforteachers

Merchandising the circ desk: the importance of visual cues

If the intention of the reference desk is teaching then it shouldn’t look like an airline ticket counter or a traditional hotel front desk. Teaching space looks and behaves differently than answering-your-quick-question space. Read more… @TheUbiquituousLibrarian

Show your work | peer to peer review

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