Topic: Online education

University of California’s break with the biggest academic publisher could shake up scholarly publishing for good

Libraries subscribe digitally to academic journals – and are left with nothing in the stacks when the contract expires. Eric Chan/Flickr, CC […]

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Can we really teach ‘Indigenizing’ courses online?

On April 16, Canadians — and internet users around the world — have the opportunity to participate in “Indigenous Canada,” a Massive […]

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Why the web has challenged scientists’ authority – and why they need to adapt

Academia is in the midst of a crisis of relevance. Many Americans are ignoring the conclusions of scientists on a variety of […]

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Are books ready for the dustbin of history?

By Janet Miron and Joan Sangster, faculty members at Trent University

Are books a condition of our labour? Do we need libraries with stacks and physical collections? Recent discussions within libraries across the […]

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Massively Open Online Embarassment

By Steve Penfold

Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) may be the way of the future, but they show every sign of disrupting my intricate bargain […]

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The MOOC bubble and the attack on public education

By Aaron Bady

MOOCs are the hot new educational trend, garnering headlines around the world. But the hype conceals a speculative bubble, a gamble where public higher education has everything to lose and business interests have everything to gain.

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“Universities need to innovate, but put down the sledgehammer”

Over on the Inside Agenda Blog, there is an excellent piece by Emmett Macfarlane, a professor at the University of Waterloo. In […]

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Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller

Coursera, or Socrates was not a Content Provider: The University of Toronto and Coursera Agreement

By Craig Butosi

The Globe and Mail reported recently that the University of Toronto was the latest signatory to an agreement with Coursera, a Web-based […]

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The Massive Open Online Professor

By Stephen Carson and Jan Philipp Schmidt

The new open and social technologies may allow academics to have their cake and eat it, too. A professor can be a […]

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Challenges, Opportunities, and New Expectations

By Sidneyeve Matrix

Last term, having received a request from the campus Disability Services Office, I asked my lecture class of 700 students for volunteers […]

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