Topic: Technology

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Academic Attention Deficit Disorder

By David Smith

At conferences I sit at the back of the room. I’m a people watcher, and from the back I can observe the […]

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“Hello, Professor Penfold? It’s the fiscal crisis calling.”

By Steve Penfold

By the time this column is published, I will have no telephone in my office. It turns out that phones are really […]

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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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Upgrade Anxiety and the Aging Expert

By Thomas R. Klassen

By definition university professors are experts in their fields. Given the laws of the universe, however, professors are also aging experts. Not […]

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Becoming Prof 2.0

By Melonie Fullick

In October 2010, “So You Want to Get a PhD in the Humanities” was posted on YouTube and began to circulate rapidly […]

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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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Zen and the Art of Metacognition: Quality-Based Discrimination, Peer Assessment & Technology

By Steve Joordens, Dwayne Pare, Lisa-Marie Collimore & Tim Cheng

In 1974, Robert M. Pirsig wrote a book entitled “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”, within which he provided a philosophical […]

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Take Your Online Teaching to the Next Level

By Camille Rutherford

Whether you are teaching a blended course (where a significant portion of the course takes place online) or have been using your […]

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Living Publicly on Campus: Social Media and Its Discontents

By Martin Hand

There’s little point in adopting a reactionary approach to the pervasive use of social media on campus. Members of the university community are deciding how social media works on campus, and they will work through the problems as they arise.

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