May 2012

Professor 2.0

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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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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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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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Tenure and Academic Freedom: The Beginning of the End

By Benjamin Ginsberg

Since the Second World War, Canadian and American universities have offered faculty members tenure, the promise of lifetime employment to those who […]

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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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