Tag Archives: Technology and Academia

Coolest. Job. Ever.

So, initially, I shared the quirky reason my student gave for her scheduled advising appointment to spread the light-hearted wealth offered to me by my advisees. Then my Colleague Megan chimed in and shared how it inspired her to create … Continue reading

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Where Are We Now?

Read this, please. http://thesabloggers.org/2009/07/is-whuffie-a-good-thing/ I wonder where we are with this now? I know I’ve been asking “why not” since I started using facebook in my daily advising praxis back in 2005. But I suspect more of the SA collaborative … Continue reading

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Throw the baby out?

News: Searching For Better Research Habits – Inside Higher Ed. So, I encourage you to read the above-linked IHE article, but I’ll give you a brief idea of its point. Students tend to misuse search engines (Google and JSTOR alike) … Continue reading

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Well, Duh!!

The Latest Stay-in-School Tool for College Students: Facebook – Wired Campus – The Chronicle of Higher Education. I almost can’t bring myself to write a rant about how I, and all my Social Media-Friendly Colleagues, have been saying this all … Continue reading

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A Case In Point of a Little Knowledge Being a Dangerous Thing

Battles Around Nation Over Proposed Mosques – NYTimes.com. To sort of “spit ball” a bit on the topic I posted yesterday about Bill Gates’ call for the world to self-educate via the internet, what sort of deep research do you … Continue reading

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Get Over Yourself, Bill!

Bill Gates: In Five Years The Best Education Will Come From The Web. I usually like the things Bill Gates has to say on the topic of education, but I think he’s way off base here. I agree that text … Continue reading

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FERPA and E-Mail in the Cloud…I Don’t Get the Concern

In this article, and those linked from it in support, FERPA is cited as a concern for moving Faculty and Staff to cloud-based email accounts (i.e. g-mail’s “mymail” accounts). Here’s what I don’t get. Since most potentially FERPA-violating communications happen between … Continue reading

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