Reading: More outsourcing troubles | academeblog.org

From More outsourcing troubles | academeblog.org Eden Moglen quoted in Hank Reichman nails Zoom and the university administrators who have been pushing it in one go: Here too the existing policies and practices are improvisations, based implicitly on the incorrect belief that there is no preferable technological alternative. Even if video-conferencing were a good way… Continue reading Reading: More outsourcing troubles | academeblog.org

Reading: The perennial ‘The Five-Paragraph Essay Must Die’ puffery

Source Slashdot discussions are usually pretty good: sharp, insightful. This one is the equivalent of themewriting. Uninformed, over-determined, mindless recitation of received ideas, with all options removed from the world of discussion. Posturing and posing – the trope of themewriting – passing for consideration. Just as teaching the theme passes for teaching. The discussion needs… Continue reading Reading: The perennial ‘The Five-Paragraph Essay Must Die’ puffery

bookmarks for April 21st, 2012

Delagrange::Technologies of Wonder – fair OV. – (DigitalHumanities erhetoric ) Prof. Jones’s wiki / Class Notes Assignment – Class notes are epistemologically weird. On the one hand, they feel quite private, but, on the other, if your understanding of what went on in class is too idiosyncratic, then you’re likely to do poorly on exams.… Continue reading bookmarks for April 21st, 2012

bookmarks for June 23rd, 2011 through July 29th, 2011

Data journalism at the Guardian: what is it and how do we do it? – Where data touches rhetorical delivery. A little self-serving (We Are The Guardian), but a good starting point for more investigation. – (data data_analysis visualization journalism prezi ) Learning Reimagined: Participatory, Peer, Global, Online – Taming a mini-mooc-like environment, with the… Continue reading bookmarks for June 23rd, 2011 through July 29th, 2011

bookmarks for December 8th, 2010 through December 9th, 2010

Christine Brandel: First Year Composition in Twenty Tweets – Three notes: 1. These tweets aren't teaching; they are a teacher asserting her authority. Looks like teaching, but it isn't. 2. They aren't very good tweets. There's nothing memorable in them, nor concision, just reduction to the simplistic. 3. They sanction a misunderstanding of writing, and… Continue reading bookmarks for December 8th, 2010 through December 9th, 2010

reminder: you can’t force the brand – in class or out

Digital natives, aka Millenials, are defined along marketing lines, an approach which may serve university PR and recruitment (to an extent – as long as you don’t push student expectations beyond classroom realities) but is inappropriate for teaching and learning. Never mind the limited sample that is the basis of characterizing Millennials; and never mind… Continue reading reminder: you can’t force the brand – in class or out

bookmarks for July 19th, 2010 through July 24th, 2010

Kairos PraxisWiki – Repository of brief articles on CMSs and teaching writing – (wiki twwt ) Views: The iPad for Academics – Inside Higher Ed – Solid brief article arguing for the pad as a reader, and looking forward to journals to grow up and start offering a la carte articles to academics, DRM-free. But… Continue reading bookmarks for July 19th, 2010 through July 24th, 2010