A new report on doctoral education calls for graduate programs to take a more public role in solving society's problems and to create clearer career paths for Ph.D.'s outside of research universities. --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/10/2005100706n.htm
Please check out the site http://www.SloanSemester.org/ I was impressed to see the numbers (more than 1000) of online courses that Sloan-C foundation was able to put together for students displaced by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. Please take a look at the catalog.
I had a conversation with Ian last night about texts, pictures, cartoons, comics and movies. Ian is fascinated about cartoons and comics. He thinks that using them is a very good way to teach kids foreign (second) languages. Ian indicated that cartoons and comics help kids learn both the foreign language and the nuances of the language (with the exaggerated facial expressions and gestures). I was pleased to hear this because it supported my eager search for comic books (e.g., Garfield) in Spanish in order to help my son learn Spanish. [Ian also made the comment about why the facial features of...
I just finished a draft chapter for a book series (“New Directions for Adult and Continuing Educationâ€? to be published by Jossey-Bass in 2006). I thought to share it with the edLab community. I would appreciate any comments and critiques.
P.S., my thanks to Jeff and Hui Soo for your previous insights and suggestions.
Attached please find the note that Hui Soo summed up (with some small modifications from Lin) of today's EdLab Seminar session on “how to support teaching through online tutorials/educational programs.â€?
The session was very informative to me. The solutions from both small groups confirmed me of my own belief in creating an active online community of teachers/practitioners, in addition to providing resources, cases, quick tutorials for beginners, good and bad practice examples for professors/instructors about teaching.
The results were not what I had intended, which was...
Donald E. Heller, in a memo to the producer of The Scholar, says it's time to get Ph.D. students some visibility. more
This site (http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/sections/tours/virtual_tour) is a good example of an interactive virtual tour of a large facility. Combining the functionalities of the computer catalog, the virtual tour and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID http://www.rfida.com/walmartrfid.htm) would allow a user to see the location of the physical book regardless of its location.
This also relates to a previous discussion we had on "
Here's a page that has some info of Prof. Renee Cherow-O'Leary's "Peer Review" Project and some interview clips:
Here's the interview on "Barry Rosen discusses The Afghan Education Project with Professor Renee Cherow-O'Leary"[Quicktime] (or access it at http://www.tc.edu/afghanproject/?cat=news&id=4823)
Three scholars – two of them former presidents – analyze data that suggest that female candidates may best men in a key area of college leadership. more
I should add that, what attracted me in this article was this comment: " ... female presidents extend their gaze to include new ventures and risk taking in curriculum, student social programs and living arrangements, community involvement, and faculty appointment, promotion and tenure. Their attitudes, values and actions portray broader notions of how one can inspire institutio...
Cole Camplese talks about innovative uses for collaborative spaces and Podcast in distance learning in higher education:
http://necc.dmit.asu.edu/archives/2005/06/cole_camplse.htm and then click on the link.