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The Rise of the Helicopter Teacher – The Conversation – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education

I agree to some extent what the author is saying here, but his rant on learning objectives is rather weak in my opinion. I’m also not really anti-rubric, and if created correctly, they don’t discourage creative and intellectual thinking. The Rise of the Helicopter Teacher – The Conversation – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher […]

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Do You Reverse

Apparently there are two versions of the video of Flannery O’Connor with you backwards walking chicken. The Pathe News Reel company created two versions of this news reel. One entitled “Unique Chicken Goes in Reverse” appeared to be for the american market. This video is available without sound in the Flannery O’Connor Collection in the […]

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Everything Old is new Again

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The semester is well underway

[pe2-image src=”http://lh5.ggpht.com/-SLYlIGRmb5s/UhUWgnFBhqI/AAAAAAAAFPs/ALQp6GmHRhA/s144-o/IMG_1161.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/102969714731413365481/August212013#5914658435122693794″ caption=”my stress relief takes a different turn.” type=”image” alt=”IMG_1161.PNG” ] As the semester rages, and use whatever sense of the word you’d like, I often find that I’m getting over whelmed again. This is the cycle of things it seems. I’ve tried task management systems. I’ve tried various techniques to encourage myself […]

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Publishing is changing, so why fight it?

[pe2-image src=”http://lh4.ggpht.com/-ISoaypn6Hyw/UdY3e2hWOUI/AAAAAAAADso/LTm8YbJiaBQ/s144-o/IMG_1131.JPG” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/102969714731413365481/7413#5896961765259229506″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”IMG_1131.JPG” ] BuzzFeed’s Reza Aslan Video via Fox News Is a Traffic Bonanza | New Republic. The above article(possible paywall), while discussing an interview that has lot to do with academic writing, actually takes the discussion in another direction that I really like. Marc Tracy finds a story less in […]

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Desk Fort

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Repository Town Here we come

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Liberty Cone

Sometimes you just have to put up a barricade in your office.

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My Thoughts on Institutional Repositories

Institutional Repositories: Trends and Issues What is an Institutional Repository At the core, an Institutional Repository is dedicated to collecting, preserving and providing access to all the intellectual property that an organization creates. In their early years, repositories focused on collecting thesis and dissertation leading to the ETD movement. Today their collecting scope is much […]

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I really live the inter semester quiet. To me it’s the most wonderful time of the year.