Monthly Archives: March 2016

Exploring Virtual Reality in Education – DML Central

When looking at the state of digital media and learning today, virtual reality (VR) is barely a blip in many of the broader conversations. Much of the work being done focuses on peer-to-peer learning and practices of social pedagogy, which are in many ways, the opposite of the current state of VR. About 20 years ago, VR in education had something of a research heyday. A search on Google scholar turns up thousands of results between 1991-1999. While the research never slowed, the technology never became accessible enough for virtual reality to become mainstream.That is changing

Source: Exploring Virtual Reality in Education – DML Central

Reading as a Social Act – DML Central

It’s commonly acknowledged that writing is a social act. What does it mean to write online? When we write in the digital age, we are writing to share and to connect. But, what about the act of reading? I open this reflection by quoting myself from a prior DML post: These days, the role of the reader is much like the role of the learner (in a 21st century digitized context). I see a kind of inherent transformation in both of these roles. Reading used to be a more solitary act, bound to a private and

Source: Reading as a Social Act – DML Central

Punting on Higher-Ed Reform; or, Austerity is For Other People | The Tattooed Professor

In the pre-Civil War United States, there was a burgeoning literature and rhetoric that sang the praises of chattel slavery with increasing gusto in response to the abolitionist critique that also …

Source: Punting on Higher-Ed Reform; or, Austerity is For Other People | The Tattooed Professor

University Press Redux: Preserving Heritage, Charting The Future | The Scholarly Kitchen

University presses are enjoying something of a renaissance in the UK, as was evident at the recent University Press Redux conference in Liverpool. Why is this, and how are presses trying to reconci…

Source: University Press Redux: Preserving Heritage, Charting The Future | The Scholarly Kitchen

A Wave of Sexual-Assault Cases Kindles Anger on Baylor’s Campus – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Incidents involving the Baptist university’s powerhouse football team have unsettled many students. Now the administration is taking action on a problem that activists say runs deeper than sports.

Source: A Wave of Sexual-Assault Cases Kindles Anger on Baylor’s Campus – The Chronicle of Higher Education