Science’s historical progress can’t be assumed. It has to be reclaimed, re-established. That’s more difficult in a fragmented information space geared for extremism. The post The Information Landscape — How Do We Tackle the Problems Caused by Silicon Valley?
The world’s oldest library has been reopened, and this video explores the connection between its founder and the architect who restored it. The post The Woman Behind the World’s Oldest Library, and the Woman Who Led the Effort to Restore It appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen .
Demographics and budgets are forcing the workhorses of higher education to reinvent themselves. But political realities have a way of hampering change.
ProfHacker has been writing posts for a long time now, and in addition to all the evergreen posts about writing and syllabus design and so forth, we’ve also covered a lot of tech. I’ve been kicking around the idea of an occasional series called “Is This Still a Thing?,” in which I look back at an app, service, or gadget we’ve reviewed, and briefly update readers on its status.
One of the things I’ve learned from #OpenLearning17 has been the ability to use Hypothes.is to collaboratively read something online. Hypothes.is is free software that allows one to annotate any webpage as one is reading. The annotations are a layer “on top of” the webpage.
Our weekly education news roundup: State officials criticize DeVos on student loan protections; and typos torpedo some grant applications for low-income students. (Image credit: Olivier Douliery/Getty Images)
Blog: Technology and Learning Are you chatting with your campus colleagues about the big Purdue / Kaplan news? (See Purdue’s Bold Move ). My guess is that reactions from folks who work at smaller schools will fall into 1 of 3 categories : Category 1 : Interesting – but probably not that big a deal for us.
Former archbishop backs move to get David Irving’s works off Manchester University public shelves amid ‘extremist views’ Rowan Williams , the former archbishop of Canterbury, has backed a campaign to get books by David Irving, a Holocaust denier, removed from open display at Manchester University library.
University stops short of fully divesting its $36bn endowment from coal, oil and gas but green groups welcome the breakthrough after a five-year campaign Harvard University is “pausing” investments in some fossil fuel interests following a five-year campaign by some students and environment groups to pressure the university to divest itself from coal, oil and gas.