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)