August 2016 archive

Academic Computing

After taking a queue from a few of the other students in class… I, too, decided to look beyond the realm of the posted blogs and find another blog to follow to add more diversity to the conversation. I tripped upon the “Academic Computing” blog, written by Neil Brown. He is a education computing researcher …

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What does “Pedagogy” even mean?

In an effort to find a unique blog that would be less likely for multiple students to follow, I went to trusted Google and searched for the top higher ed blogs. EdTech posted a great list of the “50 Must-Read Higher Ed IT Blogs” of the year. After quite a bit of skimming to find …

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The Chronicle of Higher Education – Scholars Talk Writing

Steven Pinker is interviewed regarding his style of scholarly writing and discusses his view that scholarly writing should be accessible to non-scholars as well as scholars in this article. He gives examples of tactics that he uses  such as inserting whimsy, writing clearly and an extensive review process. He also points out some of the …

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The Chronicle of Higher Education – What Are Your Experiences with Cheating?

Technology has opened many doors since the beginning of it’s use in the academic world. With copious amounts of information available to students with just the click of a mouse, it’s no surprise that some have taken advantage of and/or capitalized on the opportunity. I think this poses an interesting question of whether or not …

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Inside Higher Ed- Even Professors Hate Group Work

This article is about why Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder believes that group work for professors, as well for others, helps benefit them. While we know that collaborative work helps students prepare for their future in the real world where some people working at their jobs have to work together to share ideas, concerns, and get the …

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The Chronicle of Higher Education- What Is a ‘Serious Academic’? Social-Media Critique Provokes a Backlash

I found this article VERY fitting considering our discussion on social media and formal and informal writing on Tuesday evening. Should a persons academic enthusiasm for social media posts make them a greater employee ( especially as a researcher)? Scholars argue that their passion and enthusiasm should be more focused on research and development, not …

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“Scholars Talk Writing” ~ Chronicle of Higher Education

This is a continuing series in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Scholars Talk Writing and would be an excellent choice for someone to follow and comment on this term! Remember, we have a campus site license to The Chronicle and if you create an account in campus, you have full access off-campus with your login or …

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Plagiarism in the news…

Occurrences of plagiarism are frequently in the news. Today’s was from Mexico’s president and his undergraduate law thesis.

Welcome to our News Blog for Scholars & Scholarship in a Digital Age

As part of our exploration of scholars and scholarship in the 21st century, we will post news and current awareness items from the listservs, blogs, and news sites that everyone is following.  The expectation is that everyone will post ONE item per week and comment on at least TWO items each week.  Try to make …

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