Carol Wittig

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Academic Issue ~ Open Textbooks

This is an excellent overview and discussion on the topic of Open Textbooks.  It is also an issue that could be used for final papers and projects. “An Open Perspective on Interactive Textbooks” – Jim Fowler. EDUCAUSE Review (August 22, 2016)

Internet Trolls — Another View…

Here is an interesting counter view to our KM article read — “How to Tame an Internet Troll” This view argues that trolls provide a useful function in society — “Why We Meed Trolls…“

Twitter and Tenure

Following on our class discussions on Social Media and Twitter as forums for scholarship and the question of “appropriate” spaces comes into play – here is a post from today’s InsideHigherEd as an Association publishes a committee report on Social Media and its impact on Tenure decisions, “Twitter Your Way to Tenure.”

Swales ~ still part of the conversation…

From a blog post today in The Chronicle from Lingua Franca, John Swales is cited as having “changed the life” of the author — regarding the dilemma of the “unattended this” in written scholarship In 2009, when I was teaching an upper-level grammar course that I called “Grammar Boot Camp,” the students and I read an …

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Categorizing & Tagging Posts

As the blog starts to expand with posts from Assignments and News Items, please remember to add a TAG to highlight the content (AAR #1 and AAR #2 for this week’s assignments) AND add a CATEGORY — is it an Assignment (AAR #1 and AAR #2), a NEWS update, or an ANNOUNCEMENT (these will mostly …

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Posts

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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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