Users will not be able to opt out of having their... →
infoneer-pulse: The ubiquitous “like” is currency for brands, and Facebook is giving them a new way to collect: an ad unit that shows up on the right-hand side of the screen it calls “sponsored stories.” The settings that exist for users to control whose feeds they see and who sees their feed also apply to the sponsored stories. Users, however, will not be able to opt out of having their...
It will be easy to improve that assignment the next time I teach this course....– When Perceptions Don’t Match Reality in the Classroom ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Changing Dynamic of Online Education →
The convenience of attending classes online is enough on its own to move the education industry strongly towards an online heavy bias. The ability to complete a degree from the comfort of one’s own home, while juggling kids, work schedules, etc. is a life-changer for a lot of people. I like to imagine a future program where college students take an online course at night, while gaining...
Explore your LinkedIn network visually with InMaps →
LinkedIn has been having some fun with their data lately. They opened up the career tree a couple of months ago, and today they announced InMap to visualize your links as a network diagram. They call it InMap: InMaps is an interactive visual representation of your professional universe that answers all of the above questions. It’s a great way to understand the relationships between you and...
Some people to recommend today
Why can’t this be like Little League T-Ball where you can vote more than once? </nonsensical simile> girlwithalessonplan, who put together this list of Tumblr teachers teachingtoday positivelypersistentteach gjmueller psithinkyousareawesomez thingsforteachers adventuresinlearning :cough: world-shaker :cough:
My Favorite Higher Ed Photo Cliches →
It’s funny because colleges do this in an effort to seem overly great. Please click through for them all. It’s worth it. As promised last week, here’s a guided tour through some of my favorite higher ed stock photography cliches. If I happen to be editing your photo gallery for launch, these are the babies that are going to go. 1. People studying in obviously forced groups...
Hey! You! You over there! Yes, you! The one reading their Dashboard! Sorry for all the exclamation points, but it’s Tuesday, and you know what that means… That’s right, Dana’s bringing in doughnuts/donuts. Mmm…doughnuts/donuts. But that’s beside the point. It’s also Tumblr Tuesday, which means it’s the one time of the week you can recommend...
Future Journalism Project: Pope Benedict Blesses... →
futurejournalismproject: Already the most tech-savvy pontif in the long history of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI has blessed conferred his blessing upon the social networking phenomenon that has revolutionized the way we communicate. In a message entitled, “Truth, proclamation and authenticity of life in…
Tips and Tricks for Teaching Online: How to Teach... →
This paper summarizes some of the best ideas and practices gathered from successful online instructors and recent literature. Suggestions include good online class design, syllabus development, and online class facilitation offering hints for success for both new and experienced online instructors.
State of Washington to Offer Online Materials,... →
It’s a question that students, and a growing number of their professors, are asking: Why require students to buy expensive textbooks every year, when the Internet is awash in information, much of it free? After all, the words of Plato have not changed in the past 2,000 years, nor has basic algebra. Washington State’s financially strapped Legislature, which foots much of the textbook...
I wake up every day and I stretch out my arms and if I don’t feel any wood on...– Off-topic quote, but I enjoyed it. Maurice Franklin, Wood Turner | Spitalfields Life
Creator Of Million Dollar Homepage Makes Do... →
PopJam CEO Alex Tew, the guy behind the internet phenomenon Million Dollar Homepage, has now gone the opposite extreme. Along with developer Ben Dowling, he has created Do Nothing For 2 Minutes, a site whose purpose is pretty self-explanatory. Anyone going for the high score?
Tumblr's been in and out...
…again. Not posting anything new until I feel this has been resolved.
Steelers 24, Jets 19, GO GREEN BAY.
I’m a Browns fan. My expectations are a bit lower. Maybe just a .500 season? Please guys? Maybe?
Using a feed from the Transport for London website, the alarm app knows if your...– New Tube alarm iPhone app wakes you up earlier if there are delays | Metro.co.uk (via interestingsnippets)
Blogging Sites to Use in High School →
notajournalist: The school I’m student teaching at is going to a 1:1 initiative this spring semester and I’m extremely excited to be working with this opportunity. When I was in high school, one teacher had us keep blogs. Most of our posts were responses to our readings and answers to…