A Crisis of Vast Quantities in Academia?

Mark Bauerline’s essay, “Reading, Writing, and the Profession,” in The Chronicle Review: Brainstorm for this date deals with the increasingly apparent problem of expecting students to read a lot, and fast, while expecting faculty to publish a lot, and fast, a double crisis of overproduction and increased consumption that is part of the commercialization and […]

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Questioning ICTs in the Classroom

In a March 11, 2008, article in Inside Higher Ed (“Harsh Realities About Virtual Ones“), Michael Bugeja (director of the Greenlee School at Iowa State University and author of Interpersonal Divide: The Search for Community in a Technological Age), argues that we need to be far more sceptical about calls for “engagement” using new communication […]

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