Open Access Explained

If you are a librarian, you may be aware that it's Open Access Week. If you are a faculty member, you may have heard the term open access spoken to…


Geography Intrudes

Marketplace recently did a story on massive online courses - nothing too earth shattering, but it did draw attention to the fact that some of the biggest players are for-profit…


Teaching with Teleconference Tips

This semester, I've worked with a number of faculty who are using teleconferencing technology in the classroom. So far, we've had faculty members simultaneously teaching sessions to their students and…

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Scalar and the Knotted Line

Right now, someone is doing something incredibly cool and you've never heard of it. Maybe, you've never imagined it. Even with our overly interconnected world, cool things can pass you…


Building the perfect MOOC

As proof that the idea of online education is (one might say 'finally') gaining traction in many disparate fields, a recent episode of Econtalk discussed the topic: Arnold Kling, economist…

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Dropbox Space Race

It's 2012 and the Space Shuttle Endeavour recently crawled through Los Angeles. Think the space race is over? Not according to Dropbox. The service launched a marketing strategy in the form…


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