IBM recently announced the 2011 Smarter Planet Faculty Innovation Award program, a competition designed to encourage the thoughtful development and incorporation of Smarter Commerce, Smarter Communication and Smarter Energy skills into existing Marketing, Business and IT curricula. Awards will be US $10,000.
Nominations opened the week of May 16 and remain open until September 1, [...]
Louis Menand, author of The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University, will discuss “What Every College Graduate Needs to Know” at 5 p.m. Thursday, 2/24. Menand, an English professor, asserts that universities are stuck in the past, failing to take into account dramatic changes in students and technology.
He will speak in [...]
Ben Wildavsky, author of The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World (Princeton University Press, 2010), and co-editor of Reinventing Higher Education: The Promise of Innovation (expected this year from Harvard Education Press), speaks tonight, Feb. 21, at 5 p.m. in the Gothic Reading Room in Perkins Library. Wildavsky is the third [...]
What should be the purpose of higher education? How should it be funded? What role should institutions such as Duke play in the higher education ecosystem? What implications does a changing educational landscape have for teaching? These and other questions are the focus of Duke’s spring speaker series, Re-imagining the Academy. [...]
As the holiday shopping catalogs and ads roll in, you may notice QR codes included to provide additional information about products.
A QR (Quick Response) code is graphic image which can be read quickly by a mobile phone through its camera. The app then takes the user directly to a website, video, text message, phone number or other information.
Both students and faculty use the first day of class to get a sense of what the semester will hold: will this be one of the best courses ever, or an hour of suffering three times a week?
If you are still looking for ideas, check out MERLOT ELIXR – a repository of short [...]
Because free and open access to knowledge is critical for a free and open society, educators should be contributors to and supporters of free and open access to educational materials. So argues Carolina Rossini* in her article in this month’s Educause Review.
MIT’s OpenCourseWare project is the oldest and best known university [...]
Duke faculty are invited to a free workshop on enhancing diversity in the curriculum, to be held Aug. 18, 2010 at UNC-Chapel Hill. The workshop will include a presentation by an expert in curriculum diversity as well as discussion of strategies for making your curriculum more inclusive and diverse.
The plenary Speaker is Kathryn M. [...]
Princeton is one of the schools partnering with Amazon around uses of the Kindle in higher education. While many of the other schools in the pilot program are focusing on electronic textbooks, Princeton is especially interested in reducing printing. The Library and OIT at Princeton are co-sponsoring the pilot project, with support [...]
Michigan State University’s student newspaper states that prospective students now have an option between writing a personal statement or submitting a multimedia supplement to complete the university application. Applicants can upload a personal videos to public Web sites like YouTube and then send the clips to a site that forwards videos to university admissions [...]
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