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13 years ago
While looking for information on Sacvan Bercovitch's The American Jeremiad using Google, I came across The Berkman Center's H2O. I was immediately intrigued; how, I wondered, is a playlist different from a syllabus, what would I find looking around this site? Watch their video, browse the site; it is pretty interesting.
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13 years ago
Does anyone know of any good book review databases? We are thinking about creating a database of TCR book reviews, and are looking for compelling models. I often visit Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, I have visited education book reviews and education review. I don't think any of these do what we want to do–though Notre Dame comes the closest (good design, strong reviews, decent usability). As such: What are better models?
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13 years ago
Miranda Fricker, one of my favorite contemporary philosophers, is publishing Epistemic injustice: Power and the ethics of knowing with Cambridge UP later this year. While the press has nothing listed on their site for this title yet, the entire manuscript can be read at Birbeck ePrints, an online archive developed by Birbeck College. The site itself is not very user friendly or innovative. I came for the conten...
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13 years ago
Read this article to learn how teen Lonelygirl used YouTube as a platform to launch herself into fame and online stardom! Perhaps it is time for Phil to post a few diary entries on YouTube! "One cute teen's online diary is probably a hoax. It's also the birth of a new art form."
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13 years ago
Recently, I have spent a lot of time on the Tanner Lectures website. It is a tremendous resource; here is an archive of lectures given by some of the smartest and most interesting people writing today. Similarly, I came across another archive site, this time with video. The Simpson Center hosts a lecture series featuring some tremendous speakers. Having spent some time on these sites, I wonder: What can they do better? In particular, is there something about the...
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13 years ago
If anyone is looking for DVDs about education to put on their Netflix queue, I can recommend two movies I recently viewed. To Be and to Have is a documentary about a one room school in rural France. In stark contrast to the almost bucolic nature of this film is The Boys of Baraka a film about an experimental program that takes 6th and 7th gra...
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The Commission on the Future of Higher Education just released the 3rd draft off their report on what it anticipates the overall direction, or lack of direction in higher education for the coming decades. Requested by the Secretary of Education, the report can be downloaded for review through the Inside Higher Ed publication. I briefly reviewed the report and there appears to be limited information. Overall the report focuses on need-based financial aid, cultural accountability and productive innovation, and global aca...
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Companies from Nike to Publishers are looking for ways to engage people to build an audience for advertisers. A recent Business Week story includes several interesting models for our consideration. Note that the NY Times new website design has resulted in a 12% increase in traffic.
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13 years ago
In an article about online advertising (“The ultimate marketing machineâ€?), The Economist featured Snap.com. The founder of the site, Bill Gross–who also founded Idealab, a group responsible for creating Overture, which “pioneered the market for “paid searchâ€? or “pay-per-clickâ€? advertisingâ€?–is pursuing the “Holy Grailâ€? of advertising: CPA. CPA is a model where advertisers only pay for advertising if they sell their produc...
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13 years ago
The Australian paper The Age ran an interesting article on academic blogging. In it, the author described edublogs/org, a site that provides and hosts free blogs for teachers, researchers, librarians and other educational professionals. They feature recent posts, so it is fairly easy to get a sense of the quality of these blogs by scanning this page. The issue...
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