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Tim Carmody wrote recently in Wired about his disappointment that the e-publishing startup Push Pop Press, makers of software for writers and publishers to turn their books into interactive e-books for the iPad, was recently acquired by Facebook. Facebook has no plans to get into the publishing business--they just wanted the technology that Push Pop developed to produce a better Facebook for the iOS platform. Push Pop published merely a single book (by Al Gore on the environment) bef...
An article on the Chronicle of Higher Education website alerted me to the announcement of a government challenge to build an app that would help prevent sexual assault and dating violence. As I read the description of the challenge and the vision for the app, it was encouraging to see that the White House is acknowledging the problem of sexual assault and calling for action to start preventing it (as the cha...
An article about grade inflation published yesterday in Teachers College Record has attracted a lot of media
Recently, I came across this article in Education Week on the Mills Teacher Scholars project based at Mills College in Oakland, California. Instead of bringing in (and paying for) outside consultants to interpret data culled from the classroom and recommend changes based on it, teachers who are part of the scholars program meet monthly to discuss their students' learning, look at data they themselves have collected while teaching, and figure out ...