Executive Summary: A variety of higher education institutions and corporations are currently engaged in creating products for Digital Asset Management (DAM) and Institutional Repositories. Of these products, only the Open Source products were investigated because of the overwhelming cost of most corporate products. Of these remaining, DSpace, Fedora, GNU ePrints and ETD-db were investigated for features, functionality, user in...
Three scholars – two of them former presidents – analyze data that suggest that female candidates may best men in a key area of college leadership. more
I should add that, what attracted me in this article was this comment: " ... female presidents extend their gaze to include new ventures and risk taking in curriculum, student social programs and living arrangements, community involvement, and faculty appointment, promotion and tenure. Their attitudes, values and actions portray broader notions of how one can inspire institutio...
Because there is an ever-growing list of projects on everbody's plate, I thought I'd take a moment to assess the Media Group's workload going into the second half of the summer. Below are a list of the projects I can think of off the top of my head in no particular order...
I have posted a synthesis of our edLab Seminar planning meeting from yesterday (July 13). Feel free to comment on any of the "Questions Raised," "Resolved Issues," or "Action Items."
Inside Higher Ed. has an article about an anthropology professor who decided to go "undercover" as a freshman. The article is generating a lot of comments, and I am in the process of getting a review copy for TCR.
Here is an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal about distance learning, math education, and outsourcing. I think it raises some interesting possibilities for TC.
Attached is a summary of the newly designed "Collaboration Support/Reserve a Space" system. It reflects a great deal of the thinking and work the design team did last Thursday. At the same time, the small group (Anthony, Gary, Brian, and I) had to make some choices about which features to include/exclude (or delay until a later date). For the most part, these decisions were based on feasibility (for Fall implementation), finanical constraints, and current software development capacity. This does not mean we have forgotten about any of the ideas (e.g. touch screens outside every room, mag locks...
When they say that the internet is a great leveler, this may be what they mean. Check out this podcast on the hurricane coverage.
Cole Camplese talks about innovative uses for collaborative spaces and Podcast in distance learning in higher education:
http://necc.dmit.asu.edu/archives/2005/06/cole_camplse.htm and then click on the link.
For my final paper for Prof. Black's Text Understanding & Design class, I'm going to do an analysis of the ways formal taxonomies relate sets of information (ie- the ways that humans categorize information, articles, etc.) versus the ways that the semantic structure of documents relate sets of information (using Latent Semantic Analysis- Landauer, Foltz, Laham 1998). This analysis should have implications for the ways that websites provide access to information and the efforts made by institutions to categorize information (Library of Congress, etc.). T...