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Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions

Dan Rothstein & Luz Santana, Harvard Education Press, 2011 The authors are directors of the appropriately named Right Question Institute (RQI) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Isn’t this the single most important change we can make as educators? The authors make two … Continue reading

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Being global while sounding local

David Eastwood (guest writer), vice chancellor of the University of Birmingham in Britain, WorldWise: Commentary from globetrotting higher-education thinkers (blog), The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 7, 2013 Another iteration of ‘think globally, act locally/institutionally’? Traditionally a university has been … Continue reading

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‘Online technology’s most profound effect on education may be to make human interaction more important than ever’ (Nature)

This sentence in the conclusion of ‘Online learning: Campus 2.0,’ really resonated with me. This feature on how Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) transform higher education, and what kind of research this transformation stimulates, was published today in Nature. For … Continue reading

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‘When outstanding becomes so easily available, average is over’

This is the concluding sentence of Tom Friedman’s summary of a recent conference hosted by MIT and Harvard on ‘Online Learning and the Future of Residential Education,’ a k a ‘How can colleges charge $50,000 a year if my kid … Continue reading

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