Holiday Weekend Readings

Happy Canada Day / Happy Fourth O’July
Here’s some more education + technology reading for your enjoyment:

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How to Prepare Professors Who Thought They’d Never Teach Online
By Jeffrey R. Young June 21, 2016
http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Prepare-Professors-Who/236873

The Die-Hard University: Despite its critics now and over the ages, the university has somehow endured into its ninth century
By James Axtell  June 20, 2016
https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/06/20/historian-evaluates-universities-beginning-until-now-essay

What a Microsoft-Owned LinkedIn Means for Education
By Dian Schaffhauser June 20, 2016
https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/06/20/what-a-microsoft-owned-linkedin-means-for-education.aspx

An Elsevier African Megajournal Proposal:  Re-colonizing the university in Africa?
by Eva Gray  June 23, 2016
http://www.gray-area.co.za/2016/06/23/an-elsevier-african-megajournal-proposal-re-colonizing-the-university-in-africa/

‘Indistinguishable from reality’: Elon Musk says we’re probably living in a simulation – here’s the science
by Mark Robert Anderson June 23, 2016
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/indistinguishable-from-reality-elon-musk-says-were-probably-living-in-a-simulation-heres-the-science

This Simple Computer Game Seriously Boosts Children’s Math Skills
by Robin Andrews  June 16, 2016
http://www.iflscience.com/brain/simple-computer-game-seriously-boosts-childrens-math-skills/all/

Preparing for ‘Era of Data Ubiquity’: Researchers convene to discuss how the deluge of data collected about students can be used to benefit higher education without compromising privacy.
By Carl Straumsheim   June 28, 2016
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/06/28/researchers-outline-guidelines-ethical-use-student-data

U of T’s Citizen Lab and Open Effect develop privacy watchdog tool for Canadian consumers
By Adrienne Harry  June 24, 2016
https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-s-citizen-lab-and-open-effect-develop-privacy-watchdog-tool-canadian-consumers

Learning More About Active Learning
by David Gooblar  June 29, 2016
https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1457-learning-more-about-active-learning

Internet Trends 2016 – Code Conference
by Mary Meeker  June 1, 2016
http://www.kpcb.com/internet-trends

Evaluation of Lecture Capture Appliances
by Raul Burriel and Christopher Dechter  June 2016
http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/streaming/files/2016/06/lecture-capture-report.pdf

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