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The Case for Laptops in the Classroom

C21U Blog Feed - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:16
by: Lauren Margulieux

Banning laptops in classrooms is a mistake, despite the intuitively compelling and research-supported reasons for doing so. These reasons highlight the ways that laptop misuse hurts learning, suggesting that instructors must ban laptops if they care about student learning. Banning laptops treats the symptom (the misuse of laptops) and not the problem (ineffective learning techniques).

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Academic Freedom is a Two Way Street

C21U Blog Feed - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:58
by: Rich DeMillo

Academic Freedom is a Two Way Street

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Campus Closed -Campus Matters

C21U Blog Feed - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:45
by: Michael Haggans

It is just a matter of time until your campus will be closed. Usually it will be temporary. Sometimes it will be permanent.

Whether by snow and ice, wind, fire, flood, civil disorder or bankruptcy, you may be certain that your campus will be closed. It is just a matter of when and how long the closure will last. Even a brief closing provides a glimpse of higher education without the comfortable assumption of shared space and time – the familiar functionality of a campus.

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The Big Data Privacy Problem for Open College Courses

C21U Blog Feed - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:52
by: Rich DeMillo  The Big Data Privacy Problem for Open College Courses


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When Mobs Roam the Halls of Ivy

C21U Blog Feed - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:05
by: Rich DeMillo

It dawned on me during the recent saloon brawl at the University of Texas over exactly when and on whose terms President William Powers would leave office that the nation’s top research universities could succumb to the rule of self-interested and unaccountable mobs.

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