As my Kindle gathers dust, I realize that paper — in whatever form — is something I just can’t do without.
At 10:20 tomorrow, here on On Campus I’ll be live-blogging the discussion that MPR’s The Daily Circuit is having with both a professor and an entrepreneur on the future of online education — and online universities, to be exact. Are they the future? Or, as The Daily Circuit puts it more compellingly: How will online Read more →
A commentary in City College News, the student paper of Minneapolis Community and Technical College, says the college needs to assess students’ computer skills before they start taking classes. It argues they need to overcome any technology gap stemming from their age, income or culture if they are to succeed in their studies: … Older Read more →
“We’re trying to get to their level. Students are texting. They’re using apps. So we’re adjusting.” — Graduate assistant John Edmonds, who specializes in new media for Minnesota State University – Moorhead’s university college office, on how the university is now texting students important information instead of e-mailing it. Apparently, a number of students weren’t Read more →
Ah, so this is what an official “water-bottle-filling station” or “hydration station” looks like. Advocate photo editor Jessica Fleming recently caught it in action at MSU-Moorhead. Note the functionality breakthroughs: The user’s mouth never has to approach the fluid-dispensory component, which makes the station much more accessible than its Water 1.0 counterparts. The interface is clearly Read more →
UW-Madison spokesman Brian Rust tells the Wisconsin State Journal why Madison and five other universities — including the University of Minnesota — are buying electronic textbooks in bulk to lower prices in a pilot project starting this semester: “We’re hoping it will not only make texts more accessible in terms of being on a number Read more →
Those Oles must love their college. I’m still getting e-mail about my visit to St. Olaf last month. My little piece on the chicken wrap at the Lion’s Cage also seems to have touched a minor environmental nerve, judging from feedback I’ve received. (After seeing so much environmental consciousness at the school, at the time Read more →
St. Cloud State University sounds like it’s working on some sort of boost in how it and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system provides online education. President Earl Potter is teaming up with Provost Devinder Malhotra to “reinvent” the online game, the school announced yesterday. In a news release, Malhotra says: “The Read more →