This may be a bit hard to read, so click on the full article here by Jason Priem on the London School of Economics Web site.
“As a student it’s really frustrating to hear. Because it’s like, ‘I thought you were here to help me learn.” — Jamie Totman, vice president of the second-year class at the University of Minnesota – Duluth‘s medical school, on the decision by some faculty not to allow their lectures to be recorded despite the U’s Read more →
“Students who use RateMyProfessors.com are likely providing each other with useful information about quality of instruction.” — UW-Eau Claire associate professor April Bleske-Rechek and student Amber Fritsch in the journal Practical Assessment Research & Evaluation on a study they recently conducted of the controversial collegiate Web site. They cautioned, however, against basing promotions on the scores. Read Read more →
“(It was) sort of an awkward spot going from having a book to having a little bit of an awkward website to what we’re going to try to do now.” — University of St. Thomas sophomore and lead yearbook photographer Alex Rollins on how the Aquinas yearbook went digital last year. Read the full story Read more →
… Students also share their textbooks because they are so incredibly expensive. And as the digital rights management (DRM) restrictions on e-books makes lending someone your copy difficult if not impossible, students are likely steering away from e-books because they simply don’t work for them — practically or economically. After all, there is little savings Read more →
TommieMedia discusses the ins and outs of “No Facebook November,” an annual campaign started by student Brandon Miranda at the University of St. Thomas: Giving up Facebook has challenged some of the participants. Miranda said the first few days are the most difficult, and it gets easier over time. Senior G Lee Xiong said the Read more →
I posted just yesterday about students’ preference for printed textbooks over digital ones, and now University of St. Thomas circulation desk worker Nathan Wunrow tells TommieMedia that its collection of Kindle readers is “rarely” checked out: “It has its highs and lows maybe in the summer and J-term it’s better, but right now I don’t know Read more →
Thought this generation of college applicants was all about social media? Think again, suggests a New York Times post on a session on students, technology and the college admissions process: “Colleges say, ‘Like us on Facebook’ — but that’s my personal time, I’d rather not,” one high school senior said. “I’d like to find a Read more →