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Developing a Personal Open Courseware Strategy - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Brief column on making that MIT move to open sourcing content. Plan. Use your own server. Use your own CMS (wiki). Promote to admin.
Opensource  publishing2.0  academicblogging  academic 
june 2010 by mcmorgan
Hacking the Academy
A BOOK CROWDSOURCED IN ONE WEEK MAY 21-28, 2010. A little thin. More like an academic magazine than a multigraph.
publishing  publishing2.0  publicauthoring  academic  book  blogging  crowdsourcing  DH  academia  collaboration 
june 2010 by mcmorgan
Dan Cohen» Open Access Publishing and Scholarly Values
Be visible, be findable: "But in their cost-benefit calculus they often forget to factor in the hidden costs of publishing in a closed way. The largest hidden cost is the invisibility of what you publish. When you publish somewhere that is behind gates, or in paper only, you are resigning all of that hard work to invisibility in the age of the open web. You may reach a few peers in your field, but you miss out on the broader dissemination of your work, including to potential other fans."
publishing2.0  academic  opensource  scholarship  digital 
june 2010 by mcmorgan
Prune That Prose - The Chronicle Review
Another self-castigation about academic prose. Yes, good advice. Yes, a good position to take. But, as usual, the sense of academic prose is over-generalized and stereotyped. As here - "Revision requires making choices, something that academic writing allows you to avoid at all costs. Much of what makes that kind of prose so complicated is that nothing gets left out. Writing for a popular audience, in contrast, forces you to figure out what the hell you're trying to say and come right out with it."

So does writing for an academic audience when you respect that audience enough to bring your argument forward - which Hornstein finally nails when she looks at Graff and gets to writing for freshman.

Read Lanham's theory.
academic  styleguide  prosestyle  writing  publishing 
september 2009 by mcmorgan
Boston prep school nixes all the books in its library, replaces them with 18 e-readers
I'm trusting his exit strategy is better than his entrance strategy. He's not looking very far down the road - and the students will be short-changed when they enter university. "James Tracy, the headmaster of Cushing Academy, says that he sees books as an "outdated technology," and to that end, he's taken the drastic and expensive step of ridding the school's library of every single one of its books. Replacing the books will be a high tech "learning center," housing three flat screen televisions, laptops, 18 e-readers, and a coffee bar."
literacy  library2.0  academic  education  BigMistake 
september 2009 by mcmorgan
Ed/ITLib Digital Library → Home
Check periodically for seminars and publications.
academic  research  journal  elearning  pedagogy  journals  papers 
july 2009 by mcmorgan
Open Access Publisher Accepts Nonsense Manuscript for Dollars « The Scholarly Kitchen
Davis's account of how he submitted a computer-generated bogus article to an open-access journal, had it accepted, and was asked for $$ to cover publication. "Would a publisher accept a completely nonsensical manuscript if the authors were willing to pay Open Access publication charges?" The incident is mildly interesting, but anyone can spoof a for-profit. More from the Chronicle over here:
june 2009 by mcmorgan
From Knowledgable to Knowledge-able: Learning in New Media Environments | Academic Commons
Wesch. "As we increasingly move toward an environment of instant and infinite information, it becomes less important for students to know, memorize, or recall information, and more important for them to be able to find, sort, analyze, share, discuss, critique, and create information. They need to move from being simply knowledgeable to being knowledge-able."

While well worth reading and citing, there isn't much new in this article. It's solid anthropological principles and understanding applied to teaching and learning.
web2.0  wikis  academic  learningenvironments  learning2.0 
march 2009 by mcmorgan
Twitter at MLA II: Panel notes | HASTAC
MLA panel on Twitter with David Parry and others,
twitter  en3177  erhetoric  academic  research 
january 2009 by mcmorgan
Online Literacy Is a Lesser Kind -
Hard not to say ho hum once again. Over-generalizing, and assigning to e-reading the typical fare of too much skimming, etc. Agreed: Close reading of print is a good thing and absolutely necessary in lib ed. Now, can we move on? \\

So let's restrain the digitizing of all liberal-arts classrooms. More than that, given the tidal wave of technology in young people's lives, let's frame a number of classrooms and courses as slow-reading (and slow-writing) spaces. Digital technology has become an imperial force, and it should meet more antagonists. Educators must keep a portion of the undergraduate experience disconnected, unplugged, and logged off.
literacy  academic  libed  print 
september 2008 by mcmorgan
Open Journal Systems | Public Knowledge Project
Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research.
academic  journals  readme 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
Readers Not Wanted: Student Writers Fight to Keep Their Work Off the Web -
wants to require those students, like others at West Virginia, to submit their writing projects electronically
publishing  freelancing  academic  scholarship2.0 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
Tunit it Buying Its Way Onto the Program? is hoping to pay instructors ... to professors at colleges that use the popular service, telling them that if they apply to be on a panel at the conference to talk about plagi
plagiarism  turnitin  academic 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
Twitter for Academia - suggestions
Using Twitter to create community in the classroom
academic  twitter  twwt  teaching  microblogging  web2.0  pedagogy 
january 2008 by mcmorgan
University Publishing in a Digital Age
Commentary version of the Ithaka Report on Univerisity Publishing paper. Contains the original text of the paper and demos how CommentPress works.
erhetoric  library  books  academic  web2.0  newmedia  publishing 
december 2007 by mcmorgan
Digital Ethnography info video
Conversation starter video on how the net / tagging changes how we collect and cateorize information.
erhetoric  academic  InfoDesign 
october 2007 by mcmorgan
Blog monitoring working methods and applications for research and scholarship.
academic  tools  education 
august 2007 by mcmorgan
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction - Walter Benjamin
1937 essay, considering principles that are "useful for the formulation of revolutionary demands in the politics of art."
newmedia  academic  aesthetics  benjamin  copyright  essay  theory  culture  media 
may 2007 by mcmorgan
Plagiarism 'is fault of indulgent lecturers' - Britain - Times Online
a side effect of cut and paste habits? the idea is to slow down and digest the material - but writing by hand
plagiarism  academic  twwt 
october 2006 by mcmorgan
Weblogs as Deictic Systems
Colin Brooke. Argues for weblogs as a small world system. Touches on social practices. Ties to Will Richardson's Weblog-ed
twwt  teaching  academic  blogging  blogs 
august 2006 by mcmorgan
Weblogg-ed » 2004 » May » 05
drawing a distinction that makes blogging different than just posting.
en3177  erhetoric  blogging  academic 
august 2006 by mcmorgan
The Chronicle: Book 2.0
article on Warks' Gamer Theory. low theory and high theory
books  book  academic  ifbook  scholarship2.0 
july 2006 by mcmorgan

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