Archive for the teaching Category

Engineering vs. Liberal Arts: Who’s Right — Bill or Steve?

Posted in teaching with tags , on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“When students asked what subjects they should major in to become a tech entrepreneur, I used to say engineering, mathematics, and science—because an education in these fields is the prerequisite for innovation, and because engineers make the best entrepreneurs. That was several years ago …” (more)

[Vivek Wadhwa, TechCrunch, 21 March]

Value of iPads for teaching and learning?

Posted in teaching with tags on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“An earlier post commented on the use of iPads in the classroom. The Chronicle of Higher Education notes two contrasting reports of the value of iPads for teaching and learning, the one referred to in the previous post and the other in the FT. The latter was much more positive about the value than the former …” (more)

[Registrarism, 23 March]

To Wikipedia or not to Wikipedia

Posted in research, teaching with tags on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“Do you / should you recognise use of Wikipedia as a source of content for student research projects? For years, the answer was an overwhelming ‘no’ …” (more)

[Pennybridged’s Weblog …, 23 March]

Top honour for QUB academic

Posted in teaching on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“An enterprising academic from Queen’s University Management School has been named the ‘number one’ enterprise educator in the world …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 22 March]

The part-time academy?

Posted in teaching with tags , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“It is now nearly 25 years since I first assumed academic management responsibilities. At the time, after the untimely death of my head of department in Trinity College Dublin, I became Acting Head of TCD’s business school …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 22 March]

Scholars to stop pretending they don’t use Wikipedia; will work out best practices instead

Posted in research, teaching with tags , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“Some students and profs London’s Imperial College have decided to stop using scary anecdotes to frighten students away from Wikipedia …” (more)

[Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing, 21 March]

Going to Harvard from your own bedroom

Posted in teaching on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“‘In the online world you don’t need to fill buildings or lecture theatres with people and you don’t need to be trapped into a lecture timetable’, says Peter Scott, director of the Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute …” (more)

[Merlin John, BBC News, 21 March]