November 17, 2017

Updated Database: College Athletics Finances (2006-2011)

Provided by the USA Today. The data, updated for 2011, are based on the revenue and expense reports collected from more than 225 public schools in the NCAA’s Division I that have an obligation to release the data (the NCAA does not release the data publicly). Data back to 2006. Sortable Data Fields: School Name […]

Two New Online Databases Containing Data From the State of Oregon

These databases are being made available by the The Statesman-Journal (Salem, OR). 1. Workers’ Compensation Claims from July 2002-October 2011 2. Education: Oregon Chronic Absence by District 2010-2011 See Also: More Online Data via The Statesman Journal

Research Preprint: Are e-Readers Suitable Tools For Scholarly Work?

The following article has been accepted for publication in Online Information Review. Title Are e-Readers Suitable Tools For Scholarly Work? Authors Siegfried Schomisch GESIS Liebniz Institute for Social Sciences Maria Zens Philipp Mayr Source via arXiv Summary This paper aims to offer insights into the usability, acceptance and limitations of e-readers with regard to the […]

Open Online Education: MIT and Harvard Announce edX Collaboration

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From MIT News: Harvard University and MIT today announced edX, a transformational new partnership in online education. Through edX, the two institutions will collaborate to enhance campus-based teaching and learning and build a global community of online learners. [Clip] The technological platform recently established by MITx, which will serve as the foundation for the new […]

New Report from Ithaka S+R: “Taking Steps Toward ‘Interactive Learning Online'”

From the Ithaka S+R News Release: Extraordinary pressure is mounting on colleges and universities—especially public universities—to address the ever-increasing growth in the costs of higher education and to improve student learning outcomes. Online learning holds great promise to address these issues, but requires these institutions to operate in substantially different ways. “Barriers to Adoption of […]

New York City Dept. of Education Releases Social Media Guidelines for Teachers

From the AP: New York City has issued its first social media guidelines for public school teachers. The guidelines, which stop short of an outright ban, urge teachers to reject friend requests or other contact with students on their personal accounts. Department of Education officials said there are no consequences for not abiding by the […]

Controlled Vocabularies: 17 New Terms Added to ERIC Thesaurus

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17 new terms (descriptors) were added to the ERIC Thesaurus today. Here’s the list. From the ERIC (Education Resources Information Center): Ambiguity (Context) Ambiguity (Semantics) Capacity Building Comorbidity Computer Games Critical Literacy English Language Learners Information Security Knowledge Economy Leadership Role Mixed Methods Research Naming Neoliberalism School Turnaround Semi Structured Interviews Structured Interviews Web 2.0 […]

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New from the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau (A U.S. Government Organization). From the CPFB Blog: We want to find a way to make it easier to compare different options when making decisions on student debt. There is a lot of data out there on schools and loans, and we thought we’d try to get the […]

Reference: Higher Education: AAUP Releases 2011-2012 Faculty Salary Survey

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From the American Association of University Professors: A Very Slow Recovery: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2011–12, released today, is now available. The AAUP’s annual report has been an authoritative source of data on faculty salaries and compensation for decades. In addition to listing average salary by faculty rank and […]

Milestones: Stanford, Open University Surpass 50M Downloads on iTunes U

From Apple Insider: In separate press releases, Stanford and Open University announced that they passed the download milestone on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, reports The Loop. “It shows there is a huge appetite for high-quality educational content,” said Brent Izutsu, senior program manager for Stanford on iTunes U. “And that will only grow as more […]