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Headline of the Week: Wireless Challenge - Now and Future
"Wireless Challenge.” It sounds like some sort of next gen game show or perhaps something one might play at a departmental off-site event as an icebreaker
Headline of the Week: Networking Possibilities…
Thursday evening Subroto Bagchi gave a talk entitled "Leading with Integrity in the Global Information Age." He targeted his talk to students and future leaders
Headline of the Week: Experiential Learning - Hands On Doing and Creating
Campus faculty has been engaged in conversations stimulated by a challenging list of five “disrupters” that President Tiede enumerated in his State of the College Address this year.
Headline of the Week: More New Access Models for Information
The “Digitization of Everything” (DoE) is impacting many structures within academia. It is one of the disruptors President Tiede has identified .
Headline of the Week: Curriculum Sequences and Identity Verification Come to edX
The non-profit corporation, edX, was established by MIT and Harvard to explore the possibilities associated with very large on-line classes. They are interesting for a number of reasons.
Headline of the Week: ROS - Here Come the Robots
The September/October issue of MIT Technology Review included a feature it has been running annually for 10 years – 35 Innovators Under 35. This celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship calls attention to some of the most promising new technologists.
Headline of the Week: Oyster - Netflix for Books?
A Wired article this morning shared the story of a soft launch of an offering from a new company called Oyster. Back in October of 2012, the startup received $3M in funding to create something like a Netflix for electronic books.
Headline of the Week: India’s Economic Crisis – What Might it Mean and What Can We Learn?
Early morning reading took on the current issue of Bloomberg Businessweek. Focus turned quickly to the article “The Economic Crisis India Needs". It struck me funny – when would a country need a crisis? It seems like something to avoid!
Headline of the Week: Obama Encourages Higher Education Affordability - What Role for Innovation?
Yesterday, President Obama outlined plans and intentions to encourage change within higher education.
Headline of the Week: TWILIS - This Week in LIS
Some things have changed and this might be the first time you have seen this newsletter. All of us are seeing it through different mechanisms. Let me start with some background.
Headline of the Week: SPOCs An interesting educational business model emerged this week. Southern Methodist, Baylor, and Temple agreed to become “affiliates” of one of the newer for