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    This Week in LIS - 4 October 2013

    October 4, 2013

    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.  Read more...

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    This Week in LIS - 27 September 2013

    September 27, 2013

    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
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    This Week in LIS - 20 September 2013

    September 20, 2013

    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.
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    This Week in LIS - 13 September 2013

    September 13, 2013

    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.

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    This Week in LIS - 6 September 2013

    September 6, 2013

    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.  Read more...

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    This Week in LIS - 30 August 2013

    August 30, 2013

    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!  Read more...

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    This Week in LIS - 23 August 2013

    August 23, 2013

    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.  Read more...

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    This Week in LIS - 16 August 2013

    August 16, 2013

    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.
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  • This Week in LIS - 2 August 2013

    August 3, 2013

    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  Read more...

  • This Week in LIS - 19 July 2013

    July 19, 2013

    Headline of the Week: College (Un) BoundThe members of College Resource Council are reading Jeffrey J. Selingo’s book  Read more...

  • This Week in LIS - 12 July 2013

    July 12, 2013

    Headline of the Week: Big Ten+ CIC Online Learning Collaboration: A Vision and a FrameworkI came across an interesting  Read more...

  • This Week in LIS - 21 June 2013

    June 21, 2013

    Headline of the Week: Classrooms, Social Media, Information and Technology LiteracyLast week I came across a very interesting article. It is compelling because it integrates a set of top  Read more...