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Study: Calculators okay in math class

Study: Calculators okay in math class

…but, only if students know the math first. Media guru Griffin Gardner forwarded this article from ScienceDaily, which suggests that calculators are useful tools in elementary-level mathematics classes.  Citing research by Bethany Rittle-Johnson and Alexander Oleksij Kmicikewycz at Vanderbilt, and recently published in the Journal…

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Reversing America’s hidden brain drain

Reversing America’s hidden brain drain

A few days ago, Minnesota Public Radio‘s Gary Eichten shared a clip of Duke’s Vivek Wadhwa, speaking about his research on the effects of globalization in the United States: After researching the impact of globalization on U.S. competitiveness in the tech industry, Vivek Wadhwa was…

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Where is the drive for entrepreneurship?

Where is the drive for entrepreneurship?

The StarTribune is running an excellent story on an intellectual property crisis at the University of Minnesota that probably is contextualizable to other “Research I”/”Research Universities (RU/VH)” universities as well: Entrepreneurship is avoided. Perhaps this is a cultural thing: The university “provides all sorts of…

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ARVEL launch party on Second Life

ARVEL launch party on Second Life

For those of us who will not be at the AERA conference in New York City, we can join the Applied Research in Virtual Environments for Learning (ARVEL) special interest group’s launch party via Second Life: Monday, March 24, 7:00 to 9:00 pm slurl.com/secondlife/EDTECH105/132/24 Or,…

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Digital Media and Learning Competition winners

Digital Media and Learning Competition winners

17 projects will receive up to $238,000 in funding as part of the first ever Digital Media and Learning Competition funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and administered by HASTAC (the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory). While my proposal…

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“Tomorrow is yesterday”

“Tomorrow is yesterday”

“Tomorrow is yesterday,” Skyped an attendee at today’s Networks & Neighborhoods in Cyberspace conference at the University of Minnesota today. “Even worse – yesterday is tomorrow.” The irony is that this conference is supposed to be related to a Minnesota Futures grant project. This conference…

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University-Industry Collaboration (Part 2)

University-Industry Collaboration (Part 2)

Yesterday, I talked about all the good things that are said to be brought by university-industry collaboration. There is, however, other side of this seemingly almighty strategy. Well, “other side” might be a bit too exaggerating. But there are some things we have to keep…

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University-Industry Collaboration

University-Industry Collaboration

In Japan, promotion of university-industry collaboration has been a key topic at many levels since the early 90′s, and especially since 2004 when all the former national universities became semi-privatized. With this drastic reform in Japanese higher education in 2004, Japanese former national universities need…

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Online enrollments tapering

Online enrollments tapering

Today’s Inside Higher Ed reports on a Sloan Foundation report, “Online Nation: Five Years of Growth in Online Learning,” that found that although more U.S. students are learning online, the growth trend is tapering off. Nearly 20% of post-secondary students have taken at least one…

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Virtual worlds colliding

Virtual worlds colliding

Two interesting pieces of news emerged on virtual worlds: At the Virtual Worlds Conference, IBM and Linden Labs announced plans to develop a set of open standards that would allow avatars to traverse from one virtual environment to another. Multiverse Network is building tools that…

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