John Oliver discusses student debt, which is awful, as well as…

September 15 Comments Off Category: Feed, Tumblr

John Oliver discusses student debt, which is awful, as well as for-profit colleges, who are awfully good at inflicting debt upon us.

The Bloody Waters of Higher Ed

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The Bloody Waters of Higher Ed:

Notes on how a generation’s class- and age-based neglect destroyed the job prospects of rising Millennials: Academia edition.

Or: How the tenure track has eliminated itself. 

But our professor is in another castle: Universities don’t get MOOCs

June 24 Comments Off Category: Education, Feed, HackText

When will academic institutions learn that outsourcing their online learning services is always a mistake?

Open-access scientific publishing is gaining ground

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Open-access scientific publishing is gaining ground:

In February the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy told federal agencies to make similar plans. A week before that, a bill which would require free access to government-financed research after six months had begun to wend its way through Congress.

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It has, they would have to admit, been a good bash. The current enterprise—selling the results of other people’s work, submitted free of charge and vetted for nothing by third parties in a process called peer review, has been immensely profitable.

Good. 

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