Monthly Archives: January 2011

Defeating the Kobayashi Maru: Supporting Student Retention by Balancing the Needs of the Many and the One

Joni Dunlap and I recently had the following paper published in EDUCAUSE Quarterly. Dunlap, J. C., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2010). Defeating the Kobayashi Maru: Supporting Student Retention by Balancing the Needs of the Many and the One. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 33(3). In

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Minority College Students and Tacit “Codes of Power”: Developing Academic Discourses and Identities

John W. White and I recently had the following paper published in the Review of Higher Education. White, J. W., & Lowenthal, P.R. (2011). Minority College Students and Tacit “Codes of Power”: Developing Academic Discourses and Identities. Review of Higher Education, 34(2).

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Wikipedia in the Classroom

Watch a recording of EDUCAUSES’ recent webinar, “Wikipedia in the Classroom: Changing the Way Teachers and Students Use Wikipedia” This addresses a question Will Richardson asked a while back, “Where do we teach Wikipedia?” Watch the recording now More information

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Call for Papers on Emotions in Online Learning

The Internet and Higher Education Special Issue Call for Papers on, Emotions in Online Learning Environments: Theory, Research, and Practice Special Issue Editor: Anthony R. Artino, Jr. Ph.D. Scholars have recently called for more inquiry on the role of emotions in education. 

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Video converters

I regularly meet with faculty who need to convert their videos from one format to another (e.g., they might have old wmv files that certain users can’t access). While I often start by recommending using a tool like YouTube (e.g.,

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