Ponderings on predatory journals
I originally posted this as a response in a post that Paul Prinsloo wrote on facebook (in response to this Chronicle Article on Beall's list and why it died), but it seemed lengthy enough to cross-post as a blog post :-)--------------So many issues to dissect and analyze is such a (relatively) brief article. It is important to see and analyze predatory journals (and academic publishing) in general
Motivating faculty to teach online....errr...coming again?
It seems like I am living in a time-warp this semester :) I had saved an article to read, and respond to, titled "Motivating Faculty to Teach Online" that was published in Inside Higher Education. I could have sworn that I saved this back in the fall at some point, but looking at the date it was earlier this month. I am not sure if time flowing slowly is a good thing or a bad thing. In
A few years worth of MOOC coverage...what does it tell us?
Wed, Jan 15 2014 05:00 | #altcred, cMOOC, collaboration, coursera, facepalm, MOOC, opinion, p2p, research, udacity, xMOOC
Back at the end of 2011 I started collecting research on MOOCs, pieces from Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle, "news items" from other popular media outlets (like wired.com and forbes) as well as blog posts from certain notable people who commented a lot on the subject of MOOCs. The idea was to spend a year (2011 to end of 2012) and see not only what the research says, but also what the sentiment
On Academic Management, and running a business
I must admit, I had planned on writing a post about how finding college leaders is like dating at times, you can go with the blind date and be pleasantly surprise, or date one of your friends and (hopefully) know most of the information before hand. As I was reading the Washington Post article, however, I was overcome with a severe sense of facepalm, and as I was responding to the article, it got long
On Brain Rewiring and Speed of Access
Report from the Lurker field :-)The other day I was reading a blog post, part of #change11, on connectivism from someone newly introduced to the theory. Now, I've said before, and I will say it again that connectivism doesn't fully do it for me. I think it has some valid points but I dispute the claim that learning happens faster/better due to our technologically connected world. A learning theory,
WTF?! Journal gone wild!
Yesterday I got a note, presumably for an editor, to ask me to submit any manuscripts I have to the Journal of Strategies & Governance. The first thing that raised the "WTF" flag was that it wasn't just an email, but an email that contained a lot of quoted "Re:" text. Well, I thought, it may have been an undergraduate student who was asked to send this out and didn't know that they
McCranky Friday ;-)
Welcome back to school!!!! I think today I may be channeling the Annoyed Librarian ;-)In any case, here is a response to a blog post on InsideHigherEd.com about Netflix and library collections. Now I have to say that I enjoy reading Josh's posts despite the fact that most of them induce a facepalm gesture. I guess the first thing that gets me about these blog posts is that no one bothers to read them