Author Archives: Justin Henry

CFP: Social Linking Track at Hypertext 2008

The ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia is the acknowledged venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on linking. The web, the semantic web and the Web 2.0 are all manifestations of the success of the link. … One of the … Continue reading

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Better: Blog Comments or Peer Review?

Jeffrey Young asks “What if scholarly books were peer reviewed by anonymous blog comments rather than by traditional, selected peer reviewers?” And continues: “That’s the question being posed by an unusual experiment that begins today. It involves a scholar studying … Continue reading

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Debate: “Social Networking: does it bring positive change to education?”

The Economist (Economist.Com) is sponsoring a series of debates on the future of education. Each debate topic considers the educational impacts of technology, globalization, and changing nature of social relationships. The third (and final) debate, which runs from from January … Continue reading

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UVM Member of Educause’s Learning Initiative

The University of Vermont is now a member of Educause’s Learning Initiative (ElI). ELI explores the interaction among learners, learning principles and practices, and learning technologies. Membership benefits include reduced rates on ELI events and access to all resources on … Continue reading

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What do Students Want? Thoughts about Course and Library Portals.

The Chronicle of Higher Education Wired Campus blog links to an article in the journal portal exploring student information seeking activity. Oregon State University librarians Jane Nichols and Margaret Mellinger studied student attitudes, knowledege, practices, and skills in an effort … Continue reading

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Focus the Nation on Global Climate Change

UVM is participating in Focus the Nation, a national educational initiative of faculty, staff, students and community members at over a thousand colleges, universities, and high schools in the United States. The goal is to collaboratively engage in a nationwide, … Continue reading

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Library: Get This Book

Just stumbled upon a new service at the Library. It’s called “Get This Book.” If you search for a book and the Library doesn’t have it, but it is in the catalog of one of several university presses (including Oxford … Continue reading

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Are Large Lecture Classes Harmful ?

On Sunday (November 25, 2007), Justin Pope interviewed a number of university faculty to explore how faculty and students are handling the large lecture class. He begins his article with some telling comments with Carl Wieman, University of Colorado Nobel … Continue reading

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Merging K-12 and Higher Education Conferences

Why don’t we see more crossover between higher education and K-12 professional and academic conferences? My feed reader brought me news last week of the upcoming Open Minds Conference: Open Source in K-12 Education: The Open Minds Conference is the … Continue reading

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We’re Hiring!

Come join a team of talented professionals who are passionate about their work. Here’s what we’re looking for: Multimedia Development Specialist To assist faculty and staff to produce and manage digital multimedia content for instructional applications. Provide coordination of a … Continue reading

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