Author Archives: O'Neal Spicer

Recommended Reading: Realistic Hopes for a Genuine Science of Learning

By O’Neal SpicerMore Posts (7) Keith Devlin is a professor of mathematics at Stanford who has taken a keen interest in mathematics education. He is particularly interested in how people learn and what constitutes effective teaching. As a side note, … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: A Digital Chief from Publishing Talks Anonymously

By O’Neal SpicerMore Posts (7) A recently published article in Digiday provides an insider view of ongoing tensions that are still playing out in the world of publishing. The interviewee speaks to the challenges of running two parallel businesses, one … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: What Do Faculty Really Think of Online Learning?

By O’Neal SpicerMore Posts (7) …As it turns out, it depends. Inside Higher Ed recently published its fifth annual  Survey of Faculty Attitudes Toward Technology, conducted in collaboration with researchers from Gallup. These reports cover a range of attitudinal questions … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Times Higher Education (THE) Reports on Student Views of Blended Learning

By O’Neal SpicerMore Posts (7) Citing in-house research that surveyed over 100,000 students in the United States, THE reported late last week (see article) that students in exclusively face to face courses and students in exclusively online courses tended to … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: “Why Udacity and EdX Want to Trademark the Degrees of the Future—and What’s at Stake for Students”

By O’Neal SpicerMore Posts (7) In his recent article in EdSurge, Jeff Young (formerly of the Chronicle) profiles an emerging fringe world of post-secondary education where “Nanodegrees,” “MicroMasters,” and “MicroDegrees” are proliferating. Companies like Udacity and edX are looking to … Continue reading

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