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Oh, Blackboard, Wherefore Do I Hate Thee?

Let me count the ways. They are seventeen. And today, it’s the user input count that’s driving me crazy. I’ve sworn off of using Blackboard and am sticking to it this semester with one exception– group emails. I wanted to

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open source publishing and the tenure book

The NEH, as with other federal government funding agencies, wants to see the broadest and most open possible dissemination of the work it funds– which is, I think, and good source of pressure to move humanities scholars in the direction of open access. … Fear of the effects on career advancement, including tenurabiltiy, continues to form the back drop for resistance in the humanities for open access publishing– how do we determine the relative prestige of venues in a new system? … I’m really thinking about how to make access to my research and work more open, while cognizant of the the current realities of tenure review. … Until open publishing matures and tenure review and advancement committees in humanities departments come to terms with the changing landscape of publication, this type of model may be a workable solution to move towards open access.

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Posted in Digital History, Research and Writing

music and tech

I made a comment about this on Steve Wheeler’s blog a few days ago, and have been thinking about it since. In the many conversations I’ve had recently about edupunk, the term punk has been as much of an obstacle

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edupunk presentation slides

OK, so here are the slides I put together for tomorrow’s edupunk talk, plus a new ending to punk it up a bit more. It won’t make sense without the conversation going on around each of the slides, and in

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What is EdTech? Who is EduPunk?

I’m talking to a professionalization seminar of ABD grad students at the University of New Mexico on Monday on the topic of technology in the classroom. So, in looking to get my thoughts together on the subject I’ve been constructing

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