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Rebooting the Academy [Kindle Edition]

Tim McCormick , Jeffrey Young
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Is higher-education the next bubble to burst? Plenty of people outside of academe think it's an industry ripe for disruption and change. New approaches to teaching and research with digital tools are being tried that could be transformative to the future of higher education. Rebooting the Academy takes you inside a dozen of these ideas.


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  • File Size: 1184 KB
  • Print Length: 114 pages
  • Publisher: The Chronicle of Higher Education (July 24, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008OMUHRC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Contents Page July 26, 2012
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Rebooting the Academy 12 Tech Innovators Who Are Transforming Campuses

Introduction - Jeffrey R. Young, Chronicle of Higher Education

1. Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Profile: An Outsider Calls for a Teaching Revolution
Essay: YouTube U. Beats YouSnooze U.

2. Daniel J. Cohen, George Mason University
Profile: A Digital Humanist Puts New Tools in the Hands of Scholars
Essay: Is Google Good for History?

3. François Grey, Tsinghua University
Profile: One Researcher's Solution to the Data Deluge: Enlist `Citizen Scientists'
Essay: Opening Up Science, One Lab at a Time

4. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Modern Language Association
Profile: An Academic Hopes to Take the MLA Into the Social Web
Essay: Networking the Field

5. Bradley C. Wheeler, Indiana U.
Profile: A Business Professor Turned CIO Practices What He Teaches
Essay: Fixing the High Price of Textbooks

6. Robert W. Mendenhall Western Governors U.
Profile: A President Brings a Revolutionary University to Prominence
Essay: Using Technology to Build a New Kind of University

7. Jim Groom, U. of Mary Washington
Profile: Self-Described `EduPunk' Says Colleges Should Abandon Course-Management Systems
Essay: Innovation As a Communal Act

8. Adrian Sannier, Pearson
Profile: Software Evangelist Wants to Put Learning-Management Software in the Cloud
Essay: Education's Digital Shift: If Not Now, When?

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1.0 out of 5 stars One Cliche After Another May 30, 2013
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A person would expect more from a book about changing colleges. This is essentially one trite and tired charge after another to the effect that we need change now. There is no sustained analysis of problems with higher education or evidence to support the claims that are made. Fortunately I only paid the discounted Kindle price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good December 1, 2013
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From the content, book condition to delivery time, item price, I feel that all as good as or even better than i expected
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK June 17, 2013
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Some of the articles are good and have new ideas, but I was hoping for more from Salmon Kahn's article.
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