The Higher Ed blogosphere is a fantastic resource for discovering the most important trends and pressing topics for Higher Ed professionals. Here you can find a collection of non-tech Higher Ed blog articles from around the web. We are constantly updating this list from some of our favorite sources.
A week ago, I ran and finished the Boston Marathon as part of Tenacity’s 15-person charity running team. If you follow any of my social media feeds, you undoubtedly knew that I spent the last four months training for this event while raising money for an outstanding organization. Over the past week, I shared my experiences with many folks in person, via phone, or video chat. These conversations helped me emotionally decompress
A research study from The University of Queensland School of Medicine, Ochsner Clinical School, New Orleans, LA Background The flipped classroom is a student-centered approach to learning that increases active learning for the student compared to traditional classroom-based instruction. In the flipped classroom model, students are first exposed to the learning material through didactics outside of...Read More
The technology competency in the latest ACPA/NASPA Technology Competency (2015) and the corresponding rubric provide student affairs practitioners and administrators guidance on how to effectively learn and apply technology in their roles as educators and programmers for student success. In addition, the two documents are also useful to the same groups when it comes to self-directed and formal professional […]
A randomized, controlled research study from the China Medical Board published this week found undergraduate medical students learned principles of electrocardiogram better with a flipped-learning instructional model. Background Interpreting an electrocardiogram (ECG) is not only one of the most important parts of clinical diagnostics but also one of the most difficult topics to teach and learn. In...Read More
Internet Security If you haven’t seen the Norse Global Real-Time Attack Map, I highly recommend it as both visually fascinating and informative. The site provides a geographical display of live cyber attacks along with the origin, attack type, and target. What Is A DDOS A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to...Read More
“Robotics and AI have become one of the most prominent technological trends of our century. The fast increase of their use and development brings new and difficult challenges to our society”, writes Delvaux. Therefore, the reasoning goes, “robots and artificial intelligence (AI) would increase their interaction with humans”, raising “legal and ethical issues which...Read More
Do you have a fear of public speaking? Do you get anxious and nervous days and even weeks before you’re to speak? I certainly was for most of my life. When I was in elementary school, I pretended to be sick during the days of oral book reports. Throughout high school I dreaded speaking in […]
A mentor once said “you manage constraints and you lead towards possibilities”. Another colleague also told me “you manage things and you lead people.” When it comes to organizational change, these two principles also apply. Organizational change leadership deals with how one influences other people to buy-in and commit to changes and/or new ideas. As […]
Like many of you, I have had a lot on my mind (and heart) over the past few days. I have read a lot of reactions online and decided to share my own thoughts by using the word disconnect as my current frame of reference. disconnect: (noun), a lack of understanding or agreement When you have the privilege of working on college campuses as long as I have, especially in student affairs, there
This past week, at our Division’s Leadership Team meeting, we had a guest speaker, Róisín (Ro) McGettigan, who shared her amazing story and helped us focus on goal setting, both personally and professionally. Ro is an elite professional runner and cofounder of Believe I Am. At the end of the session, she gave me some advice on my upcoming marathon to “Run the Mile You’re In” and it really resonated with me.
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