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The row between Oxford University and the students who ‘disinvited’ Amber Rudd highlights the illiberalism on both sides of the argumentThis month, the former home secretary Amber Rudd was invited to give a speech to UN Women Oxford UK, an Oxford University student society, to celebrate International Women’s Day. Thirty minutes before the event, Rudd was “disinvited” and the event cancelled.Last week, the university “deregistered” the student society for breaking
With the acknowledgement of increased White nationalist and supremacist activities happening across U.S. higher education campuses, Black faculty have amplified the call for Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) to acknowledge the unique challenges that these scholars face. From navigating the graduate school and post-doctoral processes, disparate treatment as contingent faculty, thriving on the tenure track, to earning and being respected as full, distinguished, and or endowed professors and the overall lack
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the parent organization of EdSurge, has announced new dates for its annual conference.Originally scheduled to be held June 28 to July 1, ISTE 2020 will now take place November 28 to December 1, 2020. It will remain in the same location: the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.Like many other conferences across every industry, ISTE 2020 was impacted by the coronavirus and
What do silverware and technology have in common? Both are pointless without people to use them. If anyone understands this, it’s educators, whose efforts and methods are both increasingly shaped by and shapers of the technologies they use to teach students today. It’s also an implicit reality acknowledged in the 2020 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report released earlier this month. Going back just over 15 years, the report is part of the
Colleges and universities everywhere are rushing to move courses online and keep teaching and learning going during the coronavirus pandemic. Here's how to cope with what may feel like an impossible task.
Public colleges began budget season expecting modest increases, but the pandemic could dash those hopes.
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