Clickbait Dissertations builds on the excellent work of Lolomythesis, but this time, rather than distilling their doctoral work to a single line of snark, grad students are asked to compress their scholarship to a ridicu...
There could be further implications about providing notes to students. Maybe the old way (chalk and talk) might actually have pedagogical advantages. Scientific American Reader: A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwqYO-mx8
Read a highly rated textbook or two, previous year exams, and cut out the middle man. I got very little out of lectures while writing notes by hand - if I had a laptop I think I'd just be on the internet.
The transition will be tough but the sooner we get rid of the parasitic infestation in academic publishing the better.
"University of Konstanz cancels license negotiations with scientific publisher Elsevier"
"Due to the significant increase in the cost of services provided by the science publisher Elsevier in recent years, the University of Konstanz has decided not to continue its license agreement with the major publisher of scientific journals. Elsevier made the headlines already in 2012 because of its aggressive pricing when scientists internationally called for a boycott of this publishing house within the framework of the initiative "The Cost of Knowledge"."