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Kyle Johnson
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I’m continuing to participate (if you use participate with the loosest possible definition) in Bryan Alexander’s reading group, and this time around we’re reading a near future science fiction novel, Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge, to take a look at how…

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So, this wasn’t the post I had intended to write today.  But it’s what has come front and center, so I guess it’s the one that will get written.  Today the folks at Instructure (makers of the Canvas learning platform) released an Alexa Skill for Canvas…

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Today I was reading the summary of a recent Ithaka S+R library survey about “strategy and leadership issues from the perspective of academic library deans and directors.”  What really struck me was the similarity between those issues and ones I know I and…

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We’ve been working recently to bring our web site into compliance with ADA requirements, and one of our big issues is 300+ hours of video without closed captioning or transcripts.  While we’re putting process and policy in place to ensure new videos have…

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I’m pretty sure Bryan Alexander’s Paying the Price reading group has finished, but I wanted to share one last idea inspired by the last bit of Sara Goldrick-Rab’s book.  In Chapter 10, Dr. Goldrick-Rab lays out a number of ways we could help make the…

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At ELI last month I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Satya Nitta speak twice on IBM’s Watson AI system (I also got some conference crud that turned into Bronchitis, so I’m really late posting this).  My first opportunity was in a session  sponsored by the…

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There, I said it.  I suppose I could have gone with the more clickbaity title, “What role do private colleges have in fixing the cost of higher education? The answer will shock you!”  But I didn’t.  You’re welcome.  This is a continuation of thoughts that…

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This year at the ELI conference in Houston, TX I’m going to be participating in the Leadership Institute.  Much to my chagrin, we have homework.  Thinking some about my colleagues who have begun advocating for teaching in the open, I thought I’d try a…

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This month I’m once again participating in Bryan Alexander’s online reading group.  This month we’re reading Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream by Sara Goldrick-Rab.  We’re through the first few…

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If you’re falling off a cliff you may as well try and fly. You’ve got nothing to lose. A few of you might know this from Babylon 5, a sci-fi series that aired in the late 90’s. If you don’t, that’s OK. Not everyone can have geek cred as strong as mine.…
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