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Phillip Long
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I wish someone had explained this to me when I started at the +MIT Media Lab. It would have saved me a lot of time.
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Interesting discovery as to who the dedication of the sonnets of Shakespeare were actually made. The printing community will be thrilled!

New evidence points to identity of enigmatic ‘Mr WH’ to whom the poems are dedicated
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Waiting at the Philadelphia airport for the pilot to get his lunch . Boy it sure has lost the glamour of "air travel" from years past - of course the aircraft is Dash 8... I've always wondered if pilots of these turboprops are in the training program for 'real' jets or if these pilots get the same status and pay as the larger jets.
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The sad story of the attack on the Jewish community  in Argentina in 1994 was brought back again recentlly with the report that the chief prosecutor Alberto Nisman 'suicided' in Buenos Aires this weekend, after doggedly pursuing the responsible parties (allegedly Iranians led by Mohsen Rabbani, the former Iranian cultural attache in Argentina at the time of the blast), over the past 25 years.

He had just recently accused Argentine President Fernandez and several of  her staff of secretly negotiating a deal with the same former Iranian cultural affairs minister now in Tehran, based on wire taps he ha obtained and recordings of those conversations. The deal was to make this prosecution 'go away' in return for oil from Iran, given the Iranian energy situation is in dire straights.

Specifically The Guardian reported "last Wednesday...  Nisman presented a 300-page complaint before Federal Judge Ariel Lijo against the president. Nisman accused her of conspiring with her foreign minister, Héctor Timerman, through secret negotiators to clear Iran of charges in return for Iranian oil to make up for the debilitating energy deficit that had resulted from years of government mismanagement."

For the details see The Guardian UK article.

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I lived in Argentina for 3 years or so back in the late seventies. There were disappearances being reported frequently, usually the young people who were protesting the military junta governing at the time. I saw the Madres de Plaza de Mayo. As the caption of this YouTube video records (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_qpjDY5-dU) , "They  march silently every Thursday in front of the the Presidential palace (Casa Rosada or the Pink House) in Buenos Aires. The mothers march in protest of the 30,000 "disappeareds," the sons and daughters of Argentina abducted by the government during the Dirty War (1976-1983)."   The hauntingly beautiful song by Sting, "They Dance Alone"  captures the sentiment, and truthfully move me to tears every time I hear it and remember the anguish on the faces of the mothers in the silent marches (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNaNXxdPHCA)
Fate of prosecutor who claimed cover-up of 1994 bombing came from on high described as fresh attack on Jewish community
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Attending a workshop on the future of course reviews. One of the presenters from a local university allow academic staff to remove comments from their course reviews that they find offensive or inappropriate. There were 46 staff have removed 116 comments in the past 18 months, a number that the university in question felt was reasonable. This practice generated a flurry of discussion. 
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New post on "New Media & PT Barnum in the 21st Century"
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Nice piece on Robyn William's Ockham's Razor, Radio National, Australia, on the impact of MOOCs on higher ed. The guest commentator is Jim Barber, VC of UNE. 
Open online courses in tertiary education are challenging traditional universities.
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Tragic fire is a loss to all of us as 2000 sq mtrs of historic documents dating to the 16th century go up in flames in Moscow fire. 
Leading scientist speaks of cultural ‘Chernobyl’ after blaze ravages 2,000 sq metres of Moscow institute holding papers dating to 16th century
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One way to reach a more affordable 4-year bachelors degree? Make the first two years free!
White House says government would pick up 75% of the bill, and the remaining quarter would come from states that opt in to the program
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From Roy Spence, “When you’re a kid every day is full of firsts, full of new experiences. As you get older, your firsts become fewer and fewer. If you want to stay young, you have to work to keep trying new things.”

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New Media & PT Barnum in the 21st Century
There is a joke about politicians and lawyers you've heard before.   "How can you tell when a [politician/lawyer] is lying?"   "His lips are moving."  That joke took sad form in Houston, Texas recently when anti-gay activist Dave Wilson defeated an incumben...
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Associate Vice Provost of Learning Sciences and Professor
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  • University of Texas at Austin
    Associate Vice Provost, present
    Phil is the Associate Vice Provost for Learning Sciences and Deputy Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, with Clinical Professorships in Educational Psychology and in the School of Information, at the University of Texas, Austin.
  • University of Queensland
    Exec. Director Innovation & Anaytics, 2008 - 2014
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Assoc. Dir. Center for Educational Innovation & Technology, 2000 - 2008
  • Seton Hall University
    Exec. Dir. of the Teaching and Learning Center, 1997 - 2000
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Austin, Texas
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Brisbane, Australia - Tulsa, OK - Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic - Bakersfield, CA - Simi Valley, CA - Santa Cruz, CA - State College, PA - Irvington, NJ - Summit, NJ - Brooklyn, NY - Cambridge, MA - Andechs, Germany
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Introduction
Phil is the Associate Vice Provost for Learning Sciences and Deputy Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Clinical Professor in Educational Psychology and in the School of Information, at the University of Texas, Austin. Dr. Long provides leadership to the university’s strategy for technology-enhanced learning. Phil contributes leadership to UTx, the local implementation of the edX MOOCs, the UT learning analytics initiative & design of learning environments

Phil’s current research interests focus on active & blended learning pedagogies, remote laboratories, emerging technologies and the analytics that can be captured by instrumenting interactions in both virtual and environments with the goal of informing learner decision-making.

Previously, Phil was the Executive Director of Innovation and Analytics, and Professor of Innovation and Educational Technology at the University of Queensland, and Executive Director of Innovation & Analytics.  He directed the Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (CEIT), dedicated to research on learning environments that have the potential to innovate teaching, learning and creativity. 

Dr. Long is a lapsed behavioural ecologist, having studied avian mating systems from the north slope of Alaska to the coast of Patagonia. His area of research was the evolution of mating systems and the biological bases for cooperation,  which has proven equally useful in higher education administration.  He continues to enjoy birding and adding to his life list when his is not pursuing his other hobbies of sailing and running.

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Happily married to an accomplished scholar & midwife and two extraordinary offspring
Education
  • Rutgers University
    Post-doctoral Fellowship in Behavioural Endocrinology
  • Pennsylvania State University
    Biology
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    Psychobiology
  • Moorpark College
  • Royal High School
  • Center Jr. High School
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Radhertz