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February 2010 Blog Posts (12)

Blog for Language Professors to Follow

Hello to all the foreign-language professors out there. This is just a quick note to let you know that my blog deals with more than Spanish. My postings refresh about every week or two and deal with language-learning generally, as well as teaching and learning a foreign language. There are also postings that are of interest to professional translators. I invite you to come explore its archives and post questions…


Added by Eric W. Vogt on February 26, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Collective Behavior: From Cells to Animals to Us

A short post to welcome a new blog about collective behavior: "Collective Behavior: From Cells to Animals to Us" (http://iloapp.collective-behavior.com/blog/blog).

This brand new website is run by three young leaders in the field of

collective behavior: David Sumpter, Audrey Dussutour and Iain Couzin.

This blog aims at sharing news, ideas and information about research… Continue

Added by Cedric Sueur on February 23, 2010 at 3:41pm — No Comments

A Fulbrighter Gets the French Prize « Le Monde de la Recherche » for Best Science Thesis

Dr. Cédric Sueur, working at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, was awarded by Le Monde for his work on primates during his PhD thesis research.

Each year, the French newspaper Le Monde gives a prize to the five best theses in science and allows the winners to write an article on their work in the newspaper. Cédric Sueur's article, published the 15th of…


Added by Cedric Sueur on February 23, 2010 at 3:38pm — No Comments

10 Resons Pay for Performance Won't Work - A gallon won't fit in a quart jar.

  1. Strong teaching maximizes student potential, but cannot alter student potential—a gallon won’t fit in a quart jar. This is politically incorrect, but a reality in schools.
  2. Teaching is one among many influences on test scores. Many of the other influences are major and…

Added by D. Wakefield - Berry College, GA on February 16, 2010 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Successful Techniques and Proven Strategies for Finding Online Work.

Searching for… Continue

Added by Dennis T. OConnor on February 11, 2010 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Fired music professor sues Northern Iowa.

WATERLOO, Iowa - A fired music professor has sued the University of Northern Iowa and the Board of Regents, claiming discrimination, harassment and breach of contact.

Bradley Barrett was fired in December after a former high school student sued him for alleged sexual abuse.

Attorney David Dutton alleges in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court…

Added by Faculty Row Alerts on February 10, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Hardcover Books Obsolete? Apple's iPad Perfect for College Students

Source: Associatedcontent.com

University Students Should Be a Targeted Demographic for Apple's New…


Added by Jon Berk on February 10, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Martin Luther King's foreign policy

February is “Black History Month.” In 1926 Carter G. Woodson initiated this annual commemoration. By doing so, Dr. Woodson intended to stimulate scholarly and popular interest and inquiry into all aspects of

African American life, history, culture and politics.

Evidence-based research mattered to Professor Woodson. He understood the human tendency to emphasize the familiar and to avoid confronting evidence that challenges one’s…


Added by Vincent K. Pollard on February 5, 2010 at 12:56am — No Comments

Is this any way to run an airline/university?

To continue the tales of a full time temp hire.

In order to make ends meet the university has decided to cut pay for lecturers and increase teaching requierments for senior instructors (they have 3 year contracts). At the same time, instructors have been told that we will be teaching more students per class.

Somewhere you would think that there was consideration of motivations. You need to wonder at what point instructors will either a) unionize or b) walk out.…


Added by Michael D Kanner on February 4, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Stanford Offers Up Millions of Books in Support of Google Book Search

Source: Mashable.com


Today, Stanford University threw its hat into the ring for Google by expanding an earlier agreement with the search giant and agreeing to digitize the University’s library. The move comes amidst legal controversy over the Google Book… Continue

Added by Jon Berk on February 4, 2010 at 12:39am — No Comments

The Advantages and Realities of Teaching Online

National & International Reach

The courses at UW-Stout are open to learners from around the world. Over the years in addition to North America, I've worked with people from most of the countries of Europe,… Continue

Added by Dennis T. OConnor on February 2, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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