Reframe: Research in Media, Film and Music (@_REFRAME)

This looks interesting: REFRAME aims to offer a range of scholarly and related creative and critical content – from relatively ephemeral or responsive forms of research output (project blogs, online film and video festivals, conferences and symposia, and audio and video podcasts) through to fully peer-reviewed online serials and monographic Continue Reading →

Cyber-abuse of academics via @timeshighered

People really have to get an idea that there are human beings behind all screens – here’s some comment on the particular situation for academics: My experiences, it seems, are far from unique. I am working on a joint University of York-University of Southampton research project; in our survey of Continue Reading →

Lecturing on an Ocean Cruise: Sounds Good!

Well, there’s an idea: The scholar on stage holds the status of entertainer, putting on a show for a paying audience whose scores will determine whether their lecturer’s short-term contract is renewed. Fear not: this is not a vision of some dystopian future but rather an unusual, and fascinating, break Continue Reading →

Bridging the gap between academia and Wikipedia

Press Release from JISC:  Jisc and Wikimedia UK are collaborating on a project to bring the academic world and Wikipedia closer together. This will create opportunities for researchers, educators, and the general public to contribute to the world’s freely available knowledge. Jisc, the UK education charity championing the use of digital technology in Continue Reading →

San Jose: Blended Learning?

Another interesting story connected with MOOCs, but also dealing with wider questions re academic skills, etc.: After five years during which funding for public universities in the state has been slashed by about $1 billion (£650 million), Samuels says, the sector is now being told to solve its problems with Continue Reading →