Association for Social Media and Higher Education

An objective of the Association for Social Media and Higher Education is to create a community for sharing information, tools, learning, and ideas by bringing together social media practitioners, higher education officials, and scholars. The organization recommends utilizing social media to create communities of learning and multidisciplinary collaboration in colleges and universities. A study entitled “Social Media and College Admissions: Higher-Ed Beats Business in Adoption of New Tools for Third Year,” performed by Dr. Nora…

WikiLeaks, Ramifications for History?

The most recent WikiLeaks disclosures, consisting of tens of thousands of reports and analyses made by US embassies and diplomatic missions around the world, may or may not lead to greater public scrutiny – and hence democratic accountability, as Mr Assange hopes – of the conduct of foreign policy. The most vociferous criticism of the disclosures has come from those most embarrassed by them, although others charge that they have put the lives and security…

Open Access Knowledge?

The sciences may be embracing open access, but the humanities remain cool to the idea. Paul Jump investigates Many observers have hailed the recent surge of open-access titles launched by commercial publishers as evidence that science is firmly on the road to a fully open-access future. But it's a different story in the humanities and social sciences, and the jury is still out on the wisdom of SAGE, the US social science publisher, in launching…

Top 10 tips to beat fatigue (well, I’d call it 5… I should try some!)

Essential advice on how to avoid tiredness How do you beat fatigue? We’ve all been there: those days when you wake up shattered, can barely drag yourself into work, and then struggle to keep your head off the desk. More often than not this is because you had a particularly late night which has left your body crying out for more sleep. On the other hand, sometimes you may be getting to bed in good…
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