Can (women) have it all?

Interesting article re: whether women (or anyone) can have it all in a culture which is "always on": Last month, a predictable storm erupted in response to Anne-Marie Slaughter's confessional in Atlanticmagazine. "Women Still Can't Have It All," she declared, explaining why she had given up her dream job in the State Department to spend more time with her family. The gruelling demands of the Washington work culture - known, apparently, as "Obama time" - had…

#DigitalVertigo @ajkeen

Oh dear, this is an intriguing looking book, but it's not good a good review in the Times Higher Education: This is less a book than an exercise in branding. It is apparently written to increase the public visibility of the author, who is scrambling on the middle slopes of technology punditry and, it seems, would dearly love to reach the heights. Those lucky few who scale the peaks command tens of thousands of dollars in…

Olympic Studies

As the Olympics kick off... a great example of how technology has enabled continuation of a degree whilst preparing for competing at the highest level of sports: The law department arranged for Ms Twigg to take all her seminars and tutorials on a Friday while she trained at the Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre during the rest of the week. She was also able to select coursework options that most closely fitted her commitments and…

JISC Feedback & Assessment Webinar

Unfotunately I wasn't sent the URL for this webinar and struggled to get hold of it until 30 minutes into the session (note to self: prepare for this when running own webinars), but joined at the point that everyone was having a practical go with Peerwise. Peerwise is free software, which seems pretty intuitive: Students use PeerWise to create and to explain their understanding of course related assessment questions, and to answer and discuss questions created…
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