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Whither Research?

This is the second of two posts engaging the question of the future of research and teaching in higher education. Part Two: Opportunities Last week, in part one, I introduced two trends that pose serious challenges to the future of research in higher education: student are struggling with learning basic research skills and libraries are struggling […]

Whither Research?

This is the first of two posts engaging the question of the future of research and teaching in higher education. Part One: Challenges The University of Oregon prides itself as a research institution and takes seriously its role as the “flagship” institution of higher education in Oregon. As President Lariviere states in his welcome message at […]

Curriculum Mapping: Objectives, Assessment, and Technology

Over the last few months I have sat in on various meetings and presentations about e-portfolios, open courseware, and assessment.  Under discussion are the ways in which different technologies can help mediate across-campus open access to course objectives and assessment processes.  Out of these discussions one area that has really stood out for me is […]

Open Education: Free for all?

An area of growing interest in educational technology circles has been the subject of open access and education—having educational resources freely available to anyone who can access them on the web.  A couple of popular examples can be found with the MIT Open CourseWare project and iTunesU. The current EDUCAUSE Review (ER) devotes an entire issue […]