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Monday, June 10, 2013

EduDemic: June 10, 2013


Posted: 09 Jun 2013 04:05 PM PDT
QatarStudents, teachers, and many more are gathering at iEARN Qatar in July to tackle the problems and identify the solutions of global education.
Posted: 09 Jun 2013 10:05 AM PDT
brazil-flagToday, we're going to take a closer peek at education in Brazil. Take a look at the infographic below to learn more about Brazil in the categories that were defined for the study.
Posted: 09 Jun 2013 07:25 AM PDT
penguinsWhat if Antarctica had no ice thanks to global warming or some other event? This new visualization is great for any STEM courses you're hoping to try out soon!
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Posted: 09 Jun 2013 05:05 AM PDT
beesStudents, teachers, parents--it’s been a very long year. I was participating in some Twitter chats, and the question was “What are you going to do this summer?” “Curriculum,” said some, “Read the following eighty education books,” said others, and on and on, until a very wise educator said, “Take a break. Recharge your batteries!”


Inside Higher Ed: Crowdfunding Academic Research


NSF issues guidance on how it will carry out Congressional orders to restrict funding of the discipline, and the agency leaves the door open to new grants.

In the face of increased competition and diminishing federal funding, some academic researchers are turning to crowdfunding platforms to raise money.  

New Russian law requiring NGOs to register as "foreign agents" if they receive funding from foreign sources and are engaged in "political activity" threatens closure of an independent polling agency and raises concerns about climate for scholarly collaborations.   

NITLE Shared Academics™ FREE Seminar, Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 2-3 pm EDT

Title: Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 2-3 pm EDT

Location: Hosted online via NITLE’s videoconferencing platform


Why should (or shouldn't) we integrate the Internet into our writing assignments? How does student learning and faculty pedagogy change when we share drafts and comments on the public web? What types of authoring, annotating, and publishing tools deepen -- or distract from -- a thoughtful liberal arts education? Jack Dougherty, Associate professor of educational studies, and Jason Jones, Director of Educational Technology, both of Trinity College, invite readers and contributors to shape the direction of a born-digital book-in-progress, Web Writing: Why & How for Liberal Arts Teaching & Learning, sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.


Faculty, instructional technologists, librarians and others from the NITLE Network interested in web-based writing across the curriculum, ebooks, and open access publishing should attend this seminar. Attendance by institutional teams is encouraged; individuals are also welcome to participate.



Please register online by Friday, June 14, 2013. Participation in NITLE Shared Academics seminars is open to all active member institutions of the NITLE Network as a benefit of membership and as space allows. No additional registration fee applies.




For more information about this event, please contact Rebecca Davis at

Rebecca Frost Davis, Ph.D.
Program Officer for the Humanities
National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE)
1001 East University Avenue | Georgetown, Texas 78626 | tel. 512 863-1734 | fax 512 819-7684

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