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Home » January 1st, 2006 Entries posted on “January, 2006”

Letters to the Editor

Share Dr. Brown’s Revolt I read the profile of Dr. Peter D.G. Brown (November/December Adjunct Advocate 2005) with much interest. I have worked at my institution as a part-time lecturer for more than seven years. In that time, I have witnessed the usual outrages and petty humiliations: people not rehired for seemingly no good reason, [...]

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Suicide of an Italian Lecturer Hits Hard

Share In November, Sigrid M. killed herself. She taught German at the University of Trieste. She, like I, was a member of a small group of about 1,400 foreigners who teach languages at Italian universities. When I taught in Italy, every non-Italian language lecturer in the country was on a fixed-term contract. Then, a few [...]

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What’s Mine is Mine and What’s Yours is Mine

Share by Paul Collins After years of dividing my time between freelance writing and teaching online courses, I shifted entirely to writing books and articles. But to the online education industry, I have not changed job titles at all: I am still just a content creator. College instructors generally do not see themselves as creating [...]

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A Round-up of Distance Education Journals

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Fair Use Chart

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“Are Canned Courses Impacting Academic Freedom?”

Share by Molly McCluskey For some, they’re a blessing: a chance to focus less on course development and more on the actual teaching. For some, they’re a curse: eroding academic freedom and the very fabric of collegiate professordom. Regardless of the perspective, they’re being used more frequently. And the trend doesn’t appear to have an [...]

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Teaching With Moodle

Share by Thomas N. Robb Virtually every educational institution has by now adopted a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or CMS (Course Management System) for use either as an adjunct to its traditional courses (often called a “blended” or ”hybrid” course system), or as a tool for its distance education program. The “big players” are WebCT [...]

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Teaching and Learning in a Hybrid World: An Interview with Carol Twigg

Share by Susan Walsh Veronikas and Michael F. Shaughnessy From 1993 to 1998, Twigg served as Vice President of Educom, one of the precursors to EDUCAUSE. At Educom, she founded the National Learning Infrastructure Initiative (NLII) and initiated the IMS (Instructional Management Systems) project. Before joining Educom, Twigg served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Learning [...]

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Online Courses Provide Hurricane Relief for Students

Share by Evelyn Beck When Burks Oakley logged onto the Web at 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31st, and learned that two levees had collapsed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, leaving 80 percent of New Orleans underwater, he sprang into action. First he e-mailed his University of Illinois colleague Ray Schroeder, who had been [...]

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A Pyrrhic Victory? A Practical Look at the New School Adjunct Contract

Share by Elizabeth J. Carter The unveiling this past November of the first-ever collective-bargaining agreement between 2,000 part-time faculty and administration at the New School was met with widespread public attention and considerable self-congratulation by both sides. Indeed, the agreement is being described in superlatives usually reserved for the likes of pro athletes and hit [...]

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