A Review of “The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy”

A Review of “The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy”

The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy by Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber (University of Toronto Press, 2016; $26.95) Reviewed by Christina Turner Symbols of the neoliberal university in Canada are so common these days it’s hard not to feel inured to them sometimes. Stories of $1 million signs going up next […]

New Study: Who’s NOT Reading Books in America? (The Answer May Surprise You)

New Study: Who’s NOT Reading Books in America? (The Answer May Surprise You)

The share of Americans who report not reading any books in the past 12 months is largely unchanged since 2012, but is slightly higher than in 2011, when the Center first began conducting surveys of book-reading habits. That year, 19 percent of adults reported not reading any books.

Print vs. Digital Books? The Majority of Americans Still Favor Print

Print vs. Digital Books? The Majority of Americans Still Favor Print

by Andrew Perrin A growing share of Americans are reading e-books on tablets and smartphones rather than dedicated e-readers, but print books remain much more popular than books in digital formats. Americans today have an enormous variety of content available to them at any time of day, and this material is available in a number […]

Adjunct Writes Guidebook on Thriving in the Online Classroom

Adjunct Writes Guidebook on Thriving in the Online Classroom

by Cindy O’Dell Taking a completely online class can be a case of sink or swim, says Jeffrey M. Welch, an adjunct professor in the School of Education. After more than nine years of teaching at Brandman in both blended and online classes, as well as seeing how online learning is moving into K-12 classrooms […]

How Bloom’s Toxonomy Can Make You a Better Teacher

How Bloom’s Toxonomy Can Make You a Better Teacher

Used with permission from A Handbook for Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty and Teacher’s of Adults, 7th ed. by Dr. Donald Grieve, Ed.D. Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives If there is a single paradigm that has stood the test of time in education it is Benjamin Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives (Bloom et al., 1956). Published more than half […]

A Round-up of the Best Books on College Teaching

A Round-up of the Best Books on College Teaching

by Linda B. Nilson We can’t keep up with our own discipline’s research, so how are we supposed to stay abreast of the college teaching literature? Let me make it a little easier for you. Here are six recently published books that capture what I think are the latest and most important developments and trends […]

Book Review: ‘Building a Better Teacher,’ on Secrets of Good Teaching by Elizabeth Green

Book Review: ‘Building a Better Teacher,’ on Secrets of Good Teaching by Elizabeth Green

By Michael S. Roth BUILDING A BETTER TEACHER How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) By Elizabeth Green Norton. 372 pp. $27.95   America has some of the best schools on the planet and one of the worst systems of education in the developed world. We have produced educational philosophies that have inspired […]

Book Review: The Good Girls Revolt—How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace

Book Review: The Good Girls Revolt—How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace

by Anne Fischer The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace by Lynn Povich ISBN: 978-1610391733 288 pages On March 18, 1970, over one hundred activists occupied the offices of the Ladies’ Home Journal. Under the banner of the magazine’s slogan “Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman,” […]

John Wiley & Sons Sues Hundreds For Copyright Infringement & Illegal Downloads of Digital Books

John Wiley & Sons Sues Hundreds For Copyright Infringement & Illegal Downloads of Digital Books

by Ernesto Van Dersar John Wiley & Sons, one of the world’s largest book publishers, is continuing its efforts to crack down on BitTorrent piracy. The company has now named several people who allegedly shared Wiley titles online, and is demanding a jury trial against them. If these actually go ahead it will be the first […]

Are Apple & Textbook Publishers Colluding on E-Book Pricing? The U.S. Justice Department Thinks So.

Are Apple & Textbook Publishers Colluding on E-Book Pricing? The U.S. Justice Department Thinks So.

by James Temple The Justice Department has threatened to sue Apple and major publishers in a high-profile case that could reshape the digital-books market, driving down prices but also potentially shifting market power from publishers to e-commerce giant Amazon. The government warned Apple and five major book companies that it intends to file a lawsuit […]

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