Category Archives: Clippings

New Questions about Online Learning (26 February 2012)

Some recent articles and studies raise serious questions about the uses of online learning in college and university (updated 4 May 2013):

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Podcast: Digital Boon or Digital Doom? The Virtual Future of Higher Education (16 January 2013)

The panel discussion “Digital Boon or Digital Doom?” moderated by Ira Basen (University of Western Ontario, 16 January 2013), including panelists Luis von Ahn, Carnegie Mellon University Elizabeth Hanson, Queen’s University Doug Mann, Western University Jonathan Schaeffer, University of Alberta George … Continue reading

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QJ: Policy in the works for undergrad TAs (19 October 2012)

By Julia Vriend.  As published in Queen’s Journal, 19 October 2012.  See also Doug Nesbitt, President, PSAC 901, “Assisting Professors” (Letter to the Editors), Queen’s Journal, 23 October 2012. AMS launches investigation into outdated policies for Queen’s undergraduate assistants The policy … Continue reading

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Highlights from the CAUT Almanac of Post-Secondary Education, 2012-13 (9 October 2012)

The CAUT Almanac “documents the most current statistical information available on the status of post-secondary education in Canada,” using Stats Canada and other data.  Each chapter of charts and tables is prefaced with “Highlights,” as quoted below. 

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QJ: Dissolving Queen’s-Blyth abroad (5 October 2012)

Queen’s Faculty Letter printed in Queen’s Journal, 5 October 2012. To sign this letter, see:  For the list of further signatories, see  See also Jim Lee, Letter to the Editor, QJ, 19 October 2012, and Patrick O’Neill, Blyth Information … Continue reading

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OCUFA, Reality Check: Online education is expensive when you do it right (4 June 2012)

From the OCUFA Report, emailed by Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations to members on 4 June 2012. It is not cheap to provide a high quality university education online. At first glance, the operating expense per student appears lower … Continue reading

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Queen’s Journal: Students accuse public agency of misconduct (28 May 2012)

By Holly Tousignant.  As published in the Queen’s Journal, 28 May 2012.  See also the readers’ comments on the QJ site and “Motions” in May Senate Notes. An Ontario government agency was accused of academic misconduct last month after two Queen’s … Continue reading

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