How to Be an Academic in the Twenty-First Century

November 1, 2016

Open Research for Academics: How to Be an Academic in the Twenty-First Century

LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog

  • Open research is about more than open access. It is about making all aspects of the research process open to all possible interested parties. Bianca Elena Ivanof and Caspar Addyman outline some steps towards being a successful academic in the 21st century; from writing clearly and engaging with the public to opening up your research to your peers.

The Case for Learning Engineers in Education


  • Technology is changing the way almost all industries work beyond recognition. It’s also changing the nature of what skills humans need to succeed. All of this means our education and training systems need to be different than they have been. We need learning engineers.

Video Games And Digital Devices Are Not Keeping Kids Indoors. Blame Science Class For That


  • Twenty-First century teachers need to embrace lesson plans that leverage digital tools to help students understand, interpret, and analyze the world in which they live. Most of the rhetoric around technology is teaching our children to see STEM in opposition to nature. That’s a disservice to our children. Luckily, some folks are “Hacking STEM” education in all the right ways.

Higher Education for the AI Age: Let’s Think About it Before the Machines Do it For Us

The Washington Post

  • More than 80 percent of AI researchers believe that by the year 2040, computers and advanced machines will eventually achieve levels of artificial intelligence that rival human intelligence, impacting the workforce and the wage gap. As a result, we need to stop thinking of higher education as a once-in-a-lifetime event and more as a platform for lifelong learning.

Pearson Announces Mixed Reality Pilots Designed to Solve Real World Learning Challenges at Colleges and Universities


  • Pearson announced a collaboration with Microsoft to explore the power of mixed reality to solve real challenges in areas of learning. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, San Diego State University and Bryn Mawr College are among the firsts to explore power of mixed reality learning content, delivered via Microsoft HoloLens, to immerse students in real world experiences.

Blackboard Study on How Instructors Use the LMS

Inside Higher Ed

  • Blackboard released a study on how instructors and students in 70,000 courses across 927 institutions used Blackboard Learn. The company conducted analysis for patterns between courses based on the relative time students spent using different tools, taking use of features/functionality as a proxy for course design.

A Window on the Classroom of the Future?

Times Higher Education

  • Step into the newest classroom at Madrid’s IE University and you find a curved wall of screens spanning 45 sq m. The wall displays the images of up to 80 participating students, who are joining the class from all corners of the globe. Is this teaching space, christened the Wow (Window on the World) Room, the classroom of the future? Or is it yet another case of technology being long on hype and short on substance?

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Webinar Bootcamp: Proven Steps to Success (Nov. 3)

The 13th Annual Open Education Conference (Nov. 2-4)
National Education Week (Nov. 9-11)
ICERI 2016: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (Nov. 14-16)
DevLearn 2016 (Nov. 16-18)
OEB Online Educa Berlin 2016 (Nov. 30- Dec. 2)
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