junho 15, 2012

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O que é bom não dura sempre, e o tempo deste blogue chegou. Não por minha vontade, devo dizer, mas por vontade da aeiou (ou da Impresa, não sei bem). Acabei de receber a notícia no correio electrónico: a plataforma weblog.com. pt vai fechar.
Por um lado, ainda bem, porque o "software" era um "cadáver adiado" que não era actualizado desde 2005. Depois de experimentar o WordPress, já não era a mesma coisa. Por outro, são mais de oito anos de presença. C'est la vie.
De momento, o material do blogue fica no meu disco rígido até eu arranjar coragem para o exportar para o WordPress. Continuarei presente na outra versão: o QueUniversidade2, que já cumpriu um jovem aninho.
Vejo-os por lá.

junho 09, 2012

"Something to think about"

As their homes fill up with ICTs, people make it a daily routine to use them to stay connected as they move about. Networked families use ICTs to keep their family together. Their ICTs enable them to communicate and coordinate despite their mobile, individual lifestyles. ICTs allow them to reach out to new information and new contacts, and then bring that back to the family. At home, their family spends quality time together showing and sharing web pages, online media, and email messages. They rely on blogs and other websites for advice from other parents and organizations, often getting a sense of connectivity with other, sometimes beleaguered, parents. All of this communication and content creation has helped family members as they operate as networked individuals using personal technology to navigate family life. Two-fifths (39 percent) of all American households have at least two computers; three-fifths (58 percent) of married-with-children families have at least two.

[op. cit., p. 159]

LRainie & BWellman (2012). Networked: The New Social Operating System, MIT Press (369 pp.)

junho 02, 2012

"Something to think about"

People are becoming more aware that each individual is at the center of his or her own personal network: a solar system of one to two thousand and more people orbiting around us. Each person has become a communication and information switchboard connecting persons, networks, and institutions. At the same time, each person has become a portal to the rest of the world, providing bridges for their friends to other social circles. With the size and complexity of these networks, each networked individual has to balance out collective and interpersonal commitments in unique ways.

[op. cit., p. 55]

LRainie & BWellman (2012). Networked: The New Social Operating System, MIT Press (369 pp.)

maio 28, 2012

"Something to think about"

"Under the influence of materialism, job-smart students apply to universities not because of a school's true commitment to undergraduate education but because of the school's "prestige" which can later be parlayed into lucrative employment offers and salaries. Under materialism's spell, college becomes, in the words of the late Ernest R. Boyer, a mere "credentialing exercise". It's not seen as a serious intellectual quest. . . . The aim is to figure out what you need to get through this system. As a result, many students play the angles. As educated consumers, they appeal grades that might impede their financial goals and, in increasing numbers, resort to cheating to insure the highest grades with the least expenditure of effort.

[ … ]

Meanwhile, back on the mega-campus, professors are busily engaged in research to advance their own careers, leaving the actual task of instruction to overworked and underpaid assistants. Up in the tower, administrators huddle, devising marketing strategies to please the pragmatic board of governors, largely comprised of businessmen. They formulate market-driven plans, typically rewarding programs that attract the most students or research grants, and penalizing those programs that don't with attrition or extinction by denying them replacements when their faculty retire or die. More and more they allow the complexion of the university to mirror society's own commercial face rather than challenging society's conceit and their own by holding their blemishes up to the critical standard of another era."

[op. cit., pp. 80-81]

SBertman (2000). Cultural Amnesia: America's Future and the Crisis of Memory, Praeger (192 pp.)

maio 20, 2012

Académica!!!!

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maio 04, 2012

"Times' signals"

If a few star professors can lecture to millions, what happens to the rest of the faculty? Will academic standards be as rigorous? What happens to the students who don’t have enough intrinsic motivation to stay glued to their laptop hour after hour? How much communication is lost — gesture, mood, eye contact — when you are not actually in a room with a passionate teacher and students?

Bom, talvez não seja mau lerem o resto do artigo antes de entrarem em "stress", ;-)

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/opinion/brooks-the-campus-tsunami.html?_r=1

(via @hjarche)

"Press review"

A revolutionary new approach to making humanities and social sciences books free

abril 28, 2012

Revista de imprensa 2

Do i "online":

Filomena Mónica. “Sócrates foi um delinquente político"

Há que ultrapassar o título, feito à "boa" maneira dos jornais de hoje, e reflectir sobre muito do que é dito, como por exemplo:

É preciso lembrarmos que o 25 de Abril foi um golpe de Estado, uma insurreição militar. Desde o século XIX até agora, em Portugal, os regimes foram sempre mudados por insurreições militares. Ora, a liberdade conquista-se. E nós nunca a conquistámos, foi sempre alguém que nos deu a liberdade. Em 1820 deram-nos o fim do antigo regime, vindo dos reis, com uma insurreição militar; em 1910, a República veio com uma insurreição militar; em 1926 foi uma insurreição militar que mudou o regime e abriu o caminho a Salazar; e em 1974 foi também uma revolta militar. Facto é que o povo não participou. E, ao não participar, torna-se um espectador alheado. Quando recebemos a liberdade dada e não temos de a conquistar, não a tratamos como nossa. A Constituição de 1822 diz: “O rei outorga.” “Outorga” significa “dá”. Foi sempre assim.

(via @JMF1957)

"A view from the web"

The (In)Direct Benefits of Blogging and Twitter for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Uma visão equilibrada e descomprometida, para quem está na dúvida. Mal não faz!

(via @AnaCristinaPrts)

Revista de imprensa

Do Público "online":

Universidades fazem ultimatos para recuperarem milhões em atraso

"Assessment Principles"

"Three sets of principles might be used to guide the design of assessment in HE or FE"

REAP Resources - Assessment Principles: Some possible candidates

(via @adfig)

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