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    Archive for the ‘scholarship’ Category

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    A Critique of Rick Hess’ Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings

    Rick Hess just released the 2013 version of his Edu-scholar Public Presence Rankings. He claims that these rankings are “…designed to recognize those university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about K-12 and higher education. The rankings offer a useful, if imperfect, gauge of the public impact edu-scholars had in 2012.” I’m […]

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    Modern scholarly communication in education: An Example

    I’ve written a bit about scholarly communication in education, and our need to modernize our modes and systems (see e.g. THIS and THIS and THIS and¬†THIS…). This post offers an example of modern scholarly communication. At the heart of this “story” is Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab,¬†Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Sociology at the University […]

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    “Academic blogging” qua peer review

    Unless you live under a rock (or if you don’t track education policy matters through social media – same thing), you know about the “big” study about teacher effects that was conducted by Chetty, Friedman and Rockoff, disseminated through NBER and reported in multiple outlets, most notably the New York Times. This is an important […]

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    My “guerilla” tactic for Open Access Week

    I’ve copied the text of an email that I sent today to all the members of the VCU School of Education community. To some of you, the idea of scheduling a room and inviting people to have a conversation may seem benign, hardly “guerilla;” especially in “the academy.” But, I anticipate a good deal of […]

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    There’s something here…

    I just don’t know what exactly. So, mostly as stream of consciousness and in chronological order… *This started when Lisa Thumann tweeted about a keynote speaker at BLC ’10 who referred to the so-called “10,000 hour rule” for mastery or expertise. *I asked her if the speaker had a warrant for that knowledge claim beyond […]

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