The headlines are legion, the sentiment, widespread: “Why Social Media is Destroying Our Social Skills” (USA Today). “Evidence Grows That Online Social Networks Have Insidious Negative Effects” ( 33 more words
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By Joshua Kim
I’m just starting a new MOOC on Coursera, An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching.
The first week is terrific, if a bit video heavy. 327 more words
One of the truly irritating things about a career in academia is that it is invariably performed by human beings. Well, perhaps nearly invariably — we all know that certain bionic colleague who seems to be able to do it all effortlessly, leaving the rest of us breathless and in awe. 1,432 more words
I don’t know about you, but I always feel a bit nervous about situations where making conversations with total strangers is part of the point. You know, what some folks call “schmoozing.” I have typically felt weird about schmoozing. 1,408 more words