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How a Simple Smartphone Can Turn Your Car, Home, or Medical Device into a Deadly Weapon

How a Simple Smartphone Can Turn Your Car, Home, or Medical Device into a Deadly Weapon | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
From embedded insulin pumps to tire-pressure gauges to home-safety monitors, microcomputers are making many aspects of life more convenient in America.
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A look ahead that is deeper and more interesting than expected, based on the title.

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Tony Hardman's curator insight, August 14, 2013 11:32 AM
What Manufacturers Should Do to Build Secure Devices - http://bit.ly/19gsZUe
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Space and consequences: The impact of different formal learning spaces on instructor and student behavior | The Journal of Learning Space Design

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D. Christopher Brooks

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This article presents the results of a quasi-experimental research project investigating the impact of two different formal learning spaces – a traditional classroom and a technologically enhanced active learning classroom – on instructor behavior, classroom activities, and levels of on-task student behavior at a large mid-western university. Using time-series data collected as part of a series of classroom observations, we demonstrate that not only are clear differences manifest in terms of what occurred within each space, but that the different classroom types are linked causally to the observed differences in instructor and student behavior.
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Research: IT Predictions for 2013 -- Campus Technology

Research: IT Predictions for 2013 -- Campus Technology | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
The IT industry's transition to mobile computing, cloud services, social networking, and big data technologies--collectively referred to as the third platform--will accelerate in 2013, according to IDC Predictions 2013: Competing on the 3rd...
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Much more focused on the business and dollars end of these forthcoming changes, than on the capabilities and user/learner experiences. But useful knowledge about the continuing impact of these technologies on what we can, or must, do.

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2012 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey | Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

2012 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey | Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
It’s that time again! We're collecting information for our popular, biennial Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey report.

Jobs at all levels are being surveyed - from program assistant to vice chancellor/VP for sustainability – at any college or university in the U.S. and Canada. The survey and associated report are important vehicles for increasing our understanding of the rapidly growing career field of sustainability professional in higher education. The survey includes questions for both general sustainability staff and more focused positions such as recycling manager or curriculum development specialist.


Collected data will enable comparisons of such factors as salary, scope of work, number of supervised staff, and reporting structure grouped by variables such as position type, institutional characteristics, and region.

It should take about 15-20 minutes to complete the survey, which will remain open through Friday, December 21, 2012. Detailed instructions are on the first page. Here's the link to the survey:


Please forward a link to this page to all who are eligible - the more responses the stronger the results.


Results from AASHE staffing surveys are used by the media as well as by administrators, students, faculty, staff, and others interested in sustainability positions in higher education. Not surprisingly, these reports are among our most popular publications. The 2012 survey report should be ready sometime in early 2013.


If you have any questions, please contact judy@aashe.org.

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If you work on cvampus sustainability, please consider completing this useful survey.

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Why the green building industry needs to pay attention to tenants

Why the green building industry needs to pay attention to tenants | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
It's time for the building industry to shift from develpment to maintenance, using a life cycle approach.
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SCUP agrees: "Taking the long view, and systematically planning and delivering performance across the entire facility life cycle, is critical to meeting sustainability objectives and helping buildings achieve their full economic and environmental potential."

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Are you the process or the product: reflecting on Siva & Gardner

Are you the process or the product: reflecting on Siva & Gardner | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Higher Education, moving forward, is going to be a lot like a 3D printer. Some students will use their educational experience as the printing platform where they learn to craft and shape items while education for others will just be an object that is printed and handed to them.

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The author concludes: These concepts have permeated my worldview lately.  Are you the process or the product. Are you the 3D printer or the thing printed with the 3D printer? Are you the designer of your experiences or are your experiences designed and packaged for you? Do you manufacture or are you being manufactured? Product or process— are you aware of it either way.


That’s what’s been on my mind lately.

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Cycles of Change & Innovation (two models together) - The Ubiquitous Librarian

Cycles of Change & Innovation (two models together) - The Ubiquitous Librarian | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

What emerges when you place these two models together? Do early adopters move through the change cycle quicker and hence become early adopters? What is it that helps people move through the adoption of innovation and consequently if you can accelerate that, does that help them through the change paradigm?

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Brief, but interesting.

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HUBMODE's curator insight, July 26, 8:21 AM

I wonder.

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SCUP Publications

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All posts in here as of 2013 are also being archived in an open Evernote folder. Some of you may find that useful. The folder can be used without Evernote, or inside Evernote.


SCUP Links is the inbox through which the society shares its daily and weekly environmental scanning. Most posts here are also simultaneously posted in SCUP's:


Weekly, we assemble 10 of what we think are the most interesting and relevant-to-SCUPers of our scanning results and publish them in SCUP's email newsletter, The SCUP Scan. 


On a quarterly basis, the society's daily scanning informs its editorial team's solicitation and selection of content for SCUP's journal, Planning for Higher Education.


Each issue of Planning has a broad theme and an accompanying cMOOC in SCUP's virtual community space, the Planning for Higher Ed Mojo.


We have completed out first MOOC, the "Campus-Space Mojo" and have moved on to the next quarterly theme in the journal and Mojo, "Change-Disruption."


With each forthcoming Mojo, as participation continues to increase, the Mojo itself is becoming a regular source of additional knowledge content in the form of substantive blog posts and forum discussions, as well as sharing of images, videos, and documents.


What we scan.


  • We scan SCUP's own content production, including digital resources and face to face events.
  • We scan similar content production for many other higher education associations.
  • We scan higher education specific industry periodicals of interest to planners, as well as national news media and publications of higher education interest groups.
  • We also scan the social media networks listed above.
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A 1945 Essay on Information Overload, “Curation,” and Open-Access Science

A 1945 Essay on Information Overload, “Curation,” and Open-Access Science | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
There is a new profession of trail blazers, those who find delight in the task of establishing useful trails through the enormous mass of the common record.
Via Marc Rougier
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1945!

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teoportal's curator insight, December 19, 2012 11:49 AM

Tu vivienda esta aquí (pisos, apartamentos, chalets, villas, casas, adosados, locales, estudios, etc .....o promoción de obra nueva) nunca fue tan fácil en comprar tu vivienda, nosotros les ofrecemos una gestión personalizada en compra de tu vivienda, pide mas información sin compromiso.

Lisa Labon's curator insight, January 28, 2013 9:52 AM

Mind boggling to think what that the overload of content he speaks of is now created in a single day, every day.

garassini's curator insight, March 11, 2013 6:51 AM

Applicare il metodo delle associazioni mentali all'archiviazione e alla ricerca delle informazioni. La visione profetica di Vannevar Bush.

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Institutions seek ‘healthier, cleaner’ communities

Institutions seek ‘healthier, cleaner’ communities | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Four area institutions have formed a partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency to promote environmental sustainability on their campuses and beyond.
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This kind of project is spot on for SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo on "Cultivate-Partner," which launches in April 2013, for three months:


"South Carolina State University Interim President Dr. Cynthia Warrick, who has a doctorate in environmental science and policy, said the partnership will make the region 'a healthier and cleaner place to live.'


The presidents of S.C. State, Claflin University, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and Aiken Technical College met with Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming, administrator of EPA Region 4, at S.C. State on Wednesday and signed a memorandum of understanding to form an environmental sustainability working group."

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The False Promise of the Education Revolution - College, Reinvented - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The False Promise of the Education Revolution - College, Reinvented - The Chronicle of Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Popular "disruptions" have the buzz but might put higher education out of reach for those students who need traditional instruction the most.
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Scott Carlson and Goldie Blumenstyk ask the question, "For whom are we reinventing college?" Someone else asked:


"'Is this thing crap or for real?'


In higher education, that is the question of the moment—and the answer is not clear, even to those lining up to push for college reinvention. But the question few people want to grapple with is, For whom are we reinventing college? ... Read beneath the headlines a bit. The pundits and disrupters, many of whom enjoyed liberal-arts educations at elite colleges, herald a revolution in higher education that is not for people like them or their children, but for others: less-wealthy, less-prepared students who are increasingly cut off from the dream of a traditional college education."


Join us starting January 11, for our informal cMOOC on Change-Disruption. Register now. Remember, it's a MOOC, you only have to do the parts you want to. We have 10 weeks. Pick only one.

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There's nothing wrong with cautious leadership in higher ed (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

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Written by SCUPer Terry Brown, who is interim senior special assistant for academic and student affairs in the University of Wisconsin System, and a former dean and provost at two campuses in the system.


If higher ed adapts too fast: "It is true that we are faced with an existential choice: adapt or die. But if in adapting we lose who we are, we have not survived. I encourage campus leaders to put down their Harvard Business Review and go see Spielberg’s "Lincoln," whose example of leadership in the midst of great social turmoil has more relevance to the context of American higher education which was itself founded on “'a faith in slow, deliberate, incremental transformation.'”

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Open Learning Recognition | Taking open educational resources a step further

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James L. Morrison says, "This book is one to be read and referenced. In keeping with the title, the book is free to download as a PDF file."

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SCUP Book | A Practical Guide to Strategic Planning in Higher Education

by Karen E. Hinton

Undergoing a strategic planning process can be a monumental task, especially for higher education institutions that are attempting a more contemporary model for the first time. Dr. Hinton's guide shortens the learning curve and unites college leadership with its intuitive, step-by-step approach. It not only takes you through the planning process, but also provides guidance on how to ensure the plan’s long-term success.

- Kasey McKee, Vice President, College Advancement, St. Charles Community College (SCC) Foundation


Few higher education administrators have adequate training in strategic planning. The costs of engaging in a poor planning process can range from disillusioned faculty, staff, and students, to poor use of vital resources, to failed accreditation reviews that can cause an institution to lose funding and prestige.


This new SCUP guide provides a basic overview of strategic planning at the post-secondary level and defines the elements of a successful process. It is also useful as a checklist for more experienced campus leaders, providing colorful vignettes of circumstances in which ineffective strategic planning can create many problems. SCUP members will find it a quick and uncluttered read for all members of campus planning teams.

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This book is free to SCUP members. It is available to nonmembers for only $10.

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To Close the Skills Gap, Re-Value the Associate Degree : New England Board of Higher Education

To Close the Skills Gap, Re-Value the Associate Degree : New England Board of Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

This problem actually provides an opportunity that may be unique to New England: It is time to re-value the associate degree in our part of the world.


Just because employers can require a bachelor’s degree or higher for a particular job does not mean they have to. Very often, an associate degree can provide important hands-on skilled training—especially for entry level or “middle skill” jobs—that bachelor’s degrees don’t provide.


And, when an employer is able to hire an associate degree-holder for a job that may have previously required a bachelor’s degree, they may save some labor costs and look forward to workers staying in their positions longer as they pursue additional education and training and move up the ladder.

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A suggestion with a case study by Noemi Custodia-Lora, assistant dean of liberal arts and sciences and Lane A. Glenn, president at Northern Essex Community College. And David R. Legg, vice president of quality assurance with Charm Sciences.

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NACUBO: High Tech, High Stakes

NACUBO: High Tech, High Stakes | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

From operational efficiencies to transformational processes, information technology's role at colleges and universities demands top-tier leadership. Here are some areas where the CBO's steady oversight and involvement can be IT game changers.

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STEM and the Community College

As science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers paths heat up, students are getting a good start in their education from a most unexpected source. Community colleges have two distinct roles: certifying technicians for the workforce or providing the first two years of a bachelor's degree.

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Chuck Close Uses Art to Inspire Students to Academic Success

Chuck Close Uses Art to Inspire Students to Academic Success | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
A new federally sponsored public-and-private experiment puts the arts at the center of the curriculum in hopes of raising academic performance across the board.
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True diversity: "Born with prosopagnosia, a condition that prevents him from recognizing faces, Mr. Close explained that the only way he can remember a face is by breaking it down into small 'bite-sized' pieces, like the tiny squares or circles of color that make up his paintings and prints.

'I figured out what I had left and I tried to make it work for me,' he said. 'Limitations are important.'”

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The MOOCs fad and bubble: please tell us another story!

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This European perspective on the "new stuff" concludes:


These three methods (explore, publish, debate) represent the core of a new philosophy of training which was developed in many institutions and are known as active learning methods. We shall try to adapt them to the high school environment, and to equip them with a large scope of digital resources and tools. This is how we shall answer to the challenge of MOOCs systems: emphasizing the need for educational innovation, adapted to the new skills of the students and to the requirements of our times. Watching, listening, obeying, memorizing were the key methods of old times education: putting them on line will not change anything to the tremendous weakness of responsibility skills that today leaders are demonstrating and that we, as educators, are supposed to enhance. Of course, it will take us time to develop and test these methods but we need to be sure that they are really improving the learning process before we extend them and deliver them.


Of course, we shall miss the rush for MOOCs fame, but since the same fad occurred at the end of the ‘90’s, we know that there is time and room, especially in Europe, to invent another model, a responsible and relevant one for the challenges of our time.

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Essay predicting that campuses will be completely digital in 3 years | Inside Higher Ed

President of McGraw-Hill:


"... I’m willing to put my stake in the ground.


As I see it, the publishing industry needs to do all it can to ensure that within 36 months, higher education in the U.S. will be completely digital. I’m not talking about a slight or even gradual increase in e-book adoptions or the use of adaptive learning. I’m talking about a total transition from a reliance on print textbooks to a full embrace of digital content and learning systems. Aside from the college library, you hopefully won’t be able to find a printed textbook on a college campus in three years. And if you are, we should all be disappointed."

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We Have Goals. Now what? | Change Magazine

We Have Goals. Now what? | Change Magazine | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
By Estela Mara Bensimon, Alicia C. Dowd, David Longanecker and Keith Witham

The nation is in an era of policy reform aimed at improving the productivity and effectiveness of higher education. Major philanthropies and policy groups have converged around variations of the ambitious college completion goals announced by President Obama at the beginning of his administration.

But at the same time, many state governments, while recognizing the pressing need to prepare a next-generation workforce, have had to reevaluate their spending priorities because of sustained budget crises. Responding to grant-funded initiatives from a handful of foundations and advocacy organizations, a number of states have thus been busy over the past several years outlining strategies to help their higher education institutions produce more degrees and credentials with the same or fewer resources.
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Change Magazine - November-December 2012

Change Magazine - November-December 2012 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
it has been a real disappointment that Arum and Roksa, beginning with Academically Adrift, have not been willing to disaggregate their sample of two dozen institutions in order to showcase those that exhibit the characteristics that correlate with better academic performance—and, we now see—postgraduate success. Arum and Roksa merely hinted at this connection in their study of students in college when they found that “students in traditional liberal arts fields… demonstrated significantly higher gains in critical thinking, complex reasoning, and writing skills over time.”
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The Council of Independent Colleges' Richard Ekman wants Arum and Roksa to get a bit more granular with their CLA data sample.

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Corporate Governance, Shared Governance, and Higher Ed | 'Administrators are not the enemy if ... .'

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"Until recently, there wasn’t really an alternative to the old model, which is probably why it lasted so long.   But now there is.  Whether StraighterLine or someone else does it is beside the point; the point is that interesting and intelligent alternatives are springing up almost weekly.  

Administrators are the enemy if we think of institutions as total.  But they aren’t total.  They’re porous, and they’re fragile.  The alternative isn’t blank checks written by grateful students; it’s digital adjuncting.  We’ve seen this movie.  We can change how it ends."

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