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MOOCs aren't the only kind of online course stirring debate on college campuses
On the heels of faculty backlashes to massive open online courses, three universities have pulled out of an online learning program with education company 2U.
Thu May 16, 2013
Tame The Web
Sjsu Slis Ciri: New Post - Mooc Meets Learning 2.0
I have a new post up at the Center for Information Research and Innovation blog at the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science: Although educators and scholars are debating the advantages and downsides of MOOCs, with many asserting that MOOCs have the potential to provide new insight regarding online learning, research ... (more)
Wed May 15, 2013
Walnut Creek Businessman & Martinez Resident Seeks to be Candidate in Iranian Presidential Election
In a seemingly quixotic quest, an East Bay businessman who is a dual Iranian and U.S. citizen has thrown his hat into the ring to be Iran's next president.
He is also the station's News and Program Director. A 35+ year veteran of Bay Area radio and television, George has deep ties to the local community.
Harvard-for-Free Meets Resistance as U.S. Professors See Threat
Professors across the U.S. are criticizing a rush to offer free online college courses, challenging a movement designed to spread knowledge and reduce higher-education costs.
Tue May 14, 2013
The Campbell Reporter
Cupertino: English teacher honored for excellence
Monta Vista High School English teacher Mikki McMillion recently received the Excellence in Education award at the 11th annual Goldin Foundation Educators Forum hosted by the Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District.
First proof that infinitely many prime numbers come in pairs
It's a result only a mathematician could love. Researchers hoping to get '2' as the answer for a long-sought proof involving pairs of prime numbers are celebrating the fact that a mathematician has wrestled the value down from infinity to 70 million.
Mon May 13, 2013
The Heartland Institute
Burning of Skeptical Climate Book a Reminder of Nazi Book Burning
San Jose State University faculty recently decided the best way to address scientific criticisms of alarmist global warming theory was to burn the books containing such criticisms .
Heartland re-asserts connection between Education and Capitalism
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Customer Interaction Solutions
Open Source Model Assigns Credit Scores to 260 California Cities
A municipal credit research group has published credit scores for 260 California cities calculated with an open source credit model.
Fri May 10, 2013
$40,000 scholarship turns S.J. teen's dream into reality
When her name was announced and she realized all her hard work had earned her a life-altering reward, Devon Pollard briefly appeared to go numb.
Thu May 09, 2013
Community Lecture: Luis J. Rodriguez
Arturo HilarioEl ObservadorAt a theater room in an engineering building at San Jose State University a large drum rang through the walls at the commencement of a community lecture by author Luis J. Rodriguez.
NBC Bay Area
No Discipline for Professor Who Admitted Crossing the Line
San Jose State University did not discipline an instructor who admitted to crossing the line with a female student in his office A San Jose State student says she was sexually assaulted in her professor's office.
Scotts Valley Banner
Several members of the San Lorenzo Valley High School community will be recognized Saturday, May 11, for their leadership and support efforts for the campus' Gay-Straight Alliance at the 16th annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards at Pajaro Valley High School in Watsonville.
Document: San Jose State U.'s Faculty Association Responds to MOOC Backlash
The union representing professors at San Jose State University wrote the following statement expressing concerns about recent efforts by the university's president, Mohammad H. Qayoumi, to work with commercial MOOC providers.
Rolling Stones jam with guests John Fogerty and Bonnie Raitt at San Jose concert
No one can accuse the Rolling Stones' "50 and Counting" concerts of being the same for every show because not only are the set lists changed for every show but there are also different guest performers at every concert.
Wed May 08, 2013
Igniting Debate: School Scrubs Photo of Professors Burning Book
San Jose State University's Dr. Alison Bridger holds a lit match beneath a book that claims global warming is "natural" as assistant professor Craig Clements looks on last month.
Scholars Sound the Alert From the 'Dark Side' of Tech Innovation
Airborne drones, data mining, and MOOCs were among the features of our digital life whose bleaker side drew scholars to a conference last weekend at the U. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
Tue May 07, 2013
EdX MOOCs are not very welcomed at San Jose State
While the popularity of online learning cannot be denied, there is another side to the increasing online course presence at universities across the nation.
Mon May 06, 2013
The Washington Post
Looking for signs of life in the universe
Scientist William Borucki conceived, designed and now is leading NASA's Kepler space mission that will bring the world a step closer to knowing whether life exists on other planets.