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Why Doesn't Plagiarism Matter?

I remember the Biden law school incident. Not long after that, during the Clarence Thomas hearings, I remember reading that law school students were secretly photocopying homework assignments submitted by their arch enemies, in the hopes of one day using that information to torpedo a big political appointment. By choosing Joe Biden as his running mate, Barack Obama has insulted academics — students and teachers alike — a constituency that…

YouTube – Blender – 10 min crash course

I’m preparing to introduce a class of English majors to Blender3D. Many of the online tutorials I’ve found spend way too much time introducing the interface, which is of course worth some attention because it is non-standard, and in the days before YouTube, I remember being so confused by it that I gave up on Blender, only to come back again later when I found James Chronister’s awesome tutorial (sadly…

Ithakas 2006 Studies of Key Stakeholders in the Digital Transformation in Higher Education

From a recent study of university libraries. There’s plenty in this report on digital scholarship, print journals, and comparative approaches of the various disciplines. Neither faculty members nor librarians expect e-books to constitute a viable substitute for print books; they are more generally seen as complementary. Somewhat oddly given this low level of faculty interest in e-books, many librarians consider the provisioning of e-books an important role, and substantially more…