Author Archives: Stephanie Krueger

New grammar and language tools helpful, but do not replace clear ideas

Many students and colleagues I know, both native and non-native speakers, are eagerly embracing new grammar and language tools, some of which “learn” over time with artificial intelligence (AI). I myself use LanguageTool, a grammar, style, and spelling checker, as … Continue reading

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NCIP enables participation in the HERMES project (“Strengthening Digital Resource Sharing during COVID and Beyond”)

Open, captioned video footage of the NTK NCIP-funded presentation by Dr. Stephanie Krueger in English on academic resource use cases at the PhD+ level is now available on YouTube as part of the HERMES project open learning channel. The thirty-seven-minute … Continue reading

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Tips for improving courses based on learning theory

AAC&U has provided helpful tips (including links to many useful resources) to instructors contemplating improving courses for students in the coming semester. Even if you’re a learning theory expert, these tips and resources can assist in contemplating if one’s courses … Continue reading

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Planning for in-person instruction despite Delta: experiences of a small college

As universities plan for the coming semester, higher education administrators are thinking about what to do about Delta, taking various models into consideration while attempting to keep campuses open for in-person instruction. One small college describes their planning/modeling process: …administrators … Continue reading

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Equipping students to deal with uncertainty

Many in the educational sector, including myself, have contemplated the value of the information we’re imparting on students over the past year. As we migrated to primarily online settings in many places, we had to revisit curricular ideas, course formats … Continue reading

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TIB Germany Launching Open Journal and Conference Services

TIB Open Publishing reaches a new stage in its development. Read more: Tullney, M. (2021). TIB becomes Major Development Partner of the Public Knowledge Project (PKP). https://blogs.tib.eu/wp/tib/2021/02/16/tib-and-pkp/

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Visionary Institutional Action at some Universities Overcomes Paralysis

Aaron E. Carroll, Professor of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, describes how some higher education institutions who reacted to the pandemic in a visionary manner have continued operations and created models for others to follow, allowing community … Continue reading

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Reinventing the Knowledge Workplace as Situations Change

Alison Mudditt, CEO of PLOS, summarizes her experiences in the workplace over the past year, and provides her thoughts about how knowledge workplaces will continue to evolve. Mudditt, A. (2021). Emerging from the Pandemic: The Future of Work is Now. … Continue reading

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Equitable Open Science

A brief summary of the dynamics of openness in the scholarly endeavor, with a reminder about the broader picture: [W]e must be especially sensitive to the ways in which open science policies may actually worsen existing inequalities, and make efforts to mitigate … Continue reading

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Bumpy Reopenings

As the first universities open for “post-corona” business in the U.S., the first campus reopenings have been less than smooth rides. This week, Ohio State University took action against more than 200 students for violating gathering rules, and they are … Continue reading

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