MOOP – A Modest Open Online Proposal

In prior posts, we have blogged about MOOCs - massive open online courses (MOOCs).  But now comes a proposal for a MOOA:As colleges begin using massive open online courses (MOOC) to reduce faculty costs, a Johns Hopkins University professor has announced plans for MOOA (massive open online administrations). Dr. Benjamin Ginsberg, author of The Fall … Continue reading MOOP – A Modest Open Online Proposal

One of our many reminders on what not to click

UCLA.edu WebMail ServiceUCLA.edu Mail Service messaging center wish to inform all UCLA.edu Email Users. We are upgrading our Webmail clients. Your email account will be upgrade to a new enhanced webmail interface provided by UCLA.edu Mail Service.UCLA.edu Mail Service will discontinue the use of our current UCLA.edu Email System. You are therefore required to re-validate … Continue reading One of our many reminders on what not to click

Two exciting things happening this coming Tuesday, June 5

First, there is the Transit of Venus, which the LA Times calls a “twice in a lifetime experience.”  Check it out at http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-venus-transit-20120601,0,3065385.storyThe other “twice in a lifetime experience” (since we had a “scoping” hearing last fall) will be the upcoming environmental review on the proposed UCLA hotel/conference center, 7 PM, at the Faculty Center.  It … Continue reading Two exciting things happening this coming Tuesday, June 5

eReserves Controversy

Inside Higher Ed today continues its coverage of the litigation on what is allowed in eReserves, i.e., readings placed online for students in courses.  A recent court decision allowed up to 10 percent of a book's contents to be put online as "fair use." University librarians generally supported the decision. Book publishers, notably university book … Continue reading eReserves Controversy

The Farmer (Not in the) Gill

From today's San Francisco Chronicle: Occupy the Farm protesters agreed Saturday to end their three-week encampment on UC Berkeley property in Albany, but rebuffed an invitation from the university to discuss how the area can be used for both urban farming and for research.  Instead, the several dozen protesters set up ladders to scale the fence UC … Continue reading The Farmer (Not in the) Gill

Cinco de Mayo Background: UCLA-Related Insights

Sometimes this blog posts items relevant to holidays of the day and today is Cinco de Mayo.  On May 3, 2012, UCLA Professor David Hayes-Bautista was interviewed by Warren Olney on KCRW radio’s Which Way LA? about the history of Cinco de Mayo.  He was also interviewed on the UCLA Newsroom blog on the same … Continue reading Cinco de Mayo Background: UCLA-Related Insights