Around the Web: Summer Reading

Over the past two semesters, I have become quite accustomed to reading Odile’s Around the Web blog posts every Friday with suggested readings for the week. Unfortunately, the end of Odile’s position as a Departmental Teaching Fellow also brings the end of her time as an editor of the Bok Blog (which makes me incredibly sad!).…

A Tsunami?

Today’s guest post comes from Pamela Pollock, the Bok Center’s Instructional Specialist for International Teaching Fellows. What is the future for universities, given the shift to thinking more seriously about the potential for online learning? The creation of EdX and all this talk about flipped classrooms are just the beginning. Everyone is talking and speculating……

Around the Web: Best Of

Around the Web is going on summer break. As I reflect back on a year’s worth of stories, arguments, and ideas in education, there are a few that have really stayed with me. In no particular order, here they are: “In Which Tenured Radical Ponders The Twists of Fate That Can Mean Everything To An…

Tonys for Teachers

Congratulations to both Prof. Diane Paulus and John Tiffany (2010/11 Radcliffe Fellow) for their nominations and wins at the 2012 Tony Awards. The Bok Center has had the pleasure of interviewing both Paulus and Tiffany on teaching and theater. Check out our interview with John Tiffany from Friday’s post and our interview with Prof. Paulus below:

I Speak, Therefore I Am

With the 2012 Tony Awards airing this Sunday, the Bok Center is certainly rooting for former Radcliffe fellow John Tiffany and his Broadway musical “Once” which has been nominated for best musical. While a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in 2010/2011, Tiffany workshopped “Once” at the A.R.T. here in…

Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: A Virtual Tour

Today’s guest post comes from Anna Mudd, Curriculum Coordinator at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies Outreach Center and MTS ’09.  Last month, I helped convene two workshops focused on exploring visual representation of academic ideas, work, and research. The workshops were held by the Outreach Center at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Prince…

Around the Web: Time on Task

In the Washington Post last week, Daniel de Vise discussed new findings that the amount of time college students spend studying, reading or otherwise preparing for class is about 60% of what it used to be. Possible culprits include softer academic standards, increases in study efficiency thanks to technology, and more demands on students’ time…