* Academic workload formulas and e-teaching: A believer’s perspective (2011-May-09) [LH Martin Institute]
Almost all reported that their teaching time had increased with the pervasive use of eteaching as a routine element of their work. Three of the universities had no specific allowance for online delivery: it was calculated as if it equaled class contact time. One university covered the preparation time for a new online unit, but hedged around the need for updating and revising a unit for each offering, with a note that any allowance was at the ‘Dean’s discretion’. Almost all those interviewed reported that responding to emails from impatient students, moderating a discussion board, preparing materials and checking embedded links were time consuming, as was learning new digital applications, leaving them little time for scholarship and research. Yet all felt compelled to spend more time online, and ‘out of hours’ to provide students with the highest quality teaching they could.
* 55.000+ Twitter usernames and passwords leaked link via McAfee
Today anonymous hackers leaked more than 55.000 hacked twitter accounts username and password through Pastebin. It was very shocking to see such a massive number of Twitter accounts are hacked. Also celebrity accounts are hacked.
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* Paolo Bacigalupi’s Drowned Cities
The Drowned Cities – Free Preview (The First 11 Chapters) [Kindle Edition]