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Jan 25

The Politics and Diplomacy of Cooking and Hospitality
Diplomacy and hospitality are similar in many ways: they bring people from various cultural and social origins together, and make them temporarily equal. In national and international politics, the ritual of meal preparation can help mitigate potentially contentious relationships – or initiate a long series of feuds. Table manners can be the source of pride and distinction. Taste is an inexhaustible topic of conversation and debate. Moreover, the art of seating, serving and addressing ...

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Assessing President Obama'S Far-Reaching Impact On Higher Education
, Inside Higher Ed | News
Lyndon Johnson oversaw the creation of the federal student aid system. Bill Clinton’s administration invested heavily in college preparation and created a multibillion-dollar program of college tax credits. But as President Obama’s eight years in office near an end, history is likely to remember him as the higher education president. We can already hear the shouts of dissent from those who felt the brunt of the administration’s all-out regulatory blitz against for-profit colleges. Expect demurrals, too, from higher education leaders who felt betrayed by their ... [Link] Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 +0000

Couldn’T Get Into Ivy League Irl? Here Are 250 Free Online Courses From Ivy League Colleges
, Class Central's MOOC Report
250 MOOCs from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale. The post Couldn’t get into Ivy league IRL? Here are 250 Free Online Courses from Ivy League Colleges appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:37:21 +0000

The State Of The Mooc: What Associations Should Know
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/0117_learning-800x480.jpg Ernie Smith, Associations Now, Jan 19, 2017 This is a routine report on MOOCs with a focus on associations, but note the zinge rat the end: "Education outside of the university system could gain momentum through MOOCs, especially with the growth of certifications. That’ s good for associations, which tend to offer a lot in the way of education." We are rapidly approaching the day when ... [Link] Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:: -0400

University Of Derby’S Academic Innovation Hub Drives Home Mooc Roi
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Three key takeaways derived from the University of Derby's successful track record of creating MOOCs. The post University of Derby’s Academic Innovation Hub Drives Home MOOC ROI appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:41:17 +0000

7 Insights From Harvardx And Mitx’S Year 4 Report
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Harvard University and MIT recently released their findings from four years’ worth of their courses on edX. The post 7 Insights from Harvardx and MITx’s Year 4 Report appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:33:43 +0000

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