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The Tyranny of the College Major
J.W. Powell, theatlantic.com
Colleges should require students to take more courses outside of their discipline.The Amer­i­can bach­e­lor’s degree has over the last 150 years become cen­tered on spe­cial­iza­tions, majors, each stu­dent’s home depart­ment. Gen­er­al…

The Tyranny Of The College Major

The Tyranny of the College Major
J.W. Powell, theatlantic.com

Colleges should require students to take more courses outside of their discipline.

The Amer­i­can bach­e­lor’s degree has over the last 150 years become cen­tered on spe­cial­iza­tions, majors, each stu­dent’s home depart­ment. Gen­er­al…

The Tyranny Of The College Major

First lady: a feeble, sexist and outdated job
Nabila Ramdani, theguardian.com
First ladies give up their careers, salary and security, as the humiliating case of Valérie Trierweiler shows. Is it time for the role to be scrapped?The fortunes of Michelle Obama and Valérie Trierweiler, arguably the world’s most high-profile…

First lady: a feeble, sexist and outdated job
Nabila Ramdani, theguardian.com

First ladies give up their careers, salary and security, as the humiliating case of Valérie Trierweiler shows. Is it time for the role to be scrapped?

The fortunes of Michelle Obama and Valérie Trierweiler, arguably the world’s most high-profile…

Why Should You Create A Badge System?

jadeforester:

I spent the end of 2013 drafting Open Badges case studies based on recent interviews with some key use cases.

I know, I know - case studies are long overdue. We’re fixing that really, really soon. Bear with us!

One of the questions we asked everyone was what they wish they’d known before…

Mouths #kissoften

Mouths #kissoften

explore-blog:

This signed limited edition of On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee, published by Riverhead Books, features the world’s first 3D-printed book cover. The slipcase was made by Brooklyn’s Makerbot using a bioplastic made of corn.
Lovely to see another technology join the existing arsenal of print whimsy, currently consisting mostly of die-cut ingenuity and pop-up paper architecture. 

explore-blog:

This signed limited edition of On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee, published by Riverhead Books, features the world’s first 3D-printed book cover. The slipcase was made by Brooklyn’s Makerbot using a bioplastic made of corn.

Lovely to see another technology join the existing arsenal of print whimsy, currently consisting mostly of die-cut ingenuity and pop-up paper architecture