Tuesday Links – January 19, 2016

Every other Tuesday, Vision publishes links to the articles that we instructional designers have read and found interesting during the previous two weeks. The opinions expressed in these articles don’t always reflect our own. Rather, we share them because we think they compel conversation, which we’re happy to have with our readers in the comments field below. 

What Blackboard’s New CEO Needs to Do Now (and how you can tell if he’s doing it) – e-Literate

by Michael Feldstein – January 4, 2016

Feldstein uses the appointment of a new Blackboard CEO to weigh in on the challenges the company faces in order to remain atop the increasingly competitive LMS market.

Is Tenure Essential? – Inside Higher Ed

by Scott Jaschik – January 6, 2016

Covers a recent panel of University Presidents making bold distinctions between the “essential” and “nonessential” expenditures in higher-ed. Bonus: Heated debate in the comments field below the article.

Trigger Warnings: Not the Greatest Threat to Higher Education – The Chronicle of Higher Education

by Kathryn D. Blanchard – January 8, 2016

Blanchard argues against the recent wave of attacks on political correctness in higher education.

New York Public Library does the public domain right – Boing Boing

by Cory Doctorow – January 6, 2016

Doctorow recognizes the “aggressive digitization” efforts of the New York Public Library.

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