Is Failure a Personal Choice?

The link below should take you to a thoughtful examination of failure and its consequences, specifically in higher education, but possibly (by extension) to many areas of life.

Read on:

from the desk of the president | summer 2012. (http://www.facultymatters.com/summer12/bill-pepicello-failure/?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social%2Bmedia&utm_campaign=fm%2Bsummer%2B2012)

My question continues to be whether all failure is bad. Failure can help us reassess our direction in life, our goals, our success as well as failures. We can learn from our failures.

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4 Professors Discuss Teaching Free Online Courses for Thousands of Students – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education

These are just snapshots, or “sound bytes,” but they give a bit of an idea of the diversity of thought among professors teaching a variety of free online university courses (MOOCs–Massive Open Online Courses). Will similar courses be the precursors to free post-secondary for-credit classes? Might such classes result in (or at least lead to) free college education for anyone interested? Will professors be paid based on the popularity of their free online teaching–how well-attended, how well commercialized, etc.?

My questions always seem to start with the content, but then go quickly beyond the actual text and context…

4 Professors Discuss Teaching Free Online Courses for Thousands of Students – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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http://chronicle.com/article/4-Professors-Discuss-Teaching/132125/?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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Corporate Training & e-Learning Blog: Professional Development in the Palm of Your Hand

Whether you are involved in corporate training or general education, this blog brings the importance of utilizing the new tablets, such as iPad, book readers, and other highly portable gadgets, into the teaching and training environments. Read on!

Corporate Training & e-Learning Blog: Professional Development in the Palm of Your Hand.

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http://www.corporatetrainingelearningblog.com/2012/06/professional-development-in-palm-of.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CorporateTrainingE-learningBlog+%28Corporate+Training+%26+e-Learning+Blog%29

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