Personalized learning is a concept that is often discussed in K-12 circles, but is just making its way to the higher education space. For students who have grown up digital natives accustomed to constant stimuli, sitting in a lecture hall being read to for hours is almost torture — and they don't learn.
No one would disagree, at this juncture, that higher ed is facing a perception problem. From a town-gown disconnect propelled by what some cite as the extreme arrogance of the academy to a widespread belief that the industry is not adequately preparing students for the “real world,” there are a number of issues people have with higher education, which contribute to declining overall public support.
Community engagement is a critical component of the work needed for higher education leaders to begin to turn the tide and change public opinion around the industry. One part of this is working to build partnerships that actually benefit the community, like Texas A&M-San Antonio's school of education has done by sending its students into the highest need schools in the area, rather than those that are already thriving.
Speaking of reading, I need recommendations for some good fiction. What are y’all reading? I don’t like sci-fi, usually go for James Patterson/John Grisham-type stuff when I go the fiction route, but it’s been so long, I probably don’t really know what I’m looking for
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".