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About hmarcuse

I've been an environmentalist since my college days in the 1970s (May 1977 Seabrook, New Hampshire occupation) , and am now a professor of German history at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

“Teaching in the Time of Google”

In an April 24, 2016 Chronicle Review article Michael Patrick Lynch, philosophy professor at UConn, reflects on what education offers when a world if information is at our fingertips. He distinguishes between information (which he calls “Google-knowing), and understanding, which aims at comprehending … Continue reading

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Future of the “Scholarly Monograph” — not too rosy

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/10/10/librarians-and-scholars-consider-future-monograph Excerpt: ‘So what to do about it? Burke and other speakers pointed to the digital monograph as a remedy to higher education’s stubborn grip on an increasingly obsolete form. “Digital has the capacity to call us back to why … Continue reading

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