Should We Bid Farewell to the Academic Paper? Is the academic paper the best way for students to demonstrate their learning?  Will learning to write papers help students develop the skills they will need later in their lives? One of my heroes, Virginia Heffernan of the New York Times (whose Sunday Magazine column, The Medium, is sorely missed) writes this week that "Education Needs a Digital-Age Upgrade."  She is reviewing a book called Now You See It, in which Cathy N. Davidson asks "whethe … Read More

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