Freedom of the press: Conference examines accessibility in scholarly publishing

(Photo credit: Natalia Kolenko/Fourth Estate) Over 200 members of the scholarly publishing industry met for a conference on Mason’s Fairfax campus April 19-22 to discuss the quickly evolving world of scholarly publishing.  The conference, known as the Open Scholarship Initiative Conference, or OSI Conference, was the first of its kind, stemming from an organization created a year and a half ago. The organization, […]

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Mason’s Makerspace lets students imagine, create

This story was originally published in the April 25 issue of Fourth Estate. Almost a full academic year since the formation of Mason’s Makerspace, the Mason Innovation eXchange (MIX) has had a busy year full of inventing and getting creative ranging from 3D-printed prototypes to environmentally friendly cigarette butt receptacles. Nestled on the third floor […]

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One if by land, two if by internet

This story was originally published in the April 25 issue of Fourth Estate. How Mason researchers are leading the charge in preventing digital attacks Two weeks ago on Friday, April 15, a team of Mason researchers and students were awarded a grant by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for their work in creating […]

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When there are errors on the cover.

That’s awkward. In 2000 the New York Times issued a correction on something that they had been doing wrong for over 100 years. The issue number n the paper was 500 editions too early. This mistake seems like something the paper can laugh about but other times, mistakes are no laughing matter. Sometimes a small […]

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Learning through technology

Media literacy dramatically increased with the increase of  technology. The education systems in America, as well as other countries, use technology to increase the media literacy of their students. There are many lessons being taught that focus on learning how to use technology and teaching students how to analyze and break down different forms of […]

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Above the fold

On March 6th 2016,  Former First Lady Nancy Reagan passed away. Here is what was on the cover major newspapers the next day. Monday March 7th, 2016 Looking at top of each front page, called “above the fold” we can see the majority have a picture and a story about the passing of the first […]

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Live streaming the news

In recent months I have have been getting alerts on my Facebook feed that look like this: “CNN is LIVE” talking about the Zika virus ” ABC7-WJLA is LIVE” talking about this weekend’s storm ” NBC is LIVE” taking about the Grammys These alerts have been popping up more frequently as various news organizations, shows, […]

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Mason saves $1 million with Atrium cloud-based card system

(Photo credit: Sarah Kladler/Fourth Estate) This story was originally published in the Feb. 1 issue of Fourth Estate. A recent post audit shows that Mason will save approximately $1 million in the first five years of using it’s recently adopted cloud-based card technology. Mason is in its third year using Atrium’s cloud-based card system, according […]

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On the effectiveness of active-engagement

On the effectiveness of active-engagement microcomputer-based laboratories Posted in Articles

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Teaching Naked

Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning Posted in Books

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