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May All Your Messages Be Sticky…

Ken Steele applies lessons learned from Chip & Dan Heath’s bestselling book, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die (New York: Random House, 2007), to higher education. Chances are, if you’ve seen this book on a shelf, you remember it: it’s bright orange, with silver... Read more

Ken Steele applies lessons learned from Chip & Dan Heath’s bestselling book, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die (New... Read more

What’s Wrong with University?

Ken Steele’s reflections on Jeff Rybak’s new book, What’s Wrong with University and how to make it work for you anyway.  (ECW Press, 2007). You may know Jeff Rybak as a young blogger for Maclean’s. He graduated just last year from the University of Toronto Scarborough, where he was... Read more

Ken Steele’s reflections on Jeff Rybak’s new book, What’s Wrong with University and how to make it work for you anyway.  (ECW... Read more

Ivory Tower Blues: A University System in Crisis

Ken Steele reviews the book, Ivory Tower Blues: A University System in Crisis, by James E. Côté and Anton L. Allahar (University of Toronto Press, 2007). Ivory Tower Blues has garnered a good deal of media attention since it was published earlier this year, perhaps because the media always loves a good... Read more

Ken Steele reviews the book, Ivory Tower Blues: A University System in Crisis, by James E. Côté and Anton L. Allahar (University of Toronto Press,... Read more

What to make of “the Gamer Generation”

Ken Steele’s reflections on the book, Gamers go to College, by Craig Westman and Penny Bouman. (Washington DC: AACRAO, 2006). $70 US. In a nutshell: I bought the book, and I wanted to buy the argument, but after reading it, I just can’t. Gamers Go to College is written by three administrators... Read more

Ken Steele’s reflections on the book, Gamers go to College, by Craig Westman and Penny Bouman. (Washington DC: AACRAO, 2006). $70 US. In a... Read more

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