Role-playing as a teaching model was brought to contemporary prominence in large part through Fannie Shaftel and George Shaftel (1970). Their advocacy of role-play was based on research in the problem-story model, simulations, and game theory. Fannie Shaftel described role-play for development of interpersonal skills through dramatizations of “life-situations” (1970, p. 556). These scenes would … Read more
Custom filters can be created for Google Analytics so that web site owners can better identify the characteristics of the traffic coming to their sites. This article describes how to use user agent cookies for excluding internally generated traffic to a web site. Documentation for Google Analytics is structured in a Q&A style, with the … Read more
Reading the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) short guide for journalists at the Beijing Olympics was quite sobering. The human rights situation for people in China has only gotten worse with the coming of the Olympics to Beijing. Yesterday, the IOC admitted that it had agreed to censorship of Internet access for journalists. This article will … Read more
Clay, R. A. (2000). Linking up online. Monitor on Psychology, 31(4). Retrieved October 22, 2008, from http://www.apa.org/monitor/apr00/linking.html. “… we never would have met except through the Internet.” From a study that examined general Internet usage… “… small but statistically significant increases in depression and loneliness and decreases in social engagement.” “… replacing the intimate, supportive … Read more
This paper reﬂects on the role and functions of a senior administrator at a Canadian post-secondary institution.
“Too few boards take seriously the task of organizing their business and clarifying their own role and responsibilities.”