Reading: Demon vs. Monster: The Vice-Presidential Debate and an Historian’s Harassment

From Demon vs. Monster: The Vice-Presidential Debate and an Historian’s Harassment from Hank Reichman on Academe Blog The scare quotes are disdainful when they come from a university president. But what is really shocking is how this alleged “educational leader,” a college president, could evidence such rank disdain for the academy’s and society’s most precious… Continue reading Reading: Demon vs. Monster: The Vice-Presidential Debate and an Historian’s Harassment

Reading: Let’s go through Trump’s terrible internet censorship order, line by line – The Verge

From Let’s go through Trump’s terrible internet censorship order, line by line – The Verge Over at The Verge, Adi Robertson does a close read of trump’s executive order. Even if it is rejected by the Supreme Court, the order is unnecessary and scary. Roberson’s analysis is a lesson in First Amendment law. It’s hard… Continue reading Reading: Let’s go through Trump’s terrible internet censorship order, line by line – The Verge

Reading: Trump’s Attack on Campus Free Speech

Source How to manipulate free speech guarantees. The Trump Administration needed to deal with the problem that the colleges with the worst speech codes are conservative religious colleges. The solution was to include a hypocritical rule in the Executive Order that says private colleges will be judged only by “compliance with stated institutional policies.” Since… Continue reading Reading: Trump’s Attack on Campus Free Speech

What I’m reading 11 Mar 2018 – 21 Apr 2018

There is no perceived IT generation gap: Young people really are thick • The Register – The middle-aged Register speaks to the medicare-aged retiring. There’s more time to stay further in front of the curve when you’re old.> The kids of my day bantered in rhyming slang and Nadsat; these days they speak StartUp and… Continue reading What I’m reading 11 Mar 2018 – 21 Apr 2018

What I’m reading 8 Feb 2018 – 9 Mar 2018

25 years of EdTech – 1998: Wikis – Martin Weller reminds us that wikis didn’t take off in education – but not without effort from a lot of us. Effort that went on from 2003 here: http://erhetoric.org/WeblogsAndWikis . Why would wiki fail? Wikis are easy to work on, but wiki-writing is hard. It doesn’t have… Continue reading What I’m reading 8 Feb 2018 – 9 Mar 2018