Short-sighted administrators, over-centralized systems, under-funded students, over-priced tuition – and other hypehenizations. State universities have done themselves in. Reform: cut admin, fund tuition down to $10/credit, get classes back to 10-20 – suits social distancing – place emphasis back on face to face, boost grad offerings, get emphasis back on academics, and youâ€™ll see enrollment back up.
Weâ€™re selling bottled sugar water based on our sense of the needs of others. The grounding of teaching – much less Education – is rife with contractions we ignore. Going digital doesnâ€™t change this but can offer a new ground for pedagogy. Maybe.
- makers and makerspaces | teaching composition in a creative economy – – (dh composition )
- Learning Design Patterns as an Alternative Model of Course Design – Mike brings Alexander's design patterns into play for course design. Light in two rooms, and place structures to create spaces to congregate. – (pedagogy design learning patterns architecture )
- 22 Thoughts on Automated Grading of Student Writing | Inside Higher Ed – I love it. The idea that teaching and evaluating written work can be done as a computer algorithm is a Â mind-saver. Why? Reading is boring. Automate now. I have videos to watch. My favorite thought is #7:” The only motivations for even experimenting, let alone embracing automated grading of student writing are business-related.” Â Can there be any better motivation? – (de xmooc assessment )
- Blog Exercises: Increase Your Thank You Ratio Â« Lorelle on WordPress – No excuses. Say thank you. – (etiquette learning de en3177 )
- Is Google Making Us Stupid? – Nicholas Carr – The Atlantic – – (DL CreavtiveCommons ) Sorry … Miles away … What was the question? Carr tries to address the question by over-interpreting neuroscience research. Plasticity does’t mean stoopidity.
- Nicholas Felton | Feltron.com – Home of the Feltron Annual Report and other lifelogging experiments – (lifecasting lifelogging )
- Technologically Externalized Knowledge and Learning « Connectivism – – (vle ple learning elearning )
- After Frustrations in Second Life, Colleges Look to New Virtual Worlds – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education – The thrill is gone and SL is sliding away. East to predict. Watch Sun's version. The break point will be the ability to collaborate deftly. – (sl secondlife )