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 you’ll see enrollment back up.
We’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 doesn’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 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.” Can there be any better motivation? – (de xmooc assessment )
- Blog Exercises: Increase Your Thank You Ratio « 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 )