Notices tagged with edu


  1. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "Driving Innovation, Fairness and Excellence in Australian Higher Education": #

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  2. Matthew Davidson mjd

    According to # gov age-discrimination is only fair and reasonable; an increase in number of 65yo+ uni students "may raise questions of why the Government is supporting […] students where there is a diminished likelihood of a public benefit through workforce participation". #

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  3. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Today in higher education, this happened: # #

    about a month ago from web
  4. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @tregeagle This looks like an interesting book, if not one that tells us anything we didn't already know: #

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  5. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Today's metaphor: education isn't a step along a path; it's climbing to a higher vantage point in order to find the right path. #

    about 4 months ago from web
  6. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "The drive by the education system to improve ‘human capital’ has not produced better job prospects. An education sold as an investment good that has no economic return for most buyers is, quite simply, a fraud." # Guy Standing #

    about 6 months ago from web in context
  7. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Preparing for a # Collaborate lecture to fall into the usual ed-tech shambles. The upside of distance # is that nobody can see how much you're drinking. Myself aside, I can't see how the lecturers would cope otherwise.

    about 7 months ago from web
  8. Matthew Davidson mjd

    All the arguments I've so far heard for complicity in delivering neoliberal # are in the form of "What? And give up showbusiness?"

    about 7 months ago from web
  9. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "Universities are not like stores but like churches […] but if they act primarily as businesses, seeking to sell a product (education) and construing students as customers, then they abnegate their non-market role." #

    about 7 months ago from web
  10. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "Obama Signs New Education Law Granting St^H^HGates Greater Power" #

    about 8 months ago from web
  11. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "# lays off more employees." Who would have guessed the cuts went all the way up the # supply chain to the crappy BBS that everything else depends on?

    about 10 months ago from web in context
  12. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Truth in Grading Disclosure: #

    about 10 months ago from web
  13. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @tregeagle Ta. Shirky wants to derive 'ought' from 'is' here. i.e. increasing numbers of students have no choice but online vocational #, therefore we should optimise that. Don't ask what they would choose if free to choose anything & work out how to make that possible.

    about 11 months ago from web in context
  14. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Was thinking about emailing # to explain why I don't feel comfortable filling out student feedback surveys at the end of each term. Then decided I just didn't care enough to explain. Learning outcome! Apathy is the no. 1 graduate attribute! #

    about a year ago from web
  15. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Awesome database of academic journals' policies toward self-archiving: #

    about a year ago from web
  16. Matthew Davidson mjd

    # shocker: Doesn't actually work as advertised; no substitute for hiring human teachers. #

    about a year ago from web
  17. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "Universities are not intended to teach the knowledge required to fit men for some special mode of gaining their livelihood. Their object is not to make skilful lawyers, or physicians or engineers, but capable and cultivated human beings." # John Stuart Mill #

    about a year ago from web in context
  18. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "Children are encouraged to become a live Dalek". You have just said more than you realise about innovative educational initiatives. # #

    about a year ago from web
  19. Matthew Davidson mjd

    You can't "fast track" education any more than you can fast track puberty or pregnancy. # Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /var/www/statusnet-0.9.9/lib/popularity.php on line 61

    about a year ago from web in context
  20. Matthew Davidson mjd

    I have no problem in principle with Internet/distance # as an alternative to face-to-face. The problems arise when you try to implement the two as different modes of the same course. Limiting each to the intersection of what is possible in both substantially devalues both.

    about a year ago from web