Notices tagged with edu


  1. 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 a month ago from web in context
  2. 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 3 months ago from web
  3. 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 3 months ago from web
  4. 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 3 months ago from web
  5. Matthew Davidson mjd

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

    about 4 months ago from web
  6. 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 6 months ago from web in context
  7. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Truth in Grading Disclosure: #

    about 6 months ago from web
  8. 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 7 months ago from web in context
  9. 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 8 months ago from web
  10. Matthew Davidson mjd

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

    about 10 months ago from web
  11. Matthew Davidson mjd

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

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

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

    about 11 months ago from web
  14. Matthew Davidson mjd

    You can't "fast track" education any more than you can fast track puberty or pregnancy. #

    about a year ago from web in context
  15. 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
  16. Matthew Davidson mjd

    If you can't beat them, buy them. # is buying up # hosting/consulting firms. #

    about a year ago from web
  17. Matthew Davidson mjd

    B.F. Skinner launches # 1.0. #

    about a year ago from web
  18. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Yay for the students in Amsterdam! # #

    about a year ago from web
  19. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "There are many things I do not know because I photocopied a text and then relaxed as if I had read it." # Umberto Eco #

    about a year ago from web
  20. Matthew Davidson mjd

    David Graeber has stolen my brain and rendered its contents more eloquently than I ever could. # #

    about a year ago from web