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Thinking Structurally [...]

> Trusting Black women is not about every individual Black woman always being right. It is about you assuming that she could be right even if doing so means you may be wrong....

 

Attention Capital [...]

> extracting a good return on investments in “attention capital” (to use a term from Nixon) requires that you balance two things: > > providing your employees’ brains timely access to the right information; and > providing these brains the right conditions under which to process this information effectively....

 

Personal Online Sustainability [...]

> I’m really lucky I start blogging 12 years ago, because I could not imagine the fresh hell of having all of these memories strewn across third party social media services without the overarching organizing archive of my work that is the bava—it’s a mess, but its my mess. ...

 

Badging and Ranking [...]

> Pitting students against one another for the status of having the best grades takes the strychnine of extrinsic motivation and adds to it the arsenic of competition....

 

Don’t Push Digital [...]

> It is not the job of digital pedagogues—or digital aficionados, or digital humanists, or educational technologists, or instructional designers—to force people to go digital. When we make it our mission to convert non-digital folks to our digital purpose, we will not only very likely alienate these valuable colleagues, but we’ll also miss the mark of our true i...

 

What’s Wrong With Higher Education [...]

> The causation is hard to pin down precisely but the story roughly goes: macro-economic change changes the value of higher education credentials as information technologies and financialization make labor more de-centralized and efficient. Politics and culture wars de-legitimize higher education by attributing social policy failures to colleges and universities. This...

 

Anonymous Surveys [...]

> The respondent has no say in how we end up interpreting the data they gave us for free, whom we group their responses with ...

 

The Audrey Test (Pt.1) [...]

> Do you work closely your potential users (teachers or students, for example) about product development? > Do you offer data portability not just for administrative data, but for students' own information? > Is your tool available across platforms? > Are you open source? > Do you offer an API? > Is your educational content openly licensed? > Is it accessible to thos...

 

Beyond Teaching Techniques [...]

> Our conversations need to move beyond techniques. In the beginning, the what-to-do and how-to-do-it focus is essential, and teachers should always be on the lookout for good techniques. But by mid-career, it’s time to explore why—why are we using that policy, why does that activity work in some courses but not others, why won’t students accept the responsibili...

 

Discipline-Based Education Research discussion [...]

> Having people trained in the methods of a wide range of disciplines in the same room talking about the same questions is illuminating. Psychologists worry that the treatment is not precisely defined. Economists worry that the control group and treatment were different before the experiment started. Physicists seem to want to see change across the semester in the sam...