Performance-Based College Funding [...]

> Performance-based funding regimes are most likely to work in non-complex situations where performance is easily measured, tasks are simple and routine, goals are unambiguous, employees have direct control over the production process, and there are not multiple people involved in producing the outcome. In higher education, it may be easy to count the number of gradua...

 

Machine Bias [...]

> Brennan testified that he didn’t design his software to be used in sentencing. “I wanted to stay away from the courts,” Brennan said, explaining that his focus was on reducing crime rather than punishment. “But as time went on I started realizing that so many decisions are made, you know, in the courts. So I gradually softened on whether this could be used i...

 

Paying Skilled Workers [...]

> Unfortunately, our research does not provide an explanation for why wages do not reflect relative labor market conditions across occupations or skills. However, the data clearly indicates that wages for workers with scarce skills are too low compared to wages for workers with a more abundant skill set. It would seem that this provides a profitable opportunity for co...

 

De-Legitimization [...]

> You have to assume your allies have good intentions and are being thoughtful and reflective about their practice. You have to treat differences in approach as differences in personal theories of change, not as tests of moral fiber. That means engaging respectfully with the person’s underlying assumptions instead of challenging their motives or character. And not ...

 

Defaults [...]

> Who do they entrench? > Who do they avoid? > Who do they hide? > Who do they improve? > Who do they enhance? > Who to they leave behind?...

 

Brains aren’t computers [...]

> Because neither ‘memory banks’ nor ‘representations’ of stimuli exist in the brain, and because all that is required for us to function in the world is for the brain to change in an orderly way as a result of our experiences, there is no reason to believe that any two of us are changed the same way by the same experience. If you and I attend the same conc...

 

Homework and Adaptive Platforms [...]

> I have spoken to a lot of students and teachers about the homework problem. Many of the best teachers either don’t count homework toward the course grade or count it just a little—enough to communicate to the students that the homework matters, but not enough to trigger the what’s-the-minimum-I-have-to-do calculation. They use the grade as just one tool in a...

 

The Audience Experience [...]

> Now I do like to make people laugh :) but my final point is: > - Make them learn something about themselves > And that's the basis of the experience. I come into a presentation not thinking that the audience is lacking something which I can provide, I come in thinking that the audience already has the essentual skills or abilities, which I can help them realize. ...

 

Millennials Are People, Too [...]

> Millennial students are human beings like any other. Their desire for stimulating, collaborative, gratifying things is identical to the same desires held by previous generations. > There are some generational differences, namely that Millennial students report being more prone to anxiety and depression than previous generations, but this is not because of some inher...

 

Personalized learning in context [...]

> ...simply asking what works stops short of the real question at the heart of a truly personalized system: what works, for which students, in what circumstances? Without this level of specificity and understanding of contextual factors, we’ll be stuck understanding only what works on average despite aspirations to reach each individual student (not to mention mo...