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Learning Analytics [...]

> Once the Pandora’s Box of data availability has been opened, then individuals lose control of the data about them that have been harvested. They are unable to specify who has access to the data, and for what purpose, and may not be confident that the changes to the education system which result from learning analytics will be desirable. More generally, the lack of...

 

Marshmallow Scarcity [...]

> Time and again, poor children have performed significantly worse than their more fortunate counterparts. A 2011 study that looked at low-income children in Chicago noted how poor children struggled to delay gratification. A 2002 study, which examined the physical and psychological stresses that accompany poverty, did too. And so have many others. > > The realizatio...

 

Equity by Design [...]

> Rather than viewing inequalities as a natural catastrophe (Coates 2015), equity-minded individuals allow for the possibility that inequalities might be created or exacerbated by taken-for-granted practices and policies, inadequate knowledge, a lack of cultural know-how, or the absence of institutional support—all of which can be changed....

 

GitHub for Lesson Plans [...]

> In sum: “Small differences between lessons plans are enormously important, enormously time-consuming to account for and fix, and whatever I already have is probably good enough.” It turns out that even if two lesson plans don’t differ all that much they already too much....

 

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?...

 

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...