Thursday, March 26, 2015

The University of Everywhere? Not.

Audrey Watters' review of The End of College.   Suffice to say, she didn't like it.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Data mining or spying?

on students' privacy, trust, spyware and cheating. Asks the right questions and nails it.

Why spy on students?  And, why the obsession about 'cheating?'  With the push to use services like Turnitin to play the 'gotcha' game with students learning to write, with the sweeping of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and all the other social media services that this old dog will never learn to use, or to use well, what does all this do to students' ability to own their own identities, their conversations, where is their privacy, or is this all just hackable?