Why we should bulldoze the business school | News | The Guardian

Because it borrows the gown and mortarboard of the university, and cloaks its knowledge in the apparatus of science – journals, professors, big words – it is relatively easy to imagine that the knowledge the business school sells and the way that it sells it somehow less vulgar and stupid than it really is.


Why we should bulldoze the business school | News | The Guardian

The long read: There are 13,000 business schools on Earth. That’s 13,000 too many. And I should know – I’ve taught in them for 20 years

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Interesting site: Classroom | Synonym

Get educated on The Classroom,’s go to source for expert writing advice, citation tips, SAT and college prep, adult education guides and much more.

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The Tech Industry’s War on Kids | Richard Freed

“The Tech Industry’s War on Kids,” reveals a dark secret: psychology—a discipline that we associate with healing—is now used as a weapon against children. Unbeknownst to but a few, tech…

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Nicky Case’s blog is full of excellent teaching tools!

Nicky Case’s projects n’ stuff

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Colestia: Socialist video games (oh my!)



The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’ – The New York Times

Assessment is also a major impediment to implementing innovative pedagogy.

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I teach at a big state university, and I often receive emails from software companies offering to help me do a basic part of my job: figuring out what my students have learned.

If you thought this task required only low-tech materials like a pile of final exams and a red pen, you’re stuck in the 20th century. In 2018, more and more university administrators want campuswide, quantifiable data that reveal what skills students are learning. Their desire has fed a bureaucratic behemoth known as learning outcomes assessment. This elaborate, expensive, supposedly data-driven analysis seeks to translate the subtleties of the classroom into PowerPoint slides packed with statistics — in the hope of deflecting the charge that students pay too much for degrees that mean too little.

It’s true that old-fashioned course grades, skewed by grade inflation and inconsistency among…

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