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

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/apr/27/bulldoze-the-business-school

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.

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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

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

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Interesting site: Classroom | Synonym

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

Source: Classroom | Synonym

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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…

Source: The Tech Industry’s War on Kids | Richard Freed

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

Nicky Case’s projects n’ stuff

Source: It’s Nicky Case!

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Colestia: Socialist video games (oh my!)

https://colestia.itch.io/

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

Assessment is also a major impediment to implementing innovative pedagogy.

Punkonomics (@DearBalak)

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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