Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Pros and Cons of Grad School

May 3, 2015

Some helpful advice from The Onion.

Back from ETS & AAR/SBL

November 25, 2014

Returned from my big academic conference and this story seemed relevant. Not a great time to be an academic.

Academic Freedom?

October 21, 2014

An interesting account of the current world of academic politics. It could be a frightening reality, given the lack of due process that is seen in this account.

Beloit Mindset List 2014

October 21, 2014

Always worth a look. I’m getting so old…

An Optimistic Case on the future of the University

October 20, 2014

Here’s an optimist’s case. I’m not entirely convinced, though the bleakest accounts of the future are likewise to me not entirely believable. But big changes are coming – and some things we all like and value will be lost, I suspect.

Flipped Classroom

October 20, 2014

I thought these were some good ideas about the move toward a “flipped” classroom. I wish I’d heard some of these when I began thinking about this.

Feynman Lectures

October 19, 2014

This is cool. Watch them.

How Bad are the Colleges?

October 19, 2014

A review of Excellent Sheep and some other thoughts on Higher Education.

Online Gender Gap

October 6, 2014

This is an interesting discussion of educational gaps even in online courses. Whether these suggestions will close the gap entirely or if there are other factors remains to be seen. But it is certainly worth the effort to think about these issues.

Academic Freedom

October 5, 2014

Some interesting trends in academic freedom. Both from the side of professors (including Stanley Fish’s taxonomy) and concerns about student driven censorship.