Required Readings

New ED Secretary, critical digital literacies, shoulders shock professor, censored student journalism, and more: Required Readings, 12.19.16

So, it turns out the last Required Reading news about potential nominees for Secretary of Education missed the mark. Meet Betsy DeVos. But what’s the worse that could happen? Truthy Lies and Surreal Truths: A Plea for Critical Digital Literacies An Idaho university student received a zero on a humanities …

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Required Readings

Homework benefits, student loan protest, teacher turnover, Rolling Stone smackdown, and more: Required Readings, 04.05.15

Good morning Required Readers! Spanish researchers found that more is not necessarily better regarding math and science homework, as measured by standardized test scores. The point at which time spent on homework began to negatively correlate to scores, generally speaking: about 70 minutes. To protest what they see as fraudulent practices, …

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What About the Beethovenz?

I love going to conferences. It’s probably my favourite part of being an academic because it’s one of those very few opportunities you get to be surrounded by people who are not only excited about your discipline, but who are truly in a position to be excited about your scholarship. …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 29 August 2013

How does one poop in space? What research is there on best practices in online education for at-risk students? Should journalism students learn to fly aerial drones? Find out in today’s required readings. Chris Hadfield Explains How to Poop on the ISS – a video, rather than a reading, but …

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Journalism Fail: Weissmann on financial aid.

In a recent article for the Atlantic (linked yesterday on Skepchick), Jordan Weissmann makes the provocative argument that a number of colleges and universities have put in place financial aid systems that effectively bilk lower-income students while lavishing funds upon the already-wealthy. Those of you that have followed my writing …

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