Required Readings

Required Readings, 26 September 2013

JREF releases a 10-part Ray Hyman lecture series. Social media audits on the horizon for universities. “SPOCS” are coming? The 99s in New York.

JREF releases a free lecture series called “How To Think About Dubious Claims by Ray Hyman” – Well, I think Ray Hyman isn’t making the dubious claims 😉 This is quite neat…but I wish the sound and video for the series were as slick as the animated titles that begin each video.

Worried About Message, Colleges Scrutinize Social Media – Some colleges are asking employees to document and track all of their social media interactions. A librarian gets angry.

Harvard wants to create “Spocs” – Oh dear. You think “MOOCs” are annoying. Just wait until you meet “small private online courses”, or “spocs”.

Your 4-year old scored a 95? Better luck next time – New York pre-schoolers are being separated into the 99s and everyone else.

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P.E. Robinson

P.E. Robinson

Professor P.E. Robinson teaches astronomy to non-science majors at a 2-year college in the United States. He has a decade of experience teaching science in higher education, and providing professional development experiences to astronomers and other educators. Skepticism and critical thinking are key components of everything he teaches.


  1. September 26, 2013 at 10:25 am —

    Should that be “your 4-year old”, rather than “you are 4-year old” ?

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