Required Readings

Required Readings, 28 November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving, teachers and learners! I’ve got required readings for you today, but please spend time with loved ones and/or the Mythbusters before completing your assignment.

An article in Slate describing academic department cuts at Minnesota State University Moorhead and the University of the District of Columbia got a lot of social media attention. An insider at MSUM tells me the article doesn’t just border on hyperbole, it wallows in it. A more measured look at the story appears in the Strib. School officials at MSUM have responded to the Slate article and are talking to the media.

Cute cats could be key to learning new languages – Well, if this were true, Rebecca Watson would be a human universal translator.

A Truce on the Technology front at San Jose State – MOOCs and philosophy don’t mix?

While many Americans enjoy their Thanksgiving, without thinking too much about its history, some Native American students are considering it thoughtfully.

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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.

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