Why College Teachers Say Crazy Things….

Believe me, I know the feeling…

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Are Teachers Entertainers?

I’ve been following a discussion on LinkedIn in which one instructor has taken the position that teachers are entertainers because learning should be fun, and another is taking issue with him — he maybe¬†agrees that learning should be fun, but he’s doubtful that teachers are entertainers. I think it wouldn’t hurt to consider how weContinue reading “Are Teachers Entertainers?”

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Profit, HigherEd and Lessons on the Prestige Cartel

Originally posted on tressiemc:
My friend Aaron Bady (who may one day learn to spell my whole name!) had the foresight to publish his excellent analysis of temporality, future fetishization, and MOOC evangelism at his online home. He encouraged me to similarly publish my talk. Here’s the thing: I go off script. A lot. I…

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Understanding Four- vs. Six-Year College Graduation Rates

If you’ve been shopping for colleges you might have read about four and six year graduation rates. These rates are indicators of what percentage of entering freshmen finish college four years after starting and what percentage finish six years after starting. Graduation rates beyond six years aren’t followed very closely, as most students finish within six years orContinue reading “Understanding Four- vs. Six-Year College Graduation Rates”

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Choosing a College or Major

I’ve been reading a variety of blogs about the process of choosing a college and major and feel that none of them really get to the point. All of them seemed concerned with long term happiness, though, which is a good place to start. One Forbes article advises students to identify their passions and makeContinue reading “Choosing a College or Major”

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