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v6.2.3 - moving along, a point increase at a time

I am no good at computers

Well the semester started and I invariably got my first "I'm sorry, I'm just no good at computers" comment from someone at work. This reminded me of a post that I saw on Dangerously Irrelevant a few weeks back. I first started hearing this a couple of years back and ever got it.This quote from Dangerously Irrelevant was really interesting:What does this say about us as educators? As employees of supposed
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Getting out of Grading - Seriously?

Earlier this month I was reading an article on Inside Higher Ed about about a Duke administrator that went back into teaching, how she found Grading so tiresome that she decided to outsource it...to her students! Yes indeed, students in her class also graded each others papers.This professor writes:I can't think of a more meaningless, superficial, cynical way to evaluate learning than by assigning
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Someone has a case of the Mondays!

Well OK, not really. I don't know if this story transpired on a Monday - it was just a catchy title :-)Anyway, I had heard of this story about a student accused of copyright infringement and possibly academic dishonesty for posting his own code online! I did not know much of the story until I read the whole story on Inside Higher Ed. If you haven't seen it, go have a quick read - it IS pretty ridiculous.Basically
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