Burn those Business Schools (or...maybe don't!)
The other day Paul Prinsloo posted this Guardian article on Facebook, and it seems like a popular article because Shyam Sharma (among others in my online educational social network and PLN posted it). As usual my PLN got me thinking (and, as is evidenced by this blog post, creatively procrastinating and not really working on my dissertation proposal...D'oh! 😜). This blog post started life
Paying students for academic achievement
This months started off with a "show me the money" theme, both for pre-college and college level kids. First we had a story on NRP, asking whether paying for grades cheapens education, and then we had a story from Indiana University's Pressroom on their "incentive grants" for students who do well in school.I fall somewhere in between the two positions of to pay and not to pay. When I was in school
Credit Crisis - Visualized
This is simply a great video to watch on the hows and the whys to the current credit crisis. The visuals, the setup, and the explanations are great in my opinion.Have a look - it's only 11 minutes. I would say that this is a good intro video for intro to finance classes.The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo.
Back to blogging (about classes)
I started this blog last summer so that I could use it for two of my instructional design classes and it's been dormant since the end of the semester. I thought of integrating the content with my main blog, but what the heck, I may as well just use this!This semester I was not able to afford any instructional design classes. The university pays 45-50% of the tuition for ID classes, and I pay the rest.