Living, Breathing, Professors

In Defense of the Living, Breathing Professor' "Crowd-sourcing' the grading of an essay online is no substitute for thoughtful evaluation by a trained educator."      This is an excellent commentary about mass classes published in the Wall Street Journal, of all places.  Have a look:it is all about why good teachers have little to … Continue reading Living, Breathing, Professors

Of MOOCS and Minnesotans

A guy sets alone out here at night, maybe readin’ books or thinkin’ or stuff like that. Sometimes he gets thinkin’, an’ he got nothing to tell him what’s so an’ what ain’t so. Maybe if he sees somethin’, he don’t know whether it’s right or not. He can’t turn to some other guy and … Continue reading Of MOOCS and Minnesotans

A Bit about http://educationalanthropolicy.org!

Jill Koyama from  Educational Anthropolicy, a website created by Jill P. Koyama of SUNY Buffalo.  Like many anthropologists, she is pushing into educational issues here in the United States, and around the world.  She is a sociocultural anthropologist committed to providing a public platform in which anthropologists, educators, and students can engage.

My German Skills at 25 Years: Formal and Informal “You”

One of the weirdest things for Americans learning German is to know how to say “you.”  Like a number of languages, German has a formal and informal way of saying you, i.e.  the informal “du”, and the Formal “Sie.”  Americans have an aversion to acknowledging social distinctions, which spills into you we think about those … Continue reading My German Skills at 25 Years: Formal and Informal “You”