Day: May 3, 2013

Yet Another Fake Hate Crime on Campus

Why are phony “hate crimes” so common, particularly on campus? James Taranto took a stab at answering this perennial question yesterday in his popular “Best of the Web” column. The occasion was the latest hoax: a women’s studies student at the University of Wyoming sent an aggressive and vile sexual message to herself, denounced it […]

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MOOCs and the Stratification of American Higher Education

Cross-posted from Big Think So Peter Sacks, author of the excellent Generation X Goes to College, explains what’s really wrong with the likely MOOCification of higher education. Studies show that learning through MOOCS and related online delivery systems isn’t worse than that through the more traditional or personal ways of teaching, at least according to allegedly reliable […]

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