Day: December 14, 2014

How Data-Mining Hurts Higher Education

Many colleges and universities have adopted data-mining to improve student retention and to channel students to courses and programs that the institutions judge most appropriate.  The future of higher education is here and it is, in spirit, benignly totalitarian.  Goldie Blumenstyk, writing about it in the New York Times, (“Blowing Off Class?  We Know”) emphasizes […]

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