mcmorgan + corporateculture   6

The Costs of Corporatization
The cost is the public good. The corporate model cannot serve the public good. We're all complicit.
november 2016 by mcmorgan
(Higher) Education as Bulwark of Uselessness
I'm deskilling in the wake of Pokemon GO. " I am being completely straight in claiming that the role and glory of education is that it can be useless, not being bounded by criteria of production and pre-determined purpose."
gaming  polemic  corporateculture 
july 2016 by mcmorgan
'I Love My Label': Resisting the Pre-Packaged Sound in Ed-Tech
Tapping into a volume of historical data, the predictive algorithm guides course selection in a way that improves academic success and drives on-time degree completion.” But just like the predictive modeling in music, this process should prompt us to ask a lot of questions about what feeds that algorithm and what are the results: What sorts of classes get recommended? Are students offered something that sounds familiar, comfortable? What signals to the algorithm what a student might find familiar? What happens in the face of an algorithmic education to intellectual curiosity? To risk-taking, to exploration, experimentation, play? To the major that many of us pursue for a while, “Undecided.” Does the educational system as-is, with or without an algorithm, value these things? And what happens when classes are devised in order to perform well according to this algorithm?
d2l  corporateculture 
march 2016 by mcmorgan
E-Portfolios Are Not the Fitbit of Higher Education
I'm forever dubious of e-portfolios, esp as they tend to be forever trumpeted by those who don't use them. Students: get your own domain, keep a blog and a wiki, set your own terms. "e-portfolios come to represent the Fitbits of higher education, then we will have utterly failed our students."
efolios  assessment  corporateculture  corporatecrawl 
january 2016 by mcmorgan
What’s So Radical about Defending Public Education? | The Academe Blog
A brief history of the corporatization - rise in costs, fall in wages, undermining of quality - of the state university. There's no place to hide.
corporatecreep  globalcapitalism  corporateuniversity  corporateculture 
october 2015 by mcmorgan
It's the culture, stupid! How Atlassian maintains an open information culture
Pretty good article about wikis in Atlassian, a wiki-value-added company. The emphasis is on local practices of sharing ("culture" is the code word), and how those practices are made open on local wikis and blogs. Good for outlining some of the possible practices corporate wonks might be asked to engage. Some cheer leading, but worth a butchers.
wikis  web2.0  corporateculture  blogging 
may 2012 by mcmorgan

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