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Technology Fails Plagiarism, Citation Tests
"plagiarism detection software is being unmasked as not as effective as using browser search engines." But with Turnitin, you don't actually have to read the paper. Maybe I'm cynical, but I'm thinking we don't trust our own judgements. But the better argument is this,

"Both plagiarism detection and citation software are harbingers of the dangers of seeking shortcuts for teaching students any aspect of writing; spending school or university funds on these inadequate technologies, I think, is hard to defend, but the greater pedagogical problem is how technology often serves to impede, not strengthen our roles as educators—especially as teachers of writing.
plagiarism  fyw 
july 2015 by mcmorgan
How I manage to keep active in so many networks
PhD candidate Cristina Costa on living in her PLN.
dl  dh  academia2.0  ple  fyw  social_learning 
june 2013 by mcmorgan
Microsoft honcho pleads with media: 'Stop picking on us!'
How to handle annotating an article, including sarcasm.
fyw  argument  annotation 
may 2013 by mcmorgan
Prof. Jones's wiki / Class Notes Assignment
Class notes are epistemologically weird. On the one hand, they feel quite private, but, on the other, if your understanding of what went on in class is too idiosyncratic, then you’re likely to do poorly on exams. (Also, to whatever extent a class is a shared intellectual enterprise, there should be at least *some* common understanding of what has gone on during our time together.) It can be hard to improve one’s notetaking skills, because it’s traditionally such an individual practice. Enter the wiki.
wiki  teaching  fyw  via:ccarey 
april 2012 by mcmorgan
No one owns a hashtag « BuzzMachine
From the originator of #fuckyouwashington, which created a minor hashblurp. Some thoughts on how the tag functions socially.
twitter  hashtag  fyw  fyc  erhetoric  en3177 
august 2011 by mcmorgan
Critical thinking: Why our students need it and resources for teaching it
less on critical thinking as a practice and more like 3 examples of skepticism. a starting point, but not an ending point. solid critical thinking would address her opening statement that the education system doesn't teach critical thinking. read it.
fyw  lib_ed  fyc 
february 2011 by mcmorgan
Twelve Theses on Wikileaks (with Patrice Riemens
[via if:books]. 12 entry points to the WikiLeaks discussion. From Amsterdam, it reads like an internal Pentagon report. "We do not think that taking a stand for or against WikiLeaks is what matters most. WikiLeaks is here to stay, until it either scuttles itself or is destroyed by opposing forces. Our point is rather to (try to) assess and ascertain what WikiLeaks can, could — and maybe even should — do, and to help formulate how “we” could relate to and interact with WikiLeaks."
wikileaks  anarchy  fyw  a&e  newjournalism  citizen_journalism 
december 2010 by mcmorgan
Will the Book Survive Generation Text? - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
A modest prediction of more cultural catastrophe on the way. Too clever by half. But a good article for freshmen to read and say, 'meh.' Have a look at the comments.
literacy  literature  doomsayers  fyw  done_to_death 
september 2010 by mcmorgan
eLearn: Best Practices - eLearning Tools for English Composition
A list of tools and toys - sites and applications - for the very traditional way of teaching first-year comp. I wouldn't call this best practice so much local practice, and I don't see these so much as tools for learning as tools for teaching. Perhaps a counter-list is in order.
twwt  DE  fyw  fyc 
april 2010 by mcmorgan
Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0
John Seely Brown and Richard P. Adler social learning is based on the premise that our understanding of content is socially constructed through conversations about that content and through grounded interactions, especially with others, around problems or
erhetoric  fyw  social_learning  socialpractices  learning2.0  oer  ple  mooc 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
SparkNotes: Frost's Early Poems: "The Road Not Taken"
I've seen just one too many times Frost's poem being quoted as hoorays for taking the rare and so heroic choice. It's not a poem about heroism or choice but about spin. Please
poetry  literacy  literature  fyw 
march 2008 by mcmorgan

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