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Riots and Reason

I truly believe that to be a good teacher, a decent writer or a perfunctory scholar one has to concede the limits of evidence, reason, and rationality. It is no … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 9 Comments

Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You but What Coursera Can Do For Your Country, Part 1

In my little corner of the world where I study credentialism, labor markets, technology and inequality today’s announcement from Coursera is pretty huge: The First Lady, Michelle Obama took to … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Rebirth of Cool: Trust, Tech, and Dystopias

I did a cool thing today. I MOOC’d. That is, I joined Justin Reich’s massive open online course “Massive: The Future of Learning at Scale“. Justin is a guru at … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Gainful Regs: For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? — Matthew 16:26, something called The Bye-bul?  Not to get all Old Testament on that thing, but … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Top 💯: Race, Gender, Credentialism

I believe Diverse Issues of Higher Education has produced it’s annual “Top 100 Degree Producers of [insert ethnic/racial minority]” since the 1990s. The publication used to be called Black Issues … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

Thoughts on a Theory: New Media and Representation

This post has two antecedents, one more ignoble than the other. On one side, I half-joked on Twitter that I make my friends listen to my half-formed theories on new/legacy/social … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

What Rhimes With Bad Cultural Analysis?

By now all of the smart people have written the smart takes on the New York Times’ television review crediting Shonda Rhimes’ with creatively manipulating the “angry black woman” stereotype. … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 1 Comment
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